In case you aren’t old enough to remember or have just plain forgot, back in the early to mid eighties their were rampant rumors the Whitney Houston was have a relationship with her assistant Robin Crawford.
When it was announced that Bobby Brown ans Whitney Houston were engaged it was rumored the engagement happened because the gay/bisexual rumors were a problem for her career, obviously because she was America’s Sweetheart. And that part of the deal with Bobby Brown had with Whitney was that Robin had to go once they were married…and she was let go soon after they married or doing the engagement.
Now Bobby Brown, in his new tell all book, Bobby Brown: The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But… is resurrecting these old rumors and suggesting that his 14 year marriage to pop’s original princess was doomed from the get go:
The marriage] was doomed from the very beginning…I think we got married for all the wrong reasons. Now, I realize Whitney had a different agenda than I did when we got married…I believe her agenda was to clean up her image, while mine was to be loved and have children.
The media was accusing her of having a bisexual relationship with her assistant, Robin Crawford. Since she was the American Sweetheart and all, that didn’t go too well with her image…In Whitney’s situation, the only solution was to get married and have kids. That would kill all speculation, whether it was true or not.
Now I will tell you what i know about these rumors.
When I was a kid my mother’s best friend worked in radio. She regularly had behind the scenes access to various events and through work hobnobbed with various celebrities. I remember when the rumors about Whitney Houston having an affair with her assistant, Robin Crawford were really heating up. My mom’s friends confirmed the tumors were definitely true and it was an open secret in the industry.
She said Whitney’s family was pissed about the whole affair, not just for the obvious reasons, but because they felt Robin had too much control over the young Whitney and was ruining her image. This was the 80’s so Whitney being involved in a gay relationship would not have gone over well with the public. This was also a time when rumors were circulating about Whitney’s hard partying ways and heavy coke use.
Mind you, this was all pre-Bobby Brown.
After Whitney started dating Bobby I remember my mom’s friend telling her that Bobby Brown wasn’t having it with Robin. That, as I mentioned above, he made it clear that if they were going to be involved she had to go. And if you look at the timeline of Bobby dating Whitney and Robin’s being let go as Whitney’s assistant…well you can draw your own conclusions.
So i say al of that to say, I don’t think Bobby Brown is lying. I think he is drumming up sells for his book in the same way that Whitney drummed up sales for her new CD with her Oprah interview. Everybody has to eat…especially Bobby Brown.