Jordin Sparks covers September 2012 issue of REDBOOK Magazine. The singer and actress looks glamourous, don’t you think? Inside the mag, Jordin opens up about her relationship with Jason Derulo, her recent weight-loss and how it was to work with Whitney Houston.
Read the excerpts below and get the mag when it hits the stands on August 14.
On her weight-loss:
“My whole journey has been about self-acceptance. There’s no quick or magical way to lose weight. You just have to do it the natural way — diet and exercise and stick to it — and be able to do it at your own pace. Everyone has their own thing.”
On Jason Derulo:
“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. Priorities get in line when stuff like that happens. Family is what matters — and being with the people you love.”
On starring alongside Whitney Houston:
“I can only talk about what I experienced. I do think there is a different aura around the film now. I think there was some skepticism before. And there are certainly some themes in the movie that everyone would have wanted to ask Whitney about like, “Did you relate your own life to this part,” which I’m sure she would have answered honestly. The cool thing about Whitney was that she was not scared to talk about or confront the things she had gone through.”
On why she doesn’t like to party in Hollywood:
“Oh, I’m waaay too scared to dabble in anything like that. I like the way my heart beats, I like the way I think; I don’t need or want anything to change that. The first thing I think of is, ‘What would my grandparents say?’ My mom and dad would kick my butt.”