Bobby Brown is confirming long-time rumors that Whitney Houston was bisexual and had a romantic relationship with her best friend and assistant Robyn Crawford.
In his memoir “Every Little Step: My Story” and in an interview with Us Weekly, Brown says he knew his ex-wife was bisexual.
“I know,” Brown told Us Weekly. “We were married for 14 years. There are some things we talked about that were personal to us.”
The former New Edition singer also said Houston’s attraction to him was real.
“I’m a man and she was attracted to me,” Brown says.
Although Houston denied the rumors, Brown says her decision to keep that part of her life hidden was due to her mother Cissy Houston. Cissy, 82, told Oprah Winfrey in 2013 she would have not accepted her daughter if she had been gay or bisexual. Brown says Cissy even attempted to have Crawford fired.
“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.”
Crawford has never spoken publicly about her relationship with the singer, but penned a memoir for Houston in Esquire after her death in 2012.
“Now I can’t believe that I’m never going to hug her or hear her laughter again,” Crawford wrote. “I loved her laughter, and that’s what I miss most, that’s what I miss already.”