It’s been almost a year now since the world lost the talent and powerful voice of singer and icon Whitney Houston. The many lives who she has touched with the presence of her voice and the spirit of her soul continue to remember and celebrate her life including her mother Cissy Houston who lost her daughter at the young age of 48 from a drug overdose. On Tuesday, just two weeks shy of the one-year anniversary of Whitney’s death, Cissy has released a book detailing the life of her daughter. According to Rollingstone.com, Whitney’s mother says she wrote the book so that people would not believe the worst about her daughter. She also addresses the rumors about her daughter’s sexuality.
“Remembering Whitney” explores many intimate moments in Whitney’s life. Cissy talks about her doubt about Bobby Brown and his influence on her life. She also talks about her own relationship with her daughter. In a recent interview that aired Monday on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” where she promotes her book, Oprah addresses a section in the book that touches on the late star’s rumored lesbian relationship with her best friend Robyn Crawford.
“I knew I didn’t want Robyn near my daughter and I told Nippy [family nickname for Whitney] that.” In the book Cissy goes on to say. “There wasn’t much I could do though. Nippy liked Robyn. She was passed the age where I could forbid her from seeing someone. Kids have a mind of their own when they get older. They want to experiment with all kinds of things. And I don’t know if it was more than that.”
The elder Houston sounds like any other mother skeptical of her child’s relationships but she admits to Oprah that any chance of her daughter being a lesbian would’ve “bothered” her.
The rumors of any gay relationships were denied by Whitney Houston when she was alive and seemingly put to rest when she married Bobby Brown in 1992.
“Remembering Whitney” can be purchased at Amazon.com.