After all, the two were together from 2011 to 2014. “Three years [is a] very long time,” Derulo told Seacrest. “I think sometimes you can be in a relationship so long, it becomes a part of your life and you feel like you’re obligated. And when you start feeling obligated and you start feeling like it’s something you have to do because it’s necessary, like breathing, that’s not a good situation either. It should be something different.”
He added that they aren’t exactly on speaking terms just yet. “I wouldn’t say good terms,” Derulo said of his current dynamic with Sparks. “I’ll be lying if I said that, but it’s not a bad situation. There’s no bad blood. We didn’t end off on a weird way or a negative way. It’s not like we’re hitting each other up, like, ‘Hey, what are you doing today?'”
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened,” the 24-year-old wrote. Despite her positive outlook, Sparks did change her Twitter background picture from one of the former couple to a sultry one of a solo Sparks wearing a white bra and flowing skirt.
“Everything is cool man,” he said. “It’s not a bad situation, it’s not one of those kinds of things.”
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“She kept a smile on her face and seemed to be in a good mood,” an eyewitness told Us Weekly. “It looked like Jordin was enjoying herself, and she was so sweet to fans.”
The former ‘N Sync member couldn’t agree more. “She’s doing great,” Bass, 35, told Us at the event. “I mean look at her. She’s a superstar and she can handle anything.”