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American Idol Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks is only 22 — and she's in no rush to pull a Miley Cyrus and get engaged right away to her 23-year-old boyfriend, singer Jason Derulo. But she told Us Weekly she and her squeeze of one year are talking seriously about marriage.

 

One thing that sparked the conversation was the passing of Whitney Houston, Jordin's Sparkle co-star, last February. That same year, Jason fell on his neck during choreography practice for his tour and was almost paralyzed. 

 

"You really see the people you love and you go, I don't want to lose you," Jordin said. So it's put their priorities in order. But even though Jordin said they are in no rush to get engaged, she does want the "In My Head" and "Whatcha Say" singer to pop the question eventually. "I hope he does!" she said.

 

She may not be in a hurry, but that doesn't mean Jordin isn't already thinking ahead. We hear she's been sending Jason photos of engagement rings she likes!

 

It's good to see her so happy. They should just take their time and get engaged whenever it works for them — probably after Kelly Clarkson and her man get hitched!

 

Source: UsMagazine