Singer and actress Jordin Sparks has revealed that she cut herself off from friends for two months due to grieving for the late Whitney Houston who died in February earlier this year.
The 22-year-old No Air songstress co-starred with the troubled vocal powerhouse whilst shooting the new rags to riches movie, Sparkle, last year, and was preparing to hit the red carpet with Whitney at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy’s party in Hollywood, California, the night she was found dead in her Beverly Hills hotel room.
Recalling the horror of the night Houston passed away, Jordin said: "I was about to go change into my dress and there was a knock on the door. It was my publicist, who told me, 'Whitney's gone.' I said, 'What do you mean? Did she leave the hotel already?' And she said, 'No - Whitney's passed.'’’
Sparks was devastated by the tragic news and claimed she isolated herself for weeks as she mourned for the soul singer, and admits she is full of sympathy for Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina and her mum Cissy as they continue to cope with the legend’s death.
She told the New York Daily News: "I ended up being secluded; I cut myself off for a couple of months. I was just crying, I was so devastated.’’
''And I'd only known her for the two months we worked together. I can't imagine how her family and friends who had known her for a long time felt. She was very loved."
"I was somebody who had listened to Whitney's music and tried to emulate her. So to get to work with her in this intimate setting, to do scenes where we were yelling at each other, and then holding hands with her... I just loved her."
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