Whitney Houston’s best friend and romantic partner, Robyn Crawford, refuses to blame Bobby Brown for the singer’s drug issues.
58-year-old Crawford spoke to NBC News ahead of her memoir, A Song For You: My Life with Whitney Houston, being released. In the book, Crawford reveals details of her relationship with Houston and finally admitted being physical.
Rumors followed Houston and Crawford for years with many believing they were together. The two were best friends for several years as Houston’s star was rising.
In excerpts released, Crawford finally confirms she was more than friends with the pop star. The two were romantic partners in the 1980’s but ended it after Houston signed with Clive Davis.
In her sit-down with Craig Melvin, Crawford says Houston’s cocaine use started years before she met Bobby Brown.
Crawford admits doing cocaine with Houston but realized the singer had a problem. She said “I’d notice that she would go ahead and do it. She was having difficulty stopping.”
Over the years many people have blamed Brown for Houston’s drug problems. Brown has denied being at fault.