Clive Davis says Whitney Houston and Robyn Crawford had a year-long affair when they were teenagers.
“They had a year-long teenage affair,” Davis said ahead of the Houston biopic’s premiere on Friday.
Crawford previously wrote about a romantic relationship with Houston in a 2019 memoir.
Whitney Houston had a “year-old teenage affair” with her longtime assistant Robyn Crawford, according to music producer Clive Davis.
“They had a year-long teenage affair,” Davis told Extra ahead of Friday’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” premiere.
Davis said Houston’s relationship with Crawford was not the catalyst for her addiction.
“There were so many articles that…tried to trace her addiction to being a frustrated lesbian or never having dated a man before Bobby, which was totally inaccurate,” Davis said, according to Extra. .
He continued, “I know several men she dated before Bobby. I mean, she saw Jermaine Jackson for two years.”
It was long speculated that the couple had a romantic relationship after Crawford signed on to work for Houston in the 1980s. Crawford was tight-lipped about the rumors until the publication of her 2019 memoir, “A Song For You: My Life With Whitney Houston”, in which she wrote about a romantic relationship with Houston.
Crawford could not immediately be reached for comment.
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