Whitney Houston Celebrated by Bobbi Kristina, Ray J, Pat Houston at Sparkle Premiere

Late singer's final film brings together her friends and family, who honored her life

By Rebecca Macatee Aug 17, 2012 3:00 PMTags
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Whitney Houston's spirit was very much present at the premiere of Sparkle Thursday night in Hollywood.

The late singer's 19-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, walked the red carpet with a smile. Singer Ray J told E! News he was "touched" and "emotional" to celebrate Houston's final film.

"I can't even start with one thing [I wish people would remember about her]," he said. "It's just so much."

Pat Houston said her late sister-in-law "would be so proud right now."

Whitney's on-screen daughter Jordin Sparks' "face lit up" when Bobbi Kristina arrived last night. The singer-actress greeted Bobbi Kristina with "a huge smile and hug."

Sparkle opens Friday, Aug. 17, in theaters nationwide.

—Additional reporting by Alyssa Toomey