Jordin Sparks’ Son Inspired Her To Join DANCING WITH THE STARS: ‘I’m Doing This For Him’

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Jordin Sparks’ Son Inspired Her To Join DANCING WITH THE STARS: ‘I’m Doing This For Him’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Jordin Sparks is one of the many stars joining the DANCING WITH THE STARS cast, and she recently revealed what keeps her going.

Sparks is no stranger to competing on a reality show; she rose to fame after winning the sixth season of AMERICAN IDOL. The singer is a little nervous about her upcoming turn on DWTS, but she’s embracing her anxiety. 

“I want to do this because it scares me,” she shared. “It scares me, terrified is the word. I’m terrified and excited!”

Sparks also shared that her son, 4 year-old Dana Isaiah Jr, was the one to inspire her to take this step out of her comfort zone. 

“I want to show him that you can be brave and scared at the same time,” Sparks explained. “So I really am doing this for him.”

She also shared that Dana is just as excited about her time on the show as she is. 

“‘Where are you going, Mommy?’ He asks me every morning,” she laughed. “[I tell him] ‘I got to go to work. I got to go to rehearsal.’”

Sparks isn’t the only one in the family trying something new. Her husband, Dana Isaiah, is starting a new job, while their son is starting school.

“There’s a lot of new chapters and new beginnings happening and it feels a little frantic a little bit,” Sparks shared. “But at the same time, when I come home and I’m able to just sit with him and bond with him, we have that reconnection moment, it makes it all worth it.”

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