Jordin Sparks Recalls 'Terrifying' Time When Son, 1, Took 'Huge Grill Knife'

Jordin Sparks is basking in the joy of motherhood after welcoming her first child, Dana Isaiah Jr., last year. The new mom recently revealed some of the best moments she has experienced as a mom, and some of the frightening ones too.

Jordin Sparks’s son with husband Dana Isaiah recently celebrated his first year of life, and the young couple couldn’t be prouder of the little boy.

DJ, as they call him, has already started to grow into his own person, according to what Sparks told People’s “Celeb Parents Get Real.”

“He’s incredible. It’s been really amazing to see him emerge now," she gushed

And continued:

"Because it was almost like, he turned 1 and then boom! He was like his own person. Like, I saw little pieces of it, but now, he knows exactly what he wants, what he’s looking at, what he wants to do, where he wants to go if he wants to eat.”


And although watching her son develop that autonomy has been a joyful experience for Jordyn and her husband, it also led to a dangerous situation where, luckily, no one got hurt.

The 29-year-old recalled a time where she left DJ unsupervised for a few moments, and he ended up taking hold of a knife.

Jordin’s life as a mom has been filled with special moments, but a recent one that left her completely overwhelmed took place at DJ’s birthday.

“I didn’t think there was anything in the pantry,” she explained. “I was like, ‘Oh, it’s just a pantry, it’s food, cool.’ I turned around to put something down, [then] I turned around, and he had a huge grill knife in his hand.”

Sparks was levelheaded when handling the scary situation. She didn’t want to look altered as not to scare DJ, but she didn’t know how to approach the boy without accidentally prompting him to wave the knife.

Eventually, she was able to retrieve the utensil safely, and although she can look back and see the funny side of the story, Jordyn says the moment was “terrifying.” “I wish I would’ve checked [inside the pantry],” she added.


Jordin’s life as a mom has been filled with special moments, but a recent one that left her completely overwhelmed took place at DJ’s birthday on May 2.

The “American Idol” alumni shared an Instagram video that shows the blue-eyed boy dancing to “Baby Shark” and then walking to her with arms wide open and a massive smile on his face to hug mommy.

“In that moment, I just felt so overwhelmed by how much love I have for this little boy, and I realized in that moment that it was reciprocated in the same way that I loved him,” Sparks confessed.

“It was an incredible moment,” she added. “I watch it over and over again because I’m like, ‘This is real. This is real love, right here. It’s beautiful.’”

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