Jordin Sparks is no longer the 17-year-old girl we first met years ago. The American Idol winner is now a married woman and a mom-to-be.

Sparks, now 27, shocked us all by exclusively revealing to People magazine that she privately eloped with aspiring model, Dana Isaiah, 25, on July 16 in Hawaii. Only a month later, the couple found out they will be expecting their first child in spring 2018.

“We’re both really excited. 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.”

Prior to tying the knot, Sparks and Isaiah had only been dating for a few months. They were introduced via text by their mothers while the singer was in Houston for the Super Bowl. The two bonded over their Christian faith and met for the first time on Easter.

Sparks says she immediately knew Isaiah was the one. “I knew right away; it took him a little bit longer,” she said.

“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… 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.”

Sparks has not been lucky in love in the past, experiencing public rough break-ups with Jason Derulo and Sage the Gemini.

“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,’” she recalled. “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.”

Sparks’ surprising, but exciting news caused her to become a top 15 trending topic on Twitter.

Though this relationship is most definitely on the fast track, we wish the happy couple well. “This is the best part so far because I have [Dana] and I have this little one and I have a new family,” Sparks told People. “I’m the most content I’ve ever been in my life.”

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