Jordin Sparks On Jason Derulo: Tragedy Brought Us Closer Together

“Sparkle” actress Jordin Sparks and chart-topping singer Jason Derulo are going strong as a couple.
Speaking highly of the “Whatcha Say” and “Don’t Wanna Go Home” singer in the September issue of Redbook, Sparks admits they are closer now than they ever were before.
“We both went through things that were tragic, and that brought us even closer together. He had a near-death experience, and I lost someone,” she tells Redbook. “Priorities get in line when stuff like that happens. Family is what matters – and being with the people you love.”
In related news, Jordin Sparks is honored to be featured in the upcoming movie ‘Sparkle’. Opening in theaters August 17, Sparks says “I don’t know if anything will ever be as good as this.”
“I get so overwhelmed because it’s my first film, and for my first film to be so deep and heavy…I got to work with one of my idols and sing with her, and she even played my mother,” she tells Redbook. “I don’t know if anything will ever be as good as this. Sometimes I ask myself, ‘Why did I deserve to have a part in a film like this?’ I don’t want this to come off crazy, but somebody said to me, ‘It’s like Whitney essentially passed the torch.’ And to hear that, it’s just nuts.”
You can read Jordin Sparks’ full interview in the September issue of Rebook, available on newsstands August 14.