Jordin Sparks had a baby and then walked a red carpet three days later

Premiere Of Global Road Entertainment's "Show Dogs"

American Idol alum Jordin Sparks looked radiant on the red carpet at the premiere of her upcoming flick Show Dogs on Saturday night. The 28-year-old singer is always a cutie, but I think she deserves extra credit for coming out a mere three days after giving birth to her first child.

Jordin, decked out in a a floral print mini-dress by Saloni, shined on the red carpet at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Just a few days earlier, Jordin welcomed her son with hubby Dana Isaiah into the world. The boy, named Dana Isaiah Thomas Jr., DJ for short, has already made his social media debut and he is an angel.

If you only knew how much daddy loves you! 🗣😩👶🏽🖤

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According to PEOPLE, DJ was born at the Natural Birth Center & Women’s Wellness in Los Angeles. He weighed 8 lbs. 4.5 oz. and measured in at 21½ inches. Of the blessed event, Jordin told the magazine that “It was miraculously beautiful. Dana caught him with my midwife, Simona, and when he handed him to me, I was absolutely overwhelmed with joy. He was and is everything we imagined.”

At the premiere, Jordin told Entertainment Tonight that she was in and out of the birth center within a few hours. “We stayed for a little while. We checked his weight and stuff and then [we were like], ‘We’re going to go home and sleep.’ So we left within four or five hours.” As for her decision to attend the premiere, Jordin shared:

“I was actually expecting to be immobile. I was expecting all of that and when I woke up the next day I was like, ‘Oh, I can get out of bed. I’m ok,’” she shared. “I mean, I want to be careful. I don’t want to end up in the hospital, but at the same time I actually do feel really good.”

“I knew about the premiere a couple months ago but I completely spaced,” she explained. “Then they were like, ‘Hey, the premiere is on Saturday. How are you feeling?’ and I was like, ‘Oh, yeah. I can actually go to that,’” adding, “I’m excited to get back to him already though. I’ve only been gone for like 40 minutes.”

[From ET]

As for expanding her brood, Jordin joked, “No, no. I’m not ready. Nope,” adding, “I would love for him to grow [up with siblings] because we had siblings. But ask me in like three years.” Since Jordin isn’t a stranger to reality TV, it’s probably not a surprise that she’s eyeing a return to the genre that made her famous. She told ET, “I’ve had a number of opportunities to do a reality show. People have asked over the years and I’ve just been, like, ‘No, no. It’s not the right time.’ And, I think now, with everything and how my life has shifted, when I met Dana I fell in love and it completely changed everything, and now with DJ, it’s like OK.”

I’ve never had kids, so I am not sure how impressive it it for Jordin to hit the red carpet (and not look completely wiped) after having a baby a mere three days earlier. But she looks fab and feels good, the baby’s healthy and I guess that’s really all that matters.

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Premiere Of Global Road Entertainment's "Show Dogs"

Premiere Of Global Road Entertainment's "Show Dogs"

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  1. Kitty says:

    She looks amazing! Congrats to her!

  2. Snowflake says:

    She’s so pretty. I love that dress. That must be a weird feeling as a baby when you come from the womb into the world. One minute, you’re in a nice warm womb, the next, you’re sliding out into the cold. 😁

  3. monette says:

    She looks amazing in that dress and good for her if she had the strenght and felt like she wanted to attend the premiere.
    On the other hand, as a normal person who has had a baby and took about 1y to look and feel confident and good about my self mentally and physically, I’m starting to resent all these articles about women in heels and make-up 6 hours after birth, perfect bodies after 2 weeks, etc.
    I have nothing against her or Kate, good for them, but what about the rest of us? Isn’t there enough pressure on us already??

    • Eleonor says:

      I am childfree, but I think all these images of women in heels and perfect, immediately after giving births set the bar too too high for common women.
      Like if we needed even more pressure.

    • Mama says:

      I agree, monette. It isn’t the norm and I wish we saw more of the norm. I was a mess after both of mine.

    • ChrissyMS says:

      Yes, I agree. Women put so much pressure on themselves in regards to everything motherhood related. It is really terrible. My husband doesn’t put himself through the ringer like that. It is a weird thing women do to each other and ultimately to themselves.

    • Hannah says:

      Just remember its isn’t the norm, it isn’t expected of you and think about all the support from stylists they have to be able to do that.

    • Anastasia says:

      Right? Exactly what I’m thinking. I thought there was a lot of pressure around breastfeeding for as long as possible when I had my baby in 1994, but now you have to have the baby and go home in just a few hours, then be perfectly groomed and dressed perfectly in just a day or a few days.

      No thanks. I wore nursing nightgowns nonstop for about two weeks, LOL.

    • HeyThere! says:

      @MONETTE, for every one of the lucky people like this I’m certain their are thousands who like us, didn’t luck out. It took me months to recover and feel semi-normal with both births. I’ll never forget how my vag felt with all the stitches. I will say she needs to be careful!!! This I sent how you go back to your six week checkup pregnant. Ha!

      I’m looking at this picture like ‘where is the blood going?! And how is it not running down her legs?!’ Gross, I know. I was stuck wearing diapers for a few weeks and still managed to ruin several outfits. She got lucky. That’s the only way around it. I have to say my body gave me two beautiful, healthy babies and I’m grateful for it. I’m not red carpet ready as in I’m not toned like I use to be but if the trade off in my case is worth it. I have to be proud of my helps me mentally. Sometimes I look in awe at my toddler and small baby and think MY BODY LITERALLY CREATED THESE TINY HUMANS?! AMAZING! As for me, I’m trying to focus on my infant and not worry about having abs. For me that is what works. If I start worrying about being in perfect shape my mind can become unfriendly to myself. It’s the worst. Now, if someone is worried about being red carpet ready, that’s fine too. I’m just not there yet in the I really care about it department. Lol. For me, focusing on my babies and sleeping as much as I can is what works for me.

      • RedOnTheHead says:

        HeyThere, I’ve never given birth and was going to ask about some of the things you mentioned but I didn’t want to gross people out. But I’m definitely curious. Before I had a hysterectomy I had the most god awful periods I didn’t want to leave the house. The bleeding, the bloating, the constipation. Ugh! Just felt gross.

        Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t all of that even worse after giving birth?

      • betsyd says:

        Other than being impressed with how radiant she looks – all I keep thinking is that she has on an adult diaper or some mesh panties and a giant pad.

        I am also thankful my career didn’t demand that I put on a pretty dress three days postpartum (I was just returning home from the hospital at that juncture), and have to smile in front of cameras.

      • HeyThere! says:

        @REDONTHEHEAD, my time of the month went from no cramps and ‘easy’, to after my first child thinking I’m dying each month. Now, after my second they are a little easier again but NOTHING like my pre baby periods! The bloating…I like 3 months pregnant for a few days each month. It’s insane. Then BAM, the bloat is gone. Headaches and intense cramps, too. I can’t complain because they are slowly, each month, getting back to pre baby style periods. I don’t think I’ll ever get there but that’s okay.

        It also took MONTHS for sex to feel good again….but we are good there now thankfully!

    • Gigi LaMoore says:

      Why should you feel pressured by what another woman does? It’s not a reflection on any other woman but the one in question. Just keep doing and being you.

  4. Jess says:

    She looks amazing, her legs look especially good in that outfit. Good for her getting out of the house for a bit, I’m sure the sanctmoms will scream about how they didn’t want to leave their precious snowflakes for a second, but to each their own. If she’s up for it why not, my sister had a drug free birth and was up bopping around 10 minutes later like she was high on speed, I felt like crap and couldn’t walk for a week, everyone’s different!

  5. WMGDtoo says:

    Damn she looks fabulous. Happy and gorgeous. That baby is precious. Very happy for her and family.

  6. WingKingdom says:

    Impressive is not the right word. It’s “lucky.”

    There are women who are up and about immediately, and there are those of us with various complications that made such a thing impossible. It took me two weeks to really feel good enough to go out (cesarean) and I’m not impressed by her; I recognize her good fortune.

  7. La says:

    She looks amazing and DJ is a cutie! Super impressive she went. I had a very quick uncomplicated birth with minimal drugs (not by choice, lol) and felt a lot better than expected a few days postpartum, and it sounds like she had a similar experience. But you are still bleeding like crazy, your lady parts are sore as hell and your milk starts coming in after a few days which hurts. On the plus side it makes your boobs perky as hell which would be convenient for a premiere dress, lol.

  8. Jess says:

    I thought about Kate here too, and I hope this doesn’t become a new trend to start seeing celebs fresh out of the delivery room looking red carpet ready. They already do magazine covers at 6 weeks which is ridiculous.

  9. Lucy2 says:

    Did someone on the red carpet seriously ask her about more kids just THREE DAYS after she gave birth to her first?!?!

    • ab says:

      right? and it’s not a “joking” answer for her to be like umm just let me enjoy this one. I don’t get this constant push for the next … when are you getting married, when are you having kids, when are you having another, and another, and are you done? one more? ugh it’s gross.

      also that baby’s face is so sweet! OMG.

  10. Chaine says:

    He’s so wide-eyed and curious for such a brand new human!

  11. ChrissyMS says:

    Wow! I think some people just recuperate quicker. TMI but I bled so much the first few days that I literally could not imagine going ANYWHERE and I didn’t…not even to the grocery store….but that was my puragative and this is hers. She looks amazing. Kudos.

  12. DesertReal says:

    I don’t say this much, but that baby is positively adorable.
    Jordan looks beautiful, and that dress is so springy and flattering on her.

    *Queue the rejection projection of people being oddly upset when a woman has a different experience from them*

  13. Muprhy says:

    Hey if Kate Middleton can do it, why can’t Jordin Sparks? She picked a great dress for the occasion too.

  14. Sarah says:

    Good Lord- I was induced on a Monday (late) and finally had an emergency C-Section on Wednesday. (Today. they never let women go over 12 hours, I’ve heard- ??)
    Anyway- I felt and looked like I was about to die…I am so happy for women who seem to have tolerable births!!

    • HelloSunshine says:

      Lol 12 hours is definitely not the cut off. I labored for 32 until we had to call it and do a c section. At least at my hospital, they encourage letting your body do it’s thing and monitoring closely

    • Erinn says:

      One of my friends went over 24 hours before having a section. I think it depends a lot on medical history, and how you’re doing during those hours.

      My mom said that she was ready to get up and leave a couple of hours after having me (her first). She wasn’t impressed that she had to stay for any length of time because she felt great. I freaks me out honestly, but some people are mega lucky.

      Giving birth was NOTHING for my mom. Some people are like that. But honestly – I’m always so impressed with the women who have a hard time and come out still wanting to have more kids at some point. It’s just so badass that someone can deal with all that struggle and pain and still be like ‘yeah, I’d do it again’. Just dealing with recovering after going through sections and hard births is so incredibly impressive to me.

    • lucy2 says:

      One of my friends was in labor for over 3 days, almost 4, and they ended up going in for a C section. She doesn’t handle people well to begin with, I’m shocked she didn’t punch someone.

  15. Rumi says:

    Omg what a gorgeous family, baby is too cute!
    And she looks happy and healthy, love her smile.

  16. TheOriginalMia says:

    Gorgeous baby! I’m so happy for Jordin and Dana.

  17. HeyThere! says:

    Ummm, I never get jealous but holy crap, I am next level jealous!!!! It took my body MONTHS to feel ‘good’. I had vaginal births and both times the baby tore me bad at the last second. I get babies out fast and normally with 3 to 5 pushes! Maybe that’s where I’m lucky? I know women who have pushed for hours or half a day only to have a c section. I had loads of stitches both times. It was AWFUL. She is so so so lucky to be feeling this good. Good for her.

  18. Anastasia says:

    Ok so I was in active labor for 36 hours, had a nine pound baby with no drugs in an Army hospital, I had broken blood vessels in my eyes and black eyes from pushing for so long, I was four minutes away from a c-section when she finally arrived, and I couldn’t poop for days. When I did, it was nearly as big as the baby and hurt almost as much. I was leaking breastmilk everywhere, totally sleep-deprived, and physically felt as if I had been run over by a truck. Repeatedly. I lived in nursing nightgowns for two weeks, wore those giant hospital pads that I had to change about every two hours, I smelled like sour milk, afterbirth, and baby pee constantly, and struggled to take a shower.

    Makeup? Hair? Not even a thought. The hair stayed up in a pony all the time. I’m not sure I even looked in a mirror for several days. I cried a lot. We were far away from family and friends, being as he was stationed in another state.

    All my way of saying let’s take this up and dressed and hair and makeup and attending premieres with a grain of salt. She most DEFINITELY had a lot of help.

  19. Bridget says:

    What’s standing out to me is that she felt like she had to go 3 days after giving birth in the first place. She can manage what she does on the carpet, and all the prep would be seated. But why is she going back to work (and a premiere IS Work) 3 days after giving birth unless she has to?

  20. Lindy says:

    I had a baby April 19th after 16 hours of active labor on pitocin (medical induction, 15 hrs of which were unmedicated) and am thankfully on leave from work for several months. 3 days postpartum I was still bleeding heavily, had a 2nd degree tear and my body apparently reacted with an allergy to the sutures so I was in excruciating pain from that, and had just gotten out of the hospital with my husband and the new baby, and couldn’t even get close to zipping my pre pregnancy jeans. I left the hospital in black yoga pants and a nursing tank and hoodie.

    Not quite 3 weeks later, I’m still rocking yoga pants, still can’t zip my jeans, am a zombie with a baby who nurses every 2 hrs, and my husband is not far behind me with the zombie, since he’s now doing most of the household stuff and handling our 8yo with homework, school runs and all of that.

    I’m currently waiting on my instacart order and feeling vaguely guilty about not dragging my a$$ out of the house to get groceries, but I have a tiny, adorable tyrant strapped to my chest in the Ergo and he’s finally sleeping (ish) so yeah…

    I’m ooooollllld (41) so I know I won’t “bounce back” the way I might if I were younger. But I was really fit and healthy before getting preggo, a lifelong runner and very healthy all through pregnancy. I still gained more weight than I wanted to and still will have a battle to get back to some semblance of normal.

    I honestly hate hate hate hate hate these stories about celebs having a baby and walking the red carpet ten minutes later. I’m all for promoting healthy pregnancies and not going totally crazy with the eating but I also just look at stories like that and kind of want to cry right now.

    Because it’s already a struggle to look at my body right now and try to be ok with where I am at this point, with where I realistically can get back to, with the things I know won’t ever get back to “normal” (stretch marks on my boobs, varicose veins behind my knees, etc.).

    I just wish the media would think before doing stories like this.

  21. kellybean says:

    She is so beautiful and that smile is radiant.

  22. Kristen says:

    I had a c-section, which I absolutely loved. It wasn’t my intention; that’s just how it worked out. But man — I was in PAIN for the first few days. Weeks, really. There’s no way I could have poured my body into anything but maternity leggings for the first month.

  23. Wigs says:

    She looks amazing, healthy and happy!

  24. Vesper says:

    All I can think about is how achy her crotch must be walking and standing in those heels. I know mine was was for a few weeks after I gave birth. I couldn’t walk around with the baby carrier because any pelvic weight just killed me. But I’m a tiny woman and Jordin is bigger. She is a gorgeous woman and I’m super happy for her!

  25. Jenn says:

    This actually does seem close to the norm for some of my friends – the ones who had fast births, no interventions, no time (or just didn’t want sometimes) an epidural, no pitocin etc etc….
    AND blessed not have any tearing. It does happen like this for some women. Sadly not for me. I didn’t want to walk more than one or two blocks for almost two months. Things finally felt normal again after that.

    Jordin looks absolutely gorgeous. That dress is killer!

  26. Egla says:

    She looks amazing and good for her to feel so good and ready to walk a red carpet. I too noticed that she worded like someone actually asked her IF she was feeling good enough to go to a premiere even they knew she just had a baby.

    Anyway to all the new moms: she really looks good but I noticed that she is not rail thin after just 3 days (which is OK, normal and as it should be) so none has to feel bad about getting in shape. Also my sister had a baby on 22 July and on 27 was out for a formula One race, She stayed to watch for several hours as she was not nursing and a month later we went together to a party and she partied like crazy. She had a lot of help with the baby and her baby slept through the night and had no problems so she was lucky. She could sleep from 9 pm till 5 am with barely any interruption so she looked and feelt good. She told me she didn’t have lot of bleeding after a natural birth that was pain free thanks to the epidural BUT she risked dying because the placenta got stuck on her abdomen and she was hospitalized for 5 days and avoided an operation because luckily the placenta went away on it’s own. So easy birth, risk of dying 2 minutes later, fast recovery, no post partum problems, easy baby, rapid weight loss with a very very strict diet. No magic there.

  27. Watercress says:

    Oooooh wow I am seriously in awe of this lady!

    I had a kid three years ago and it took me three months before the bleeding finally stopped, my boobs weren’t leaking all over the shop and I could get it together to have a shower at least once every couple of days. I swear I didn’t go anywhere except the baby health centre and the corner shop for the first three months and made my husband do all the shopping, errands etc

    Three years on and I’m only FINALLY getting back to normal. No joke! How do these women do it?!

  28. Gigi LaMoore says:

    We are all different so let’s all just appreciate our own journey. I had my son at 25, so the weight fell off easily and I was lucky that he just popped out-no stitches down below. I was able to walk out with him the next day, no pain, no wheelchair. Had him in the store shopping by day 3. Now, I am sure if I would have had more kids or perhaps had been older, I might now have had the same experience. It is what it is.

  29. JRenee says:

    I begrudge her nothing. She looks great. I was a whole mess for about a week after having my kid. We didn’t even get released from hospital until 3rd day back then. Wow. The baby is a cutie.