Robyn Crawford speaks about her relationship with Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston’s life long friend Robyn Crawford has publicly confirmed for the first time that she had a physical relationship with the iconic singer.

Excerpt from an upcoming autobiography have been published where Crawford confirms that long rumoured relationship. The new book is titled A Song for You: My Life With Whitney Houston. 

“We wanted to be together, and that meant just us,” Crawford says in the book, where she detail their teenage romance. Crawford says Houston ended the physical side of their relationship in 1982 but the two remained close for many years afterwards.

“She said we shouldn’t be physical anymore, because it would make our journey even more difficult,” Crawford says in the new book, adding that Houston gifted her with a Bible when she told her she was breaking off the physical side of their relationship.

The singers husband Bobby Brown previously claimed that Crawford and Houston had been in a same sex relationship, but this is the first time Crawford herself has confirmed it.

In a 2013 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Houston’s mother, gospel singer Cissy Houston, said she “absolutely would have had a problem” if she had discovered her daughter was gay.

In the book Crawford also claims that Houston’s drug use began long before she met future husband Bobby Brown.

Houston passed away in 2012 but returned to the charts this year when Kygo remixed her 1990 cover of Steve Winwood’s Higher Love, turning it into a tropical house tune.

OIP Staff