He will always love her! Singer Ray J, who had an on-and-off romance for years with the late Whitney Houston, has at last spoken out about the star's tragic death. In a statement released to In Touch, he said: "Over the past few days I've tried to process the emptiness that I am experiencing. What my heart feels cannot be expressed in words. The world lost an icon, but I lost my close friend. Nippy, I miss you so much! You were so happy and full of love. Your smile will live in my heart forever."