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Whitney Houston was bisexual, claims ex-husband Bobby Brown

2016-06-09
It's been just over four years since Whitney Houston's death, and now the late singer's ex-husband Bobby Brown has released a new memoir entitled Every Little Step, in which he states that the singer was bisexual. Speaking to US Weekly, Brown claims that Houston had a romantic relationship with and her best friend and assistant, Robyn Crawford. us-bobby-brown-whitney-houston-cover-zoom-ce383d67-c9b0-414e-b504-8d63219abd54 Houston and Crawford both worked at a community centre in East Orange, new Jersey and Crawford became her assistant and then her creative director. Commenting on Houston's sexuality and her rumoured relationship with Crawford,  Brown said: "I know. We were married for 14 years. There are some thing we talked about that were personal to us." He continues: "I'm a man and she was attracted to me." While Houston denied rumours that she was a lesbian as far back as 2000, Brown explains that her denial could have stemmed from her family, specifically her mother Cissy. who apparently refused to accept her daughter's relationship with Crawford and wanted the assistant fired. During a 2013 interview with Oprah Winfrey, 82-year-old Cissy admitted to disliking Crawford and said that she would have "disapproved" of her daughter being a lesbian. Whitney Houston with friend and long-time assistant Robyn Crawford. Brown adds: "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." Meanwhile, a new documentary about Whitney is currently in the works and director Kevin Macdonald has promised the film "won't shy away from the darker parts" of the iconic singer's life. More stories: Male migrants and asylum seekers in Greece are turning to sex work in order to survive How often do most gay men watch porn – and for how long?