A new documentary about legendary singer Whitney Houston has touched personal details about her past including drugs, Bobby Brown, a lesbian affair among other things.
The documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me revisited the speculation that the late singer was bisexual. While the documentary which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday night tapped into some rare details about the star’s past, it also detailed on the long-rumored secret romance with her best friend and assistant Robyn Crawford.
Robyn who was among the film’s contributors was very close to Whitney and was long alleged to have had an intimate relationship with the award-winning singer.
According to Whitney’s former stylist Ellin Lavar the songstress was not gay.
“I don’t think she was gay, I think she was bisexual. Robyn provided a safe place for her… in that Whitney found safety and solace.”
Whitney and Robyn were inseparable like twins and it’s not the first time the nature of their relationship has been called into question. The two ladies met when they were teenagers in East Orange, New Jersey. Subsequently, they became the subject of romance rumours for years. This includes the period Whitney was married to Bobby Brown.
“They were inseparable. They had a bond and Bobby Brown could never remove Robyn. He wanted to be the man in the relationship,” security staff member Kevin Ammons says in the movie.
Former bodyguard to Whitney, David Roberts confirmed that Bobby and Robyn were not the best of friends. They would “battle for Whitney’s affections” from time to time until Robyn finally left the scene after the singer’s My Love is Your Love World Tour in 1999.
Her departure was supposedly the downfall of Whitney as Robyn was reportedly the person who was keeping her together.
A few years later, Whitney was found submerged in the bathtub in her suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 11, 2012. The talented singer was pronounced dead at the scene. While the cause of death was said to be drowning, an autopsy showed she had various drugs in her system at the time. She was 48.
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