She took two big steps at a time! American Idol winner Jordin Sparks revealed on Tuesday, November 14, that she secretly married boyfriend Dana Isaiah this past July—and now, they’re expecting their first baby together.
Sparks, 27, and Isaiah, 25, made the magnanimous revelation to People alongside the first look at her growing baby bump. “We’re both really excited,” the new wife told the magazine. “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 “Tattoo” singer is due next spring, and got married—rather suddenly—during a trip to Hawaii with friends in July. Both Sparks and Isaiah decided to elope on July 16. “We hadn’t had a set plan or anything,” Sparks added. “We were like, ‘If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, that’s okay too.”
The couple fell in love over shared values involving their shared faith and devotion to their families. “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 People. “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.”
The couple’s child is due late next spring.