INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singers Jordin Sparks (L) and Jason Derulo attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on
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It's always a gamble when it comes to high-profile relationships and the headline-grabbing break-ups that can result: Either the end of the romance gets played out in the music and the videos (a la "Cry Me A River"), or the artists involved opt to keep mum on the subject and refrain from revealing anything about the split in the press or otherwise. 

With (Top 40 nominee!Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks, it looks like we're looking at a case of the latter. In a new interview with Billboard, Derulo says that it's more of a matter of when he'll begin writing about his relationship with Sparks, not if.

"I've just kinda been focused on what's happening in my career and in my family," he said, referring to life post-Jordin. "Through that, everything has been all right. I've just been focused. I have this new motivation. I think sometimes in life things are placed in our lives as a lesson, so you've got to take every negative experience and turn that thing into a positive."

And for Derulo, that positive is getting the pop treatment, as he goes on to say that he's "100 percent" planning on writing about Sparks: "I'm somebody who cannot keep those two things separate. Like, I have to put it on paper, put it on wax, put it in my songs. I cannot separate the two. My creativity, my personality won't allow me to separate the two. If that's what's going on in my life, that's in the songs I make as well. It's definitely a piece of that."

Derulo's not the only one working a former famous relationship into his songs lately: Taylor Swift was pretty frank about the fact that "Out of the Woods" was inspired by her relationship with One Direction's Harry Styles. Will Sparks respond in kind with a post-break-up ballad? We'll have to wait and see, but in the meantime, let's revisit some happier moments from the relationship fueling Derulo's future tracks.