Jason Derulo on His Breakup With Jordin Sparks: "I Do Get Tired of Playing Nice"

He opens up about exercise, Tinder and more

By Francesca Bacardi May 22, 2015 7:41 PMTags
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He penned a song called "Marry Me" about Jordin Sparks, so when Jason Derulo and the American Idol winner broke up, it was a huge surprise.

Landing the cover of Billboard magazine, Derulo opens up about his fitness regimen, career dreams and his former relationship with Sparks, which ended last fall after three years together. According to the "Want to Want Me" singer, he was "gentlemanly" about the breakup, despite Sparks claiming he leased a BMW he gifted her with instead of buying it.

"I do get tired of playing nice," he tells the magazine. "Especially when people think I did something wrong, or that she broke up with me. But it's so behind me."

He later posted a photo of the bill of sale of the car on Instagram, but deleted it soon after. Now the singer is single and ready to mingle and says his love life is like "a deck of cards."

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Joking around, Derulo clarifies that he's just "having a good time getting to know people," but it doesn't look like he'll be entering another relationship anytime soon because he's "married" to his music. He does, however, have something in common with Hilary Duff: He's fascinated by the dating app Tinder. But he probably won't give it the old college try because of his fame.

"It'd be like, 'A million new requests today!' That's just wrong," he says.

He maintains that his relationship was the real deal but admits celebs couple up for the sake of publicity "all the time." Even though he's technically readily available to enter a relationship, he is very clear that it would take a "miracle" to get him into a monogamous situation anytime soon because of his work.

"You can't pull me out of the studio," he tells the magazine. "Songwriting is a muscle," he explains. "The more you do it, the better you get at it."

While he's exercising his songwriting muscles, Sparks has moved on with Sage the Gemini (Dominic Wynn Woods). "Sage the Gemini and Jordin have been hanging out for months now and it has been a fun, flirty friendship in the beginning but in the past recent months, the romance has kicked in," an insider shared with E! News exclusively. "They are a couple this is for sure and this is not a rebound for her at all."

It looks like both Derulo and Sparks are happy where they landed!