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Whitney Houston was ‘bisexual’ and ‘had secret love affair with best friend’

May 5, 2017

The singer's family know it's important the story is told to help other victims

Whitney Houston was bisexual and had an affair with her best friend, a new film has claimed.

Whitney: Can I Be Me premiered Wednesday night in New York, claiming to reveal more about the late superstar than ever before.

The film adds to the rumour that Houston had been dating her best friend and assistant, Robyn Crawford.

“I don’t think she was gay, I think she was bisexual,” stylist Ellin Lavar says in the movie.

“Robyn provided a safe place for her … in that Whitney found safety and solace.”

The two women met in 1979 as teenagers, at a community centre in East Orange, New Jersey.

Rumours followed the women throughout their careers, including while the singer was married to Bobby Brown.

“Robyn and Whitney were like twins,” security personnel Kevin Ammons tell Broomfield.

“They were inseparable. They had a bond and Bobby Brown could never remove Robyn. He wanted to be the man in the relationship.”

Whitney Houston’s former husband has corroborated reports that his ex-wife had a love affair with her longtime assistant.

Brown also claimed 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 told the magazine that Houston had been 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, however.

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.”

For those wishing to re-live her iconic voice, a singer from the Netherlands is becoming an internet sensation for her incredible Whitney Houston ballads.

Glennis Grace, a 38-year-old mother-of-one from Amsterdam, has been performing her renditions on a TV talent show and they sound unbelievably like the late star.

More: affair, bisexual, Bobby Brown, death, documentary, Gay, lesbian, LGBT, marriage, Music, New York, Robyn Crawford, US, whitney houston

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