Dark

Whitney Houston’s Best Friend Breaks Her Silence About Their Love Affair | TODAY

TODAY
Subscribe
Views 123 014
86% 1 620 251

Legendary singer Whitney Houston was just 48 at the time of her tragic death in 2012. Now her longtime confidante, Robyn Crawford, is opening up about their relationship in a new memoir. TODAY’s Craig Melvin speaks with her exclusively.
» Subscribe to TODAY: on.today.com/SubscribeToTODAY
» Watch the latest from TODAY: bit.ly/LatestTODAY
About: TODAY brings you the latest headlines and expert tips on money, health and parenting. We wake up every morning to give you and your family all you need to start your day. If it matters to you, it matters to us. We are in the people business. Subscribe to our channel for exclusive TODAY archival footage & our original web series.
Connect with TODAY Online!
Visit TODAY's Website: on.today.com/ReadTODAY
Find TODAY on Facebook: on.today.com/LikeTODAY
Follow TODAY on Twitter: on.today.com/FollowTODAY
Follow TODAY on Instagram: on.today.com/InstaTODAY
Follow TODAY on Pinterest: on.today.com/PinTODAY
#WhitneyHouston #RobynCrawford #TodayShow
Whitney Houston’s Best Friend Breaks Her Silence About Their Love Affair | TODAY

Published on

 

Nov 7, 2019

Share:

Link:

Download:

Loading link...

Add to:

My playlist
Watch later
Comments 984
p44chipo
p44chipo 11 minutes ago
Imagine if Robyn had written her book or talked about her relationship and life with Whitney at the peak of Whitney's career, or when Whitney was still alive.... Imagine that for a second!!! It would have derailed that career faster than it came up, destroyed Whitney and her life, and much more I think. SO, HERE IS THANK YOU SO MUCH ROBYN CRAWFORD FOR PROTECTING YOUR BEST FRIEND ALL THOSE YEARS. BECAUSE OF YOU, I LOVED WHITNEY, I LOVED HER MUSIC BECAUSE YOU LET HER BE....YOU LET HER SHINE! IT'S SUCH A SHAME YOU HAD TO LEAVE HER AND HER CIRCLE (NOT BY CHOICE, YOU WERE PUSHED)....THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MY HEART THAT SHE WAS HURT TO THE CORE AND SHE DIED HEARTBROKEN BECAUSE I THINK SHE WANTED YOU TO STAY WITH HER EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS MARRIED TO BOBBY. I THINK SHE STILL LOVED HER BEST FRIEND IN YOU AND NEVER WANTED YOU TO LEAVE, NO MATTER WHAT. ANYWAY, NOW WE WILL NEVER KNOW..... HOWEVER, YEEESSS, THE TIME IS NOW FOR YOU TO TELL YOUR SIDE OF THE STORY! I CAN NEVER THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR BEING BRAVE AND WRITING YOUR BOOK AND GIVING INTERVIEWS ABOUT THE WOMAN YOU LOVED AS BEST FRIEND AND YOUR SOULMATE, AWESOME 👏👏🙌🙌! I HAVE BEEN HOPING AND PRAYING THAT YOU DO. I HAVE BEEN WAITING PATIENTLY FOR THIS. I FELL IN LOVE WITH WHITNEY AND HER MUSIC AND "YOU" MANY YEARS AGO! ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS YOU'VE COMMENTED ON, I.E. RE: DEE DEE, I THINK IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED AND WHITNEY CHOSE NOT TO TELL YOU FOR REASONS KNOWN TO HER; JUST LIKE SHE CHOSE NOT TO TELL YOU ABOUT HER SEEING JARMAINE JACKSON. THAT'S JUST MY OPINION. I LOVE YOU ROBYN. NOW, ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR LIFE WITH YOUR WIFE LISA (WHO GAVE YOU HER BLESSING TO DO THIS) AND YOUR KIDS. I HAVE ORDERED YOUR BOOK AND IT'S ON ITS WAY TO ME ❤❤❤❤❤! R.I.P. LEGEND, THE G.O.A.T. AND THE "VOICE" WHITNEY HOUSTON 🙏❤❤❤.
Kaycia Gordon
Kaycia Gordon 16 minutes ago
She took it to her grave. Why couldn't you?
Angie Sims
Angie Sims 31 minute ago
If Whitney didn't talk about it then...I'm sure she wouldn't want to hear about it know...Robin wants a pay day...this is betrayal.
Summer Lyric
Summer Lyric 45 minutes ago
Ooh piping hot ☕☕☕☕☕
Zee _LolaJ
Zee _LolaJ Hour ago
Not Fair or cool on Any level... Whitney is not here to speak for herself. I may not Want people to know how I Get down..... Nunya Fkin business
Rosetta Bosley
Remember folks Money Talks Ain't That Right
ronatap3
ronatap3 3 hours ago
I'm just glad she is speaking on herself instead of everyone else speaking on her. It's her truth. No one else's.
unity
unity 4 hours ago
What is clicking in her mouth when she talks ☠️🙈🙊🙉
804 REEZY
804 REEZY 4 hours ago
DID I HEAR HIM SAY SHE SAID,WHITNEY BEEN SNORTN SINCE 14 YRS OLD ,WELL DAM
Holley Gardner
Holley Gardner 4 hours ago
Very proud of you Robin!! Whitney's music has had a huge impact on my life. You have the right to share your story as everyone else! Thank you!!
Ball Smack
Ball Smack 4 hours ago
I'm going out on a limb and saying this, realizing that you guys probably know more about her story than I do. Back in the 80's Whitney's was "The Voice Of All Voices, Covering All Areas Of Music"! There was no female artist who was better, or gifted at her craft back then. To me personally yeah we had the Chaka Khan's, the Phyllis Hyman's, the Minnie Ripertons, Stephanie Mills and others who could hit those heavenly notes and hold them effortlessly, but no one could do it like Whitney! Man, for me to hear that she was snorting at 14!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What kind of friend were you? Where was Thelma Houston, or Sissy unless their one in the same, like I said you guys may no more than me; And most of all, where was her FATHER to PROTECT her from all those vices and negative influences that surrounded her at such a young age? Personally, Back in the day, I use to think of Whitney as like, the Marvin Gaye of the eighties as far as upbuilding and encouraging and inspiring young female African American Women that they could be someone that all races could appreciate, the same way Marvin did in the 70's for most inner city Black men. I have to pass blame here on the adults in her life and unless her Dad wasn't alive, he's the main culprit in not watching and looking after his, "Angel Of A Daughter", during the years in which she really needed him. As far as her close friend in this vid, she has every right to tell her story, true, but to make money off of her friends life and legacy and the relationship that you guys wanted kept so private all those years ago, to be so open and candid about it now in written form, "That's All About The Almighty Dollar And Nothing Else".....
Alabama Born Ball
Alabama Born Ball 5 hours ago
Who cares
courtney parrish
courtney parrish 5 hours ago
Yall news should leave bs alone and not feed into it..... lady wack for that
What is Truth
What is Truth 6 hours ago
She a traitor. Must need money.
S RTREE
S RTREE 6 hours ago
Tasteless And Despicable To Speak Of Your Best Friend, Who's No Longer Alive! Ppl Have Lost All Respect To The Deceased Person And Any Secrets! Whitney Should Visit Her While She's Asleep Every Night, To The Point Of Not Wanting To Close Her Eyes!!!!!!
A. Walker
A. Walker 6 hours ago
Hearsay, clout chasing, thirsty. Let this woman rest smh despicable.
Gary Johnson
Gary Johnson 6 hours ago
Bobby Brown said something was not right years ago with those two
Bleu Essence
Bleu Essence 7 hours ago
it is not a secret about their relationship many people was aware of their intimate connection... anybody that says otherwise really didn't know Nips
TheTourmaline57
TheTourmaline57 7 hours ago
A "best friend" would never capitalize on your death.A "best friend" would never profit by exposing intimate details of the relationship.A"best friend" would honor the sanctity of love.Not profit by hitting the talk show circuit.Hawking sleazy memoirs.Undisputed because the subject is unable to refute the allegations.
miche b
miche b 8 hours ago
Whitney Houston wouldn't want this out .
Seanise Turner
Seanise Turner 10 hours ago
She knew it all that’s why Whitney was so miserable cause she loved women and that’s that
jassmine james
jassmine james 10 hours ago
I think that she should have kept quiet
cadijah st hill
cadijah st hill 12 hours ago
All I can hear is the clicking of her teeth🤭🙄🙄🙄
David MMD
David MMD 14 hours ago
We all need a FRIEND like ROBYN. trust closed mouthed and loyal Good for you PAT HOUSTON (killer) and rest of that family have CASHED IN and living off Whitney's MONEY and life royalties Cissy OLD and got care but those MILLIONS .......FOR LIFE SHAKE HEAD and let's not forget DEVIL in disguise CLIVE DAVIS This story has MANY MANY Levals Truth needs WHITNEY to COME BACK AND SHADE Them ALL
Natasha Spriggs
Natasha Spriggs 17 hours ago
Seriously...girl why tell that lady business like that. I would be Uuupset!
Glenda Torres
Glenda Torres 18 hours ago
Girl bye rip 💔 Whitney was beautiful 🌟 don't talk someone that's not her
Joe Anzal
Joe Anzal 18 hours ago
I like the commentator who cares hes hot!
Gladys Oraham
Gladys Oraham 19 hours ago
Jesus Christ please let her rest in paradise 🙏🙏🙏.If you were her best friend now your trying to make money off your best friend death really????????????
Bobby Holt
Bobby Holt 19 hours ago
She.cared so much.about whitney but didn't try to help her she would wont you to shut your dam mouth up
N Esq
N Esq 20 hours ago
So now do people still think Gayle and oprah are just "friends"
yeh buddy
yeh buddy 20 hours ago
Is it me or has Robyn got some type of speech issues.
taNEETS
taNEETS 21 hour ago
Why is everyone allowed to tell Robyn’s story *but* _Robyn_ .
Assent Tweed
Assent Tweed 21 hour ago
She’s a liar, she wants to sell her name and make money, fake news. she just want to sell her books.
amarvinwinansfan
amarvinwinansfan 21 hour ago
I believe her because it was definitely that way in the 80's and they needed to keep their relationship a secret but this story is so old why now bring up this NOW?!?
Barry richman
Barry richman 22 hours ago
Whitney drowned in her bathtub. Her daughter Bobbi Christina, drowned in her bathtub.... coincidence ??? I think not.
Lee Wright
Lee Wright 22 hours ago
It's not about money for Robyn. And their love affair was no secret, they just didn't tell us. Whitney's family makes money off of ruining her legacy. They've all painted Robyn in a bad light, but Robyn protected Whitney from those leeches and it was Whitney's own brother who introduced her to drugs. When Whitney married Bobby, Robyn respected it and exited. She's writing this book not necessarily about their sexual relationship but their intimate friendship. If it was about money she would've exploited Whitney years ago, like Whitney's father did. He sold her business to the tabloids.
mamma Bear
mamma Bear 22 hours ago
She should have taken that to her grave, IF it's true!!!!
Tracy727
Tracy727 22 hours ago
When Whitney died Robyn wrote a letter to her in a magazine in which she said she would never discuss certain aspects of their relationship - I wish she would have stuck to that . From what she described it doesn’t sound like a real romance - what they had ended before Whitney even cut an album . And no one knew - so Crawford age 19 never told anyone at the time that she was dating Dionne warwicks niece - ok . Sounds like at most it was an experimental thing for Whitney and she moved on . Robyn said once it ended they never discussed their romantic past ever again - so it doesn’t seem like it was this emotional tug of war . I think this puts to rest that this was some great love affair. What Robyn did offer her was true friendship and love sadly that wasn’t enough for Whitney and she went looking for more . Also from this interview and others w Cissy it seems Whitney did what Whitney wanted - sometimes people think that people that grow up in the church are sheltered and only do what their parents say they can do - that’s not always the case . I feel bad for Robyn - when someone we shared private moments w die it’s not easy to stop replaying those moments .
Nurse B723
Nurse B723 23 hours ago
There's two sides to the story. Mike Powers speaks about it here: ruvid.net/video/video-beZm_ksC7qg.html
eugene28
eugene28 23 hours ago
Loved this interview.
Tina Smith
Tina Smith 23 hours ago
Oh who cares? She did drugs and it cost her her life. Same as MJ. Thousands of other Americans have followed and died because of drugs. Who cares if she was lesbian? She's dead.
Winter Sky
Winter Sky Day ago
If she wants to publicly announce her sexuality, like ever other LGBTQ likes to do now, then that's her. However, they shouldn't be outing other people without their consent. If Whitney really wanted people to publicly know about them, she would have.
Yubi K.
Yubi K. Day ago
Learning anything about celebrities’ real lives behind the fame and glamour is so fascinating to me. But also I know I have to respect that it’s their personal business, nonetheless.
YahsDaughter Awaken
I Applaud Robyn Crawford for telling her story. I believe in my heart Whitney would approve. She has always been a "REAL" Friend and avoided the media. If Robyn was doing it for money, she could have came out a looooong time ago. Thank You Robyn for telling Your Truth! Now Whitney can truly rest in Peace. She Has Reminded Us All How Beautiful and Special Whitney was/is and The Wonderful Legacy She Has Left For The World!. Robyn, I Am Truly Glad You Had The Last Word! Myself Like So Many Others Have Waited For Your Truth! #SALUTE..❤❤❤👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
XL
XL Day ago
When money calls smh....
Jeffrey Ingram
When will they let her rest in peace good lord.
Poetess Ava Scott
No comment. I leave that alone. My thoughts for WH stay the same, always love and admire her since I was little. #GoldenVoice #ForeverWH
Lynrick1
Lynrick1 Day ago
This is annoying, let her rest in peace and keep your stories to yourself. If she wanted people to know she would have said it herself 😠
PrincessArmy
PrincessArmy Day ago
Who's next oprah and Gayle 🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️
PrincessArmy
PrincessArmy Day ago
Robin girl if you ever loved whitney you would let her rest in peace. No one needed to know you and her were lovers🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️
T Porchia
T Porchia Day ago
Its obvious, and they do look like gays
Kenya Love
Kenya Love Day ago
Why do y’all continue to discuss Whitney’s business even after she’s dead and gone....people love to continue making money off this lady’s back! Geeeeesh! 🤷🏾‍♀️
lady Trellini Williams
Ms Crawford for you to go public about a lesbian relationship when your lover was a public figure and pop mega star and she’s passed is foul and SCREAMS FINANCIAL GAIN who betrays their deceased bestie ex lover for money and their dead ? ROBYN MS CRAWFORD IF YOU GOT 💵
deenar Ashily
They persuaded her to make a video such that they make news .
Lady Creole
Lady Creole Day ago
Woman was not Whitney's friend. To wait until she is gone to write a book about her and say things that she is not here to defend or confirm is ridiculous and Evil. She is profiting off of Whitney's death and I'm a strong believer that what goes around comes around because when you talk ill of the Dead it'll come back to haunt you
Karla Henry
Karla Henry Day ago
Let this be a cautionary tale for the next generation. You don’t need to make anyone happy but yourself. Be who you are and only let your maker judge you. You don’t have to live by others standards. Ever! Godspeed.
Sheedy Beanz
Sheedy Beanz Day ago
They know why they could do this now, it’s sad but if Whitney was alive y’all know she wasn’t having nun of this.
Flenif2247
Flenif2247 Day ago
We already done knew all this, sis.
Speaking Truth
Let me bless y'all with a link to Whitney's opinion on people writing books about her: ruvid.net/video/video-OsefVhz5P7E.html
Lorraine Wilkins
She should have kept it to herself
Next videos