Whitney Houston’s closest friends believe she was in a lesbian relationship with her assistant.
In a documentary about her life, those closest to Whitney say she was in
a relationship with Robyn Crawford, 56, the woman who spent 20 years by
her side working for her.
In the documentary,Whitney: Can I Be Me, Ellin Lavar, who dressed the
singer, and her security guard, Kevin Ammons, confess that Whitney was
bisexual and in love with her assistant.
After Whitney died in 2012, her notorious ex-husband Bobby Brown said
she might still be alive if she was allowed to be open about her
In the documentary, her former bodyguard David Roberts even said that
Robyn and Brown would have physical fights over their shared loved of
the singer, and the intensity of their relationship even led to her
exile from Whitney’s inner circle.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, documentary maker Nick Broomfield
credits Robyn for keeping Whitney ‘on the rails’ but believes her fans
are too obsessed with the intimate details of their relationship.
The filmmaker, told MailOnline:
‘It’s almost like people want the condom or here’s the stained sheet. I
don’t know what kind of conclusive proof one wants except this is the
closest relationship for years that Whitney had.They shared a house
together; they often shared the same bed. I think the most important
thing is that it was the most productive, supportive and creative
relationship that she had for probably 15 years
‘I don’t think she was gay, I think she was bisexual. Robyn provided a
safe place for her… in that Whitney found safety and solace.’
Her former bodyguard David Roberts even said that Robyn and Brown would
have physical fights over their shared loved of the singer.
‘Bobby Brown and Robyn Crawford together were the equivalent of fire and
water, petrol and a short fuse – they hated each other. Simple. They
would battle for her affections and they would battle for her attention,
mainly to identify with the hate they had for each other,’ he said.
Whitney died in 2012 when she drowned after suffering a massive heart attack, brought on by years of cocaine abuse.
Her friends and family – and even Bobby Brown – believe that she might still be alive if she was allowed to be with Robyn.
‘Bobby Brown loved Whitney enough to say if Robyn Crawford had been
around he believed Whitney would still be alive. I think she did an
amazing job of keeping her on the rails, keeping her more or less on
time for interviews and that kind of thing.
‘Certainly the people
closest to Whitney, like Bobby Brown and Patti Howard, all feel that
Robyn got driven out. If she stayed around, Whitney would probably be
Robyn worked as Whitney’s assistant from 1979 and eventually earned the position of creative director before quitting in 2000.
Whitney’s family and friends believe Robyn was pushed out by her mother Cissy Houston, who disapproved of their romance.