Robyn Crawford Confirms She and Whitney Houston Were Lovers in New Memoir: WATCH

The relationship between Whitney Houston and her “best friend” Robyn Crawford was one of the worst guarded secrets in entertainment. But Houston’s rejection of Crawford to conform and marry Bobby Brown was something that she says she was not surprised by, but that she still was fiercely loyal and in love.

According to People magazine, “There was no one closer to Whitney Houston than her best friend Robyn Crawford. In their years together, she was Whitney’s gatekeeper, closest confidante and most loyal protector.

She was also, in the early ’80s, the singer’s romantic partner. Something she has never spoken about until now.


In her powerful new memoir A Song For You: My Life with Whitney Houston, excerpted in this week’s PEOPLE, Crawford, 58, is finally sharing her story — and their love story.


Seven years after Whitney’s tragic death, she says, “I’d come to the point where I felt the need to stand up for our friendship. And I felt an urgency to stand up and share the woman behind the incredible talent.”

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