Whitney Houston's closest friends believe she was in a lesbian relationship with her assistant.
In a documentary about her life, those closest to Whitney say she was in a relationship with Robyn Crawford, 56, the woman who spent 20 years by her side working for her.
I think the most important thing is that it was the most productive, supportive and creative relationship that she had for probably 15 years.'In the movie Ellin states her belief that Whitney was bisexual, having feelings for both Robyn and her husband Bobby Brown.
1963: Whitney Elizabeth Houston is born in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of Cissy Houston, a gospel singer1985: Whitney releases her self-titled debut album, the lead single You Give Good Love reaches number three in the charts and it later tops the Billboard 200 for 14 weeks1986: Whitney wins her first Grammy for Saving All My Love for You and the next year her second album is released, with I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) become a worldwide hit1992: Now a huge star, Whitney marries singer Bobby Brown and their relationship is plagued by rumours of drug abuse. She also stars in The Bodyguard with Kevin Costner2012: After years of heavy touring, Whitney is found dead in a bathtub after drowning following a heart attack caused by years of drug abuse Her former bodyguard David Roberts even said that Robyn and Brown would have physical fights over their shared loved of the singer.'Bobby Brown and Robyn Crawford together were the equivalent of fire and water, petrol and a short fuse – they hated each other. They would battle for her affections and they would battle for her attention, mainly to identify with the hate they had for each other,' he said.'There were numerous fights between Robyn and Bobby Brown, serious fights.
After Whitney died in 2012, her notorious ex-husband Bobby Brown said she might still be alive if she was allowed to be open about her sexuality.
In the documentary, her former bodyguard David Roberts even said that Robyn and Brown would have physical fights over their shared loved of the singer, and the intensity of their relationship even led to her exile from Whitney's inner circle.
1 hits in the 1980s, including "Saving All My Love for You," "How Will I Know," "The Greatest Love of All," "Where Do Broken Hearts Go," and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)."Billboard put her soundtrack to the 1992 movie "The Bodyguard" as one of the top 10 biggest-selling albums of all time. The soundtrack included the hit,"I Will Always Love You."Famed music producer Clive Davis reportedly spotted Houston 20 years later in a New York nightclub, signing her on the spot, according to her website.
Houston, whose hits included "The Greatest Love of All," died on the eve of the 54th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Whitney's family and friends believe Robyn was pushed out by her mother Cissy Houston, who disapproved of their romance.
Whitney's relationship with Robyn caused even more tension between the singer and Bobby Brown, who was six years younger than the singer and is often the one blamed for her downfall.
Nick said: 'Bobby Brown loved Whitney enough to say if Robyn Crawford had been around he believed Whitney would still be alive.
I think she did an amazing job of keeping her on the rails, keeping her more or less on time for interviews and that kind of thing.
'The fact that she grew up in Newark wasn't something that was ever made anything of anyway, in a way I think everybody was surprised that she grew up in the hood, although it makes complete sense.