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Whitney's Personal Assistant
Monmouth College

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For example, the book So You ...

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For example, the book So You Want To Be A Lesbian by Liz Tracey and Sydney Pokorny included this tidbit: "Whitney Houston marries Bobby Brown, giving her 'personal assistant' Robyn Crawford a Mercedes as a consolation present."

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The media was accusing her of having a bisexual relationship with her assistant, Robyn Crawford. Since she was the American Sweetheart and all, that didn't go too well with her image . . . In Whitney's situation, the only solution was to get married and have kids.
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Robyn Crawford - tall, slim, severely handsome - was 19 then; they have been nearly inseparable ever since. Four years ago Robyn dropped out of Monmouth College, where she had played basketball on scholarship, and later became Whitney's personal assistant. They share a North Jersey flat with a view of Manhattan.
Because of their easy intimacy, the tattle mill has ground out the story that they are lovers. Both women shrug off the rumor. Says Robyn: "I tell my family, 'You can hear anything on the streets, but if you don't hear it from me, it's not true.' "
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People see Robyn with me, and they draw their own conclusions.
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Robyn Crawford


www.classicwhitney.com - Newsfile Reports - Articles: Independent: Houston, We Have A Problem

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Perhaps no one has more stories and kisses to tell than Robyn Crawford, the childhood girl friend and close business associate assumed by many to have been Whitney's lover since the early Eighties.

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Robyn, an intelligent, shrewd and imposing woman. Her mother Cissy, who never got the recognition for her own talents she felt she deserved (when Whitney's career took off at the stripling age of 22, she reportedly told friends over and over again "and to think we've waited so many years for this to happen!"). And one flamboyant white man – the Svengali president of Arista Records Clive Davis.


www.classicwhitney.com - Interviews: Time 1987

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Four years ago Robyn dropped out of Monmouth College, where she had played basketball on scholarship, and later became Whitney's personal assistant. They share a North Jersey flat with a view of Manhattan. Because of their easy intimacy, the tattle mill has ground out the story that they are lovers. Both women shrug off the rumor. Says Robyn: ''I tell my family, 'You can hear anything on the streets, but if you

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People see Robyn with me, and they draw their own conclusions.
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Her brothers run interference for her on tour; Robyn offers support and palship; John promotes and shields the family star.


Marksimpson.com - Whitney Houston

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Perhaps no one has more stories and kisses to tell than Robyn Crawford, the childhood girl friend and close business associate assumed by many to have been Whitney's lover since the early Eighties.

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Robyn, an intelligent, shrewd and imposing woman.Her mother Cissy, who never got the recognition for her own talents she felt she deserved (when Whitney's career took off at the stripling age of 22, she reportedly told friends over and over again "and to think we've waited so many years for this to happen!").And one flamboyant white man - the Svengali president of Arista Records Clive Davis.
Clive signed Whitney when she was just 19.He realised that Whitney possessed a great talent and could be a very successful recording artist but he also realised that she could be much more than that.She could be the biggest recording star in the world.


www.classicwhitney.com - Historic Newsfile - November 2000

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The ladies first met Houston in a Newark parking lot in 1995, a year after signing with long-time Houston associate Robyn Crawford.

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"Robyn walked over to us and said, 'She 's comin', y'all better do something,'" says Notasha, who co-wrote eight of the album's tracks, including "I Know". We sang "Baby,' by Brandy. After that, the pressure was off'" she says. Now, she talks to us as if we were her kids.

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