We're all going to miss Whitney Houston, but probably not as much as her godmother, Aretha Franklin, will.
The Queen of Soul admits the late singer had her ups and downs, but was always rooting for her to overcome her demons. She recently told sources, "We were all aware of her challenges and I was always rooting for her."
Whitney's tragic death was a surprise, to say the least, especially considering the music icon looked better than she had in years!
We thought she was in the process of mounting a major comeback when we saw the first glimpse of Sparkle and we weren't the only people crossing our fingers. Aretha saw the same "twinkle" in Whitney's eyes that we hadn't seen in years when she watched the film's trailer, saying:
"Seeing previews for the new Sparkle movie I thought, boy she looks good, healthy, fresh and has that twinkle in her eyes!"
Sadly, looks can be deceiving, but like Aretha, we'll always remember Whitney for all of the wonderful things she accomplished and all the joy she spread during her lifetime.
[Image via WENN.]