Whitney Houston’s alleged lesbian lover to release book about their time together

2019-04-23 12:40
Whitney Houston. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images

Cape Town - Whitney Houston continues to be a topic of conversation long after her death.

Her long-time best friend and lesbian lover, Robyn Crawford, will be releasing a memoir detailing their life together, Daily Mail reports. 

In a statement released by Penguin Publishing Group, they say the book – titled A Song For You – will "set the record straight".

"Since Whitney’s death in 2012, trusted and loyal friend Robyn Crawford has stayed out of the limelight and held the great joys, wild adventures and hard truths of her life with Whitney close to her heart," the statement read. 

In A Song for You, a reference to the classic Donny Hathaway song, Robyn will allegedly share "the moving and often complicated story of her life and relationship with Whitney". 

"With warmth, candour, and an impressive recall of detail, Robyn gives readers insight into Whitney’s life and career. She traces the years from when she and Whitney first met as teenagers in the 1980s to the recording of Whitney's first album and the infinite success that followed. 

"From countless sold-out world tours to her epic rendition of the US national anthem to the set of The Bodyguard, her tempestuous marriage and the birth of her only child, Robyn was there. Deeply personal and heartfelt, A Song for You is the vital, honest and previously untold story that provides an understanding of the complex life of Whitney Houston. Finally, the person who knew her best sets the record straight."

The book will be on shelves on 5 November.

Last year, the Whitney documentary, Whitney: Can I Be Me, spoke on Whitney’s relationship with Robyn. In it, various family members spoke about how the I Will Always Love You singer could not maintain the relationship because of the pressures of maintaining her public image.

In his autobiographical movie, The Bobby Brown Story, Whitney’s ex-husband also spoke about the two’s friendship, admitting he once got in a physical fight with Robyn.

In it, Bobby revealed he fought with Robyn over her strange attachment to Whitney and give his wife an ultimatum to cut her off completely, which she did in 2000.

SOURCES: Daily Mail, Penguin, Rolling Stone, LA Times

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