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Jordin Sparks to guest-star on The Real O’Neals

The singer and actress will play herself in a fantasy sequence

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Troy Jensen

Kenny is about to get a surprise visitor on The Real O’Neals, as Jordin Sparks is set for a guest-star cameo in an upcoming episode, EW can exclusively reveal.

The singer (“No Air,” “Tattoo”) and actress (Sparkle) will play herself in a fantasy sequence. As ABC puts it, “Kenny’s fear that his relationship with his boyfriend is moving too quickly leads to a fantasy sequence in which he pictures their rut of a future, complete with belly fat, receding hairlines, and way too many lap dogs. Enter Jordin Sparks, whose surprise visit is cut short when she points out that settling down too soon has ruined Kenny’s life.”

Sparks arrives on the heels of Lance Bass, Jane Lynch, Tyler Oakley, and RuPaul, who also appeared on the show — and in Kenny’s imagination.

The Real O’Neals centers on a family going through major self-discovery, kickstarted by Kenny coming out and his parents, Eileen and Pat (Martha Plimpton and Jay R. Ferguson), getting divorced. It airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

For more on what’s ahead for season 2, read our interview with showrunner David Windsor here.