Speaking exclusively to PEOPLE on Tuesday, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, 27, came clean about her secret marriage to Dana Isaiah, 25, in mid-July this year. Not only that, the excited singer is expecting her first child with her model husband sometime in spring next year.
“We’re both really excited,” Sparks told PEOPLE. “He’s been like, ‘I want to shout it from the mountain tops!’ We’re really proud to be married to each other and to be celebrating this.”
The news has been confirmed by Sparks’ rep Victoria Varela who told USA TODAY that the singer is “deliriously happy.”
And here’s the man pledging his love for the lady!
“It just more solidifies the whole team sentiment of a relationship,” Sparks, who eloped with Isaiah on July 16 while they were vacationing in Hawaii with some friends, told the magazine. “You know you’re still individuals, but at the same time everything is about ‘we’ and ‘us’ as opposed to ‘you’ and ‘I.’”
The 2007 American Idol Season 6 winner met her model husband’s family early this year in February during the Super Bowl weekend in Houston; she was there for her charity campaign “I’m M.A.D., Are You?”
Weeks later, when Isaiah informed his mom about his intended move to Los Angeles, the couple were put on a group text chat by both their mothers. According to the man, his mom tried to get Sparks to convince him not move out West.
“My mom was trying to get [Jordin] to talk me out of moving to L.A. because she’s experienced the industry out here,” he said. “It wasn’t like, ‘We want you guys to date.’”
However, it didn’t take long for the couple to bond well, owing to their “tight-knit families and shared Christian faith.”
After a month of talking to each other, on a daily basis almost, Isaiah just couldn’t hold himself back any longer; he took a flight to Los Angeles to meet with his agency and, more importantly, his future life-partner. They met for the first time over the Easter weekend.
“A couple days after we had actually met, I was like in my head ‘That’s going to be my husband! That’s my husband right there,’” Sparks told the magazine. “When I’m with him, I feel comfort and safety and calm and peace, and those aren’t things that I normally felt. So it was a little wake-up call for me.”
Earlier, she had spoken to Isaiah about waiting till they were married to move in together.
Sparks first announced her relationship with beau Isaiah in June, and in August, the doting duo made their first red carpet appearance.
While they may have surprised their families, and friends who didn’t already know, with news of their secret wedding, discovering in August that she was pregnant with Isaiah’s child shocked them both no end. However, they did get over the “initial shock of it” and are now thrilled about the prospect of becoming mom and dad.
“It was about five days after he moved to L.A. He comes in and I go ‘I’m pregnant.’ It was such a shock for both of us. I turned around and started bawling in the closet,” Sparks said. “It’s been really crazy because everything changes. Everything has been so crazy and fast-forward. Once we got over the initial shock of it, now again just like it is with the marriage, to be able to share that this amazing thing is happening, it’s such a great thing. We did this together!”
Here’s Isaiah with his nephew, getting some much-needed practice for the arrival of his own baby in spring. What a season to step into fatherhood!
“I’d gone through a crazy time last year, so I was just like ‘You know what? I’m good. I’m going to stay single. I’m just not going to look,’” Sparks said. “It’s amazing that that phrase “When you don’t look for it, that’s when it comes” … he just showed up at my door.”
“I’m extremely grateful because life is nuts. This is the best part so far because I have [Dana] and I have this little one and I have a new family. I’m the most content I’ve ever been in my life,” harped the over the moon singer.
The couple shared some intimate photos of themselves from their Hawaiian holiday, which, one can safely say, was their honeymoon, really.
Congratulations Jordin Sparks and Dana Isaiah on your wedding and soon-to-come parenthood!
Enjoy the pics!