Bobby Brown has confirmed a decades long rumor in his new tell-all book: Whitney Houston’s secret same-sex romance with her best friend and assistant, Robyn Crawford.
Brown confirmed the rumor is true in an interview with Us Weekly.
“I know,” Brown, 47, told Us exclusively of his ex-wife’s relationship with Crawford, 55. “We were married for 14 years. There are some things we talked about that were personal to us.”
US Weekly adds:
Although the “I Will Always Love You” singer strongly denied the claims, Brown alleged it could have been because her family, including her mother, Cissy Houston, didn’t approve of the lesbian relationship — even insisting Crawford be fired. Cissy, 82, revealed to Oprah Winfrey in 2013 that it “absolutely” would have bothered her if her daughter was gay, and she would not have condoned it.
“I really feel that if Robyn was accepted into Whitney’s life, Whitney would still be alive today,” Brown says. “She didn’t have close friends with her anymore.”