Jordin Sparks stepped in for Kathie Lee Gifford as she cohosted the Today show with Hoda Kotb earlier today.
The singer reminisced about her days on American Idol and what is was like working with Whitney Houston on Sparkle.
When I first got the part and I knew about it she was executive-producing it so I was like ‘cool I’ll say hi to her in the hallway’ and then a couple of days later it’s like ‘she’s gonna be playing your mother’ and I was like ‘what?!’
It was amazing; it was a lot of fun being able to sit or stand in front of her as she’s scolding me and I think it’s the greatest thing ever.
“She was amazing, she was so sweet and so nice and to hear her sing there was not a dry eye in the house; we were all bawling.”
As for boyfriend Jason Derulo’s confirmation of their relationship, a blushing Jordin says their romance “came out of left field.”
“I’ve known him for a couple of years and there was never anything there,” she revealed.
“But he kinda just came out of left field and swept me off my feet and I’m quite smitten with the guy I must say.”
Oh and in case you’re wondering about Jordin’s promise ring, “You know I switch it from day to day I don’t wear it exactly every day anymore but I always have something there,” she says.
Watch Jordin blush her way through her interview below.