Whitney Houston’s lifelong friend and close confidant is writing a book about her relationship with the late singer.
According to People, A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston by Robyn Crawford is set to debut this fall. The memoir will chronicle their bond from when they first met as teenagers in New Jersey, the “How Will I Know” crooner’s tumultuous marriage to Bobby Brown and of course a deeper dive into the duo’s friendship. Crawford also served as Houston’s executive assistant.
The press release for the book reads: “With warmth, candor, and an impressive recall of detail, Robyn gives readers insight into Whitney’s life and career. She traces the years from when she and Whitney first met as teenagers in the 1980s to the recording of Whitney’s first album and the infinite success that followed. From countless sold-out world tours to her epic rendition of the U.S. national anthem to the set of The Bodyguard, her tempestuous marriage, and the birth of her only child, Robyn was there.”
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Crawford and Houston’s bond was the subject of many rumors regarding Houston’s sexuality. Per The Guardian, two separate documentaries about The Bodyguard star’s life seemed to relay that Houston and Crawford were romantically involved. In fact, the publication notes Crawford and Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown engaged in physical altercations about their respective closeness with the award-winning songstress.
Houston, who struggled with drug abuse during her storied career, died on February 11, 2012 at the age of 48 after paramedics found her unconscious body at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
Crawford’s memoir A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston has a November 5 release date and is available for pre-order on Amazon.
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