It turns out Jordin Sparks isn’t just a great singer and actress. According to Jason Derulo, she’s also an awesome girlfriend.
“Just her being there when she could have been anywhere else in the world was an impact for me,” Jason recently told Fox411’s Pop Tarts, referring to the months she spent supporting him while he recovered from a spine injury.
“The best way to put it is that she was my backbone to the situation. A lot of people get really low into crazy depression and stuff like that, but when you have someone, it makes everything so much better,” he said.
Jason was required to wear a neck brace for nearly five months after landing on his head during a rehearsal in January.
“I could literally not be standing here right now. I could really be in a wheelchair or not be here at all in the situation,” said Jason, who now has a new appreciation for life.
Possibly the only silver lining to the cloud of immobility and pain is that now Jason and Jordin are closer than ever.
“She lives in Phoenix and she comes [to Miami] and takes care of me, brings me breakfast in bed, and she’ll go on walks with me,” he told People in January. “She’s a wonderful person.”
—Tracy L. Scott