Whitney Houston’s best friend Robyn Crawford will be detailing their relationship in her new memoir. Crawford is releasing a memoir titled,A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston, where she will reportedly document the details of their friendship.
In an excerpt from the book via People, Crawford wrote, “I’d come to the point where I felt the need to stand up for our friendship. And I felt an urgency to stand up and share the woman behind the incredible talent.”
The two met as teenagers in the 1980s when they were counselors at an East Orange, New Jersey summer camp. Crawford spoke to NBC News and told the outlet, “It was during that first summer that we met, was the first time our lips touched. And it wasn’t anything planned, it just happened. And it felt wonderful. And then, not long after that, we spent the night together. And that evening was the night that we touched. And that just brought us closer.”
Crawford and Houston ended their alleged physical relationship once the singer signed a deal with Clive Davis and Arista Records. Crawford wrote, “She said we shouldn’t be physical anymore because it would make our journey even more difficult. She said if people find out about us, they would use this against us and back in the ’80s that’s how it felt.”
She added, “Whitney told me her mother said it wasn’t natural for two women to be that close.”
Crawford also spoke on Houston’s sexuality, writing, “We never talked about labels, like lesbian or gay. We just lived our lives and I hoped it could go on that way forever.”
The memoir hits shelves on November 12th.