A memoir that was written by Whitney Houston’s longtime friend, Robyn Crawford, reveals the truth surrounding decades of rumors about their relationship.
The untold story of Whitney Houston’s life sheds light on their relationship throughout the years.
The memoir, A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston written by Houston’s best friend, Robyn Crawford details how the pair met along with how their friendship evolved over the years.
In an interview with NBC News which will air on November 11, Crawford said, “It was during that first summer that we met, was the first time our lips touched. And it wasn’t anything planned, it just happened. And it felt wonderful. And then, not long after that, we spent the night together. And that evening was the night that we touched. And that just brought us closer.”
The memoir divulges that Houston ended the physical nature of their relationship soon after it began. Crawford wrote in the memoir that Houston told her “…we shouldn’t be physical anymore, because it would make our journey even more difficult…if people find out about us, they would use this against us,” going on to say “…and back in the 80s that’s how it felt.”
Despite not exploring what their relationship could have become, the two remained best friends in good times and in bad. While Houston went on to record albums in the 80s, Crawford pursued her Division I basketball career.
After Houston’s death in 2012, her ex-husband Brown later said in 2016, “I really feel that if Robyn was accepted into Whitney’s life, Whitney would still be alive today…She didn’t have close friends with her anymore.”
Houston died by drowning in a bathtub and the coroner’s report attributed her drowning to the “effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use”.