- (Photo: Screenshot via YouTube/Jason Derulo)
Singer Jason Derulo recently got down on one knee and asked Christian girlfriend and "American Idol" alum Jordin Sparks to marry him, but only for scenes in his new music video, "Marry Me."
The video, released on YouTube yesterday, shows Derulo, 24, serenading Sparks, 23, as they go through the motions of a wedding proposal.
The video includes a montage of romantic interactions between Sparks and Derulo, including going out to dinner and watching a movie. At one point a large, a flashy diamond ring graces the screen. The video also transitions from showing Derulo and Sparks at their present age to fast-forwarding 30 years, showing them eating breakfast together when they are in their early 50's.
Although the video sparked rumors that Derulo has proposed to Sparks after dating for nearly two years, Derulo tweeted on Monday: "We shot part of the #MarryMeVideo at @MichaelCFina in NYC. When the times right my ring 4 Jordin MAY look like this :)."
Derulo has made it no secret that although he has yet to propose to Sparks, he intends to do so when the time is right.
"It is about Jordin, actually, and it's talking about how amazing it will be when I get down on one knee and it will be the greatest moment of my life," Derulo told E! News earlier in August regarding the music video.
Derulo first confirmed he and Sparks were dating in September 2011, shortly after he had broken his neck while rehearsing for an upcoming tour. He told People magazine following the accident that he and Sparks had grown closer because of his injury. "We've gotten closer because of my accident. It's awesome to have someone you can talk to and she's a wonderful person," he said,
Sparks, who won the singing competition "American Idol" in 2007, has been open about her Christian faith throughout her career. She has attributed her successful music career to God, saying: "I definitely recognize that I have a God-given talent. I have a sense of inner peace, I know God gave me this wonderful voice and I feel that what he needs me to do is share it with others."
Sparks will star in the upcoming Christian film "Left Behind," a disaster movie adapted from the fictional End Times series that follows a group of survivors who are left behind after the Rapture, or the resurrection of Christian believers to heaven when the world ends.