Robyn Crawford, the best friend of the late Whitney Houston, finally came out of the open to tell her side of the story.
Crawford, who has been mum about Houston’s personal life, has now shared some details to the public through her memoir “My Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston.”
Crawford has been rumored to be a lover of Houston and now has revealed that they had a romantic relationship going on.
Whitney Houston and Robyn Crawford Affair
They met when they were in their teenage years, Houston being 17, and Crawford was 19. They worked together at a camp in New Jersey and have gotten intimate about each other. It was on their first summer night that their lips touched one another.
According to Crawford, “It wasn’t anything planned, it just happened. And it felt wonderful”. After that night, they spent another evening together and touched each other. “And that just brought us together.”, Crawford added.
However, this physical intimacy came to a halt in 1982 when Houston was about to sign a contract with Clive Davis and Arista Records. Houston presented a bible to her when she was telling that this relationship should come to a stop; people are going to use this to destroy her. Both agreed to do so for the success of her singing career and dream.
One of the people who denied this relationship between these two ladies was Cissy Houston, the mother. In an interview with Oprah in 2013, she said that Houston was nothing more than a straight woman and would be opposing to her being gay.
According to Crawford, “Whitney told me her mother said that it wasn’t natural for two women to be that close, but we were that close.” Crawford worked with Houston over the past decades but succumbed to leaving that work because of the rumors going around. She didn’t want to ruin Houston’s career.
Bobby Brown couldn’t have denied the fact that if Crawford had been in Houston’s life, she wouldn’t have gone down to addiction and probably would have been alive until now. That would have saved one of the biggest stars in the music industry. Those were just some speculations which people would never know.
But why now?
Why did Crawford just come forward now? She said that she has never envisioned herself speaking in public. If she had, then she would have been out in the open a long time ago.
She wants the public to know how Houston a human person is, that she also had been a perfect person inside and out despite the glamour and success. There were many offers about her telling about Houston’s life, but she didn’t give in to that.
Now, she thinks it is the right time to reclaim a story that a lot of tabloids have said and done to Houston’s life. “I owe it to my friend to share her story, my story. Our story. And I hope that in doing so, I can set us both free.”