Whitney Houston ‘would still be alive’ if lesbian relationship had been accepted
Bobby Brown claims his former wife would not have died if she had stayed in a relationship with Robyn Crawford.
Whitney Houston’s former husband – R&B star Bobby Brown – has claimed that his ex-wife had a lesbian love affair with her best friend and longtime assistant.
Brown added that if Houston had stayed with Robyn Crawford, she might never have died.
“I really feel that if Robyn was accepted into Whitney’s life, Whitney would still be alive today,” Brown told Us Weekly.
“She didn’t have close friends with her anymore.”
Brown – who is promoting his new book, “Every Little Step,” – told the magazine that Houston was bisexual.
“I know,” Brown said of the relationship.
“We were married for 14 years. There are some things we talked about that were personal to us.”
The singer repeatedly denied rumours she was in a relationship with her close companion Crawford.
Following her daughter’s death, Houston’s mother revealed to Oprah Winfrey that had her daughter been gay, she would “absolutely” have had a problem with it.
During the interview, Oprah read the section of the book where Cissy Houston wrote: “I knew I didn’t want Robyn near my daughter and I told Nippy [the family’s pet name for Whitney] that.
Questioned by Oprah, Cissy Houston admitted she “didn’t really like” Crawford, saying she spoke “disrespectful”.
When Oprah asked if she would have been “bothered” if her daughter was a lesbian she replied: “Absolutely.”
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“It would have bothered you?” Oprah asked.
“Mmmm hmmmm,” Cissy confirmed.
“You wouldn’t have liked that?” Winfrey pressed.
“Not at all.”
Houston died in a hotel bathtub in February 2012 after ingesting a mixture of cocaine, marijuana, Benadryl and Xanax.