After decades of speculation, Whitney Houston’s rumoured lesbian tryst is getting ready to reveal all. Robyn Crawford was closely connected to the late Whitney Houston in the 1980s, when they met as teenagers. Their relationship has been the subject of many rumours. In fact, two documentaries about the famed singer’s life have claimed that Houston was bisexual and that they were more than just friends.
Neither Houston nor Crawford had ever confirmed that their relationship was sexual or romantic in nature, but as Houston spent two decades dominating the charts around the world, Crawford was there by her side through it all.
“Crawford and Whitney Houston were inseparable friends and collaborators. This is the poignant inside story of their life together,” say the publishers.
“I was 16 and we were working at summer jobs and I remember thinking, ‘Wow, this is really going to be a trip this summer — I don’t have any friends,” Whitney recalls meeting Robyn in an interview in the documentary, Whitney.
“And then here comes Robyn with this beautiful, beautiful afro. She was tall and very statuesque and I was like, ‘Wow man.’ She stood up for me. I remember thinking I’ve known this person seems like all my life”.
A Song for You: My Life With Whitney is set to be published by Penguin Random House in November. “With warmth, candour, and an impressive recall of detail, Robyn gives readers insight into Whitney’s life and career,” say the publishers.
“She traces the years from when she and Whitney first met as teenagers in the 1980s to the recording of Whitney’s first album and the infinite success that followed. From countless sold-out world tours to her epic rendition of the US national anthem to the set of The Bodyguard, her tempestuous marriage, and the birth of her only child, Robyn was there”.
A Song for You: My Life With Whitney has been described as, “Deeply personal and heartfelt, A Song for You is the vital, honest, and previously untold story that provides an understanding of the complex life of Whitney Houston. Finally, the person who knew her best sets the record straight”.
Whitney Houston died on 11 February 2012 at the age of 48 when she accidentally drowned in a bathtub in Beverly Hills. Heart disease and cocaine were contributing factors to her death.