jordin sparks & whitney houston*Jordin Sparks had a chance in a lifetime to work with the late legendary singer, Whitney Houston in the production of remake, “Sparkle.”

On the red carpet at the Essence Black Woman in Hollywood luncheon, she talked about how great her experience was with her.

“I got the amazing honor to stand face-to-face with her,” said Sparks dressed in a shimmery black number. “I have amazing memories that I get to cherish. I didn’t know her very long. It was two months. It was 12-hours a day for two months. You get really close when you’re in that kind of setting. She was so motherly and so kind and hilarious. She was so funny. She would bust out with stories and jokes.”

Sparks also reminisced that when Houston would come in to start the day she would say, “’How are my babies today? My babies good? God is good!’

Sparks also honored her co-star at the luncheon.

“Sparkle” will hit theaters on Aug. 17.