Jada Pinkett Smith shared rare photos of the late Whitney Houston on Instagram July 4, 2018.
Jada Pinkett Smith shared rare photographs of her “dear” is still “bright” friend of Whitney Houston, on Instagram Wednesday, adding that only those she has of the late singer.
Smith, 46, said the three snapshots were taken almost two decades ago, when she was pregnant with her son, Jaden, now 19. In the photo collage, the couple can be seen laughing and chatting.
“She came to my baby shower,” Smith explained. “Whitney was so sweet, so intense … so real. She was funny and fun and so … present.”
“As talented and famous as she was … she didn’t wear on her sleeve. Not many of us in this business can claim that.”
– Jada Pinkett Smith
Smith continued, “As talented and famous as she was … she didn’t wear on her sleeve. Not many of us in this business can claim that … not even myself at certain points in my life.”
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In 2012, a Facebook post, Smith revealed that she was in Costa Rica when she heard about Houston’s tragic death.
Houston was found to react in a Beverly Hilton hotel bathtub by members of her entourage on Dec. 12, 2012, and pronounced dead shortly after. The L. A. coroner’s office listed drowning and “effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use” as the official causes of death on her autopsy report.
These are the only photos I have of Whitney, and I am pregnant with Jaden. She came to my baby shower. Whitney was so sweet, so intense … so real. She was funny and fun and so … present. As talented and famous as she was … she didn’t wear on her sleeve. Not many of us in this business can claim that … not even myself at certain points in my life. She was so down to earth … that’s what I admire about her. If only we could have celebrated her more while she was here. . You missed Whitney😘✨
Smith said she admired Houston’s “down to earth” personality and said that she still missed. The Instagram post garnered nearly 210,000 likes of Thursday and thousands of responses from fans from all over the world.
“How lovely .. such kind words… she was lucky to have you as a friend,” an Instagram user wrote.
“Her talent will never be exceeded, so important for me and all the generations,” others added.
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“My idol. My heart still hurts,” a fan answered.
Fans thanked Smith for sharing and telling the actress to the “treasure” the only photos she has of the music icon.
A new “Whitney” documentary will hit theaters July 9. Filmmaker Kevin Macdonald told Fox News in late June that Houston’s powerful national Anthem performance at Super Bowl XXV was “one of the things that hooked” him into doing the film.
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