Jada Pinkett Smith paid tribute to Whitney Houston by posting old photos with the iconic singer on her Instagram.
“These are the only pics I have of Whitney and I. I’m pregnant with [son Jaden Smith]. She came to my baby shower,” Pinkett Smith captioned the post.
She continued: “Whitney was so sweet, so fierce … so real. She was funny and fun and so … present. As talented and famous as she was … she didn’t wear it 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 admired about her most. If only we could have celebrated her more while she was here.”
The photos show Houston talking to the Red Table Talk host, who looks heavily pregnant.
“You are missed Whitney,” Pinkett Smith finished.
Her tribute comes days before Whitney, the Houston-family backed documentary, is released in theaters. The Kevin Macdonald-directed flick documents Houston’s life through never-before-seen video clips of the singer, candid interviews with her family and friends, and archival footage.
According to its synopsis, the film promises to be “an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life.”
The movie is out this Friday, July 6.