Rosie O’Donnell got candid about Whitney Houston’s sexuality on “Watch What Happens Live” on Thursday claiming that “everyone” knew about the late singer’s sexuality and her romantic relationship with assistant Robyn Crawford.
When Andy Cohen asks O’Donnell what Houston and Crawford were like as a couple, she admits that she didn’t know them on a personal level but it was common knowledge they were a couple.
“I didn’t know them as a couple per se, but I knew that they were together,” O’Donnell says. “I’m friends with a lot of very athletic, older lesbian women who are in the WNBA. And that’s sort of the group, all of these basketball-playing women. So I knew that, and I knew it for a very long time.”
“Everyone sort of knew it,” O’Donnell adds. “So I thought it was very surprising when Clive Davis came out and said that he never discussed her being gay. I don’t believe that for a minute.”
In the documentary “Whitney: Can I Be Me?” friends and family insinuate Houston’s close relationship with Crawford was romantic.
Bobby Brown also revealed Houston was bisexual in his 2016 memoir “Every Little Step.”
“I really feel that if Robyn was accepted into Whitney’s life, Whitney would still be alive today,” Brown told Us Weekly. “She didn’t have close friends with her anymore.”