” In the film, everyone including Whitney’s backup singers to her bodyguard and even Bobby Brown confirm what has long been rumored: Whitney was at times romantically involved with Robyn Crawford.
The pair were inseparable, especially early on in her career.
“I don’t think she was gay, I think she was bisexual,” Houston’s long-time stylist Ellin Lavar said in the film. in that Whitney found safety and solace.” Crawford continually tried to get Houston off of drugs, wanted her to go to rehab and take a break from the world tours.
“[Cissy] knew about the relationship with my daughter 25 years ago.
Why she would deny it, you have to ask her.” The raw footage included in “Can I Be Me?
Whitney’s first apartment was with Robyn—after she turned down a basketball scholarship to Monmouth College to become Houston’s personal assistant.
A role she would take on for years to come until it’s rumored that she was paid off by the family to leave mid-tour in 2000.
Her mother never liked the closeness between Robyn and her, she wanted Crawford out of the picture.
In a 2013 interview with Oprah, Cissy admits that she would’ve “absolutely” had a problem if Whitney had been gay.
This footage of the duo shows a different side of Whitney not before seen in public.
In one clip, you can see Crawford singing every word to hit “If I Told You That,” with a smile on her face as she watches Whitney perform on stage.
But then Whitney would always come and pour oil over troubled waters,” he said.
After Crawford resigned as Whitney’s assistant in 2000, Houston’s career seemed to quietly fizzle out. She was a loyal friend, and she knew I was never going to be disloyal to her. Now I can’t believe that I’m never going to hug her or hear her laughter again.
He wanted to be the man in the relationship.” After marrying Bobby Brown, Whitney quickly spiraled into using more and more.