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Whitney Houston Developed Lesbian Love With Best Friend Robyn Crawford But She Was Afraid Of Public Opinion

November 7, 2019 15:43

Whitney Huston was married to Bobby Brown for 15 years. They tied the knot in 1992, causing constant headlines about their lovely romance. The couple also had one daughter together, Bobbi Christina Brown.

Still, by 2007, the couple sparked gossips about alleged adultery, heavy drug use, allegations of physical abuse, and so forth.

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In the memoir, Bobby Brown: The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But…, Brown stated their marriage was "doomed from the very beginning."

I think we got married for all the wrong reasons. Now I realize Whitney had a different agenda than I did. I believe her agenda was to clean up her image, while mine was to be loved and have children.

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Whitney Houston in the 80s

One of the first speculations regarding the singer's marriage with Bobby Brown was that Whitney Houston and her longtime confidante Robyn Crawford had some physical love between each other.

Though the I Will Always Love You hitmaker denied these rumors, Robyn Crawford revealed they "wanted to be together," but Whitney was afraid of people's reactions.

Seven years after Whitney's tragic death, in a new autobiography, A Song For You: My Life with Whitney Houston, the singer's best friend revealed that the late star was her romantic partner in the 80s.

We wanted to be together, and that meant just us. She said we shouldn't be physical anymore because it would make our journey even more difficult. She said if people find out about us, they would use this against us, and back in the '80s that's how it felt."

Robyn Crawford kept their secret in safe and found "comfort in silence" for the sake of her lover, Whitney Houston. Their closeness spawned relentless speculations about the singer's sexuality for many years.

Whitney Houston & Robyn Crawford

The iconic talent's tragic final years had nothing to do with her sexuality but with her family and race, according to moviemaker Kevin Macdonald.

He e-mailed Robyn Crawford and that's what he found out:

I initially thought the story [about final moments] was maybe about her sexuality — that she was somebody who was not able to be gay [publicly]. I realized that actually is not the story. [Houston] only had, as far as I'm aware, one proper homosexual relationship, with Robyn Crawford, which people know about . . . The real story, as I dug deeper, had to do with her family, and to do with race, I suppose, and her childhood.

Whitney Houston died on February 2012, submerged in the bathtub. The manner of the demise was listed as "an accident" as a coroner stated the American singer's death was caused by drowning and the "effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use."