This is her now: Jordin Sparks, who accepted months ago that life as a single woman seemed to be her destiny, has revealed she got secretly married this summer and is expecting her first child.

In an interview with Peoplethe American Idol winner said she met her husband Dana Isaiah's family in February at Super Bowl celebrations in Houston. Sparks' parents and Isaiah's parents proceeded to put their kids on a group text together, and after talking every day for a month, the eventual couple finally met in Los Angeles.

“We’re both really excited,” Sparks said. “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.”

Sparks said the couple eloped on July 16th, and just a month later, she discovered she was expecting. The baby is due in late Spring 2018.

“It just more solidifies the whole team sentiment of a relationship,” she said. “You know you’re still individuals, but at the same time everything is about ‘we’ and ‘us’ as opposed to ‘you’ and ‘I.'”

Now, Sparks says she understands how quickly life can change, and how fate seems to have a sense of humor.

“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 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.”

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