Whitney Houston and best friend Robyn Crawford "wanted to be together," but the pop singer was afraid of what would happen "if people [found] out about us."
That's the heartbreaking takeaway from a People profile on Crawford, who has published a new memoir, A Song for You: My Life With Whitney Houston.
A long-troubled Houston died in 2012 at the age of 48.
Keep reading for the full story on Crawford's revelations:
Whitney Houston's Best Friend Robyn Crawford Breaks Her Silence on Their Love Affair in New Memoir https://t.co/bR0foPOYcI— People (@people) November 6, 2019
In her book, “A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston,” Crawford writes: “Something was happening between us. We never talked labels, like lesbian or gay. We just lived our lives, and I hoped it could go on that way forever.”https://t.co/9bexEWo4qB— shar jossell (@SharSaysSo) November 6, 2019
1. In-Box: A huge get for NBC News...— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 6, 2019
Dateline NBC and the Today Show will present an exclusive interview with Whitney Houston's best friend, Robyn Crawford, where she will, for the first time on camera, reveal her romantic relationship with Whitney Houston.
Robyn Crawford confirms her romantic past with the late Whitney Houston for the first time. https://t.co/dvTo2QoKTt— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) November 6, 2019
“Whitney told me her mother said it wasn’t natural for two women to be that close, but we were that close.” 💔https://t.co/MWRj2PRIkS— Maya Salam (@Maya__Salam) November 6, 2019
oh nippy 💔 https://t.co/M0eeGZS0av— doreen st. félix (@dstfelix) November 6, 2019
In tears. So little attention is paid to the way homophobia destroys women. And tells us to destroy ourselves. And she listened. And we lost her. And I knew this story was coming. And I am sadder than I thought I would be. https://t.co/n68UWLZ0gn— 🙅🏽♀️ Chanda Prescod-Weinstein 🙅🏽♀️ (@IBJIYONGI) November 7, 2019
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