Whitney Houston and Robyn Crawford Planned to Confront Wendy Williams for Exposing Their Relationship
That could have ended badly for her. During an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday, November 12, Whitney Houston’s best friend Robyn Crawford — who’s also confirmed that they shared a physical relationship — told Wendy Williams that the duo once got fed up with Wendy over an interview. The talk show host spoke with Whitney about everything from her relationship with Robyn to her drug use and more during a 2003 radio interview, and Robyn revealed that she and Whitney talked about going down to Wendy’s studio at the time and confronting her.
“That was the cumulative, fed-up Whitney Houston that I heard,” Robyn, 58, said of the radio interview between Wendy, 55, and the late singer. “You had been talking about Whitney and myself for so long … Everyone lived by the radio back then. We’re in the car, you’re talking like you lived with us, like you’re roommates with us. We’re in the car, sitting still and Whitney would say, ‘Who the … who is she? Who is this woman? I don’t even know what she looks like.” She then added ominously, “We were gonna … ”
Wendy responded, “You were gonna jump me?” That led Robyn to confirm, “We didn’t know what you looked like and our plan was to go down to Hudson Street … and wait for you right outside.” A shocked Wendy replied, “I can’t even fight. I would have run!” Robyn then said, “We weren’t gonna fight, we just wanted to see you face-to-face and have a chat.”
However, as Wendy noted during the Wendy Williams clip, “It all came true. A lot of what I said is in this book.” Robyn did, in fact, confirm in A Song for You: My Life With Whitney Houston that she and the performer had a romantic relationship. It ended before Whitney’s career truly took off, but they stayed close and were even roommates for a while.
Eventually, the two drifted apart, and Robyn wasn’t around when Whitney tragically passed away in 2012. Following her death, Robyn now says she wants to honor the singer’s legacy. “I felt an urgency to stand up and share the woman behind the incredible talent,” she wrote in her book, according to NBC News. “I wanted to lift her legacy, give her respect and share the story of who she was before the fame, and in that, to embrace our friendship.”
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