Jarrett is African American and has no ties to the Sunni Muslim group known as the Muslim Brotherhood, but right-wing critics have regularly attacked her over rumors that she secretly intended to promote Islam in the United States.The star's journey to forgiving the father of her baby, True Thompson, has been a rocky one. - After all the testimonials from relatives and friends, the songs from legends and pop stars, the preaching and even laughter, the raw emotion of Whitney Houston's funeral came down to just one moment: The sound of her own voice. " as she was held up by two women and led out of the church behind her daughter's body.Complete Coverage: Death of a pop diva It was the most searing scene on a day with mixed moods as family, friends and a list of celebrities — sometimes one and the same — came to the humble New Hope Baptist Church, where Whitney Houston first wowed a congregation, to remember one of music's legends, but also a New Jersey hometown girl.Fittingly, music played a major role in the send-off to one of music's greatest voices.
The superstar teased an intimate evening on her Instagram Story Monday night, posting a video of the two roasting marshmallows together over a fire pit. Actively working at bettering ourselves and our life!
Lots will be shown during a free public exhibition beginning March 19 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif., just blocks from the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where Houston died at age 48.
As the strains of her biggest record, "I Will Always Love You," filled the New Hope Baptist Church at the end of the nearly four-hour service Saturday and her silver-and-gold casket was lifted in the air, the weight of the moment was too much for her mother to bear. A few steps behind her was the pop icon's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, also crying uncontrollably as she was comforted by Houston's close friend, singer Ray J.
Both sides of Houston were recalled at the service at New Hope, which was filled with about 300 mourners, including Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Mary J. And I know the famous in the room have had theirs." Many who spoke talked about Houston's unshakable faith in Jesus Christ.
Blige, Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, Diane Sawyer and Houston's cousin, Dionne Warwick. They said it got her through some of her most difficult times.
And Keys, her voice breaking at times, dedicated her song "Send Me An Angel" to Houston Brown briefly appeared at the funeral, walking to the casket, touching it and walking out.