It is a well-known fact in the music industry that pop icon Whitney Houston was involved in a long term lesbian relationship with her personal assistant, Robyn Crawford, before she met Bobby Brown. It was whispered that Whitney and Bobby's relationship was initially arranged by her record label to dispel the persistent lesbian rumors.
In addition to introducing her to Bobby, Houston's tomboyish image was also revamped, and she was asked to wear wigs, in an effort to soften her image and make her appear more feminine.
According to the Daily Mail, gay rights activist Peter Tatchell said her marriage to Bobby Brown was a smokescreen.
"It’s important to tell the truth about this aspect of her life," he told the Daily Star.
It's a well-known fact that Whitney's lover, Robyn, and Bobby often clashed over Whitney's increasing drug use. Friends say Whitney was into drugs before she met Bobby, but once they got together, her drug use escalated out of control.
"Whitney was happiest and at her peak in the 1980s when she was with her female partner," Tatchell told the Daily Star.
Robyn and Whitney met when she was 16. Robyn dropped out of College to work for the singer.
After Whitney's death, Robyn wrote a heartfelt Valentine's Day tribute to her former lover. It was published in a newspaper.
"I can’t believe that I’m never going to hug her or hear her laughter again," she wrote.
And Bobby, 43, wrote in his biography that their marriage was "doomed from the very beginning."
"I think we got married for all the wrong reasons. Now, I realize Whitney had a different agenda than I did when we got married.
"I believe her agenda was to clean up her image, while mine was to be loved and have children."