In the new book Remembering Whitney by Cissy Houston, the stern mother of the troubled star wrote that she did not approve of her daughter’s relationship with Robyn Crawford.
Crawford was often linked romantically to Houston without much proof, but Cissy basically spelled it out when she said that kids “want to experiment with all kinds of things.”
Oprah Winfrey asked Houston about it on OWN’s Next Chapter in a less elaborate but equally honest line of questioning, and Cissy still made it clear that she disliked the very idea of it.
Oprah: Do you believe that Whitney and Robyn were in a gay relationship?
Cissy: I don’t really know. I didn’t particularly like her.
Oprah: What didn’t you like?
Cissy: She just spoke too much, disrespectful sometimes, like she had something over [Whitney], and I didn’t like that at all. She was all right, she turned out to be all right, I guess. That was her friend.”
Oprah: You would not have liked that?
Cissy: Not at all.
Oprah: Not at all? You wouldn’t have condoned it, or…?
Oprah: So were you happy when Bobby Brown came into the picture?