After years of rumors and gossip, Bobby Brown confirmed that yes, Whitney Houston was in a same-sex relationship with her best friend, Robyn Crawford.
In his new memoir, Every Little Step: My Story
, Bobby writes about his late ex-wife's drug use and his attempts to save daughter Bobbi Kristina, among other revelations
, and in an accompanying interview with Us Magazine
, he claims he knew Whitney was bisexual.
"I know,” he told the magazine when asked about Whitney's relationship with Robyn. “We were married for 14 years. There are some things we talked about that were personal to us.”
Of her sexuality, Bobby added, "I'm a man and she was attracted to me!"
Whitney and Robyn met as teenagers in New Jersey and romance rumors followed the two for years as Robyn worked as Whitney's assistant and later, creative director. According to Bobby, those rumors were true all along.
"I really feel that if Robyn was accepted into Whitney's life, Whitney would still be alive today," he said. "She didn't have close friends with her anymore."
The former New Edition singer also claimed that Whitney's mother, Cissy Houston, never approved of the same-sex relationship and tried to have Robyn fired.
In her own memoir, Remembering Whitney, Cissy wrote that she never knew if Whitney and Robyn's relationship was anything more than platonic, but revealed during a 2013 episode of Oprah's Next Chapter that she "absolutely" would have had a problem with her daughter being gay.
For her part, Robyn never confirmed the relationship, even after Whitney's death in 2012.
"I have never spoken about her until now. And she knew I wouldn't. She was a loyal friend, and she knew I was never going to be disloyal to her. I was never going to betray her," she wrote in an in memoriam piece in Esquire
"Now I can't believe that I'm never going to hug her or hear her laughter again," Robyn continued. "I loved her laughter, and that's what I miss most, that's what I miss already."
Bobby also recently opened up about doing drugs with Whitney on their wedding night and whether he was ever abusive towards her. Hear what he said in the video below.