AceShowbiz - %cWhitney Houston% was bisexual, according to her close friends. The alleged pals have spoken up about the singer's "lesbian relationship" with her female assistant Robyn Crawford in a documentary, with one of them insisting the singer was bisexual.
Whitney, who died in 2012 at the age of 48, is the focus in a new Showtime documentary titled "Whitney: Can I Be Me", which airs on BBC Two this Saturday (September 2) at 9 P.M. It explores how close she was to 56-year-old Robyn and looks back on the highs and lows of her life.
One of her pals believes the "I Will Always Love You" singer was bisexual. "I don't think she was gay, I think she was bisexual. Robyn provided a safe place for her ... in that Whitney found safety and solace," says Whitney's dresser Ellin Lavar.
Whitney's former bodyguard David Roberts claims Robyn and Whitney's ex-husband %cBobby Brown% used to have physical fights over their shared affections for the "Greatest Love of All" hitmaker, and the intensify of their relationship even led to her exile from Whitney's inner circle.
"Bobby Brown and Robyn Crawford together were the equivalent of fire and water, petrol and a short fuse - they hated each other. Simple," David says. "They would battle for her affections and they would battle for her attention, mainly to identify with the hate they had for each other."
Documentary maker Nick Broomfield believes Whitney and Robyn's relationship was the "closest" she had "for 15 years," insisting that they often shared a bed together. He told Daily Mail that "it's almost like people want the condom or here's the stained sheet."
"I don't know what kind of conclusive proof one wants except this is the closest relationship for years that Whitney had," Nick added, "They shared a house together; they often shared the same bed. I think the most important thing is that it was the most productive, supportive and creative relationship that she had for probably 15 years."
In 2015, it was claimed that Whitney was the victim of an extortion plot over the alleged lesbian affair. In the book "Whitney & Bobbi Kristina: The Deadly Price of Fame", it was claimed that a heavily-redacted FBI file on the late singer stated she was asked for $250,000 from a Chicago lawyer the night before the premiere of her 1992 movie "The Bodyguard".
The lawyer reportedly told an FBI agent their information included "knowledge of intimate details regarding Whitney Houston's romantic relationships" and that they would "go public with the information." But her father, John Houston, was said to have "settled the matter by sending a confidentiality agreement almost immediately."