Robyn Crawford shares secret romance with Whitney Houston: ‘It wasn’t anything planned’

Whitney Houston’s longtime friend Robyn Crawford is opening up about her relationship with the singer. 

As she also writes in a new memoir, “A Song for You: My Life With Whitney Houston” out Nov. 12, Crawford is talking on TV about how she and Houston were far more than platonic.

“Our friendship was a deep friendship,” she tells Craig Melvin on “Dateline,” in an episode that airs Saturday. “It was physical.”

Crawford, 58, decided to share details about her secret love affair seven years after Houston’s death. In the book, which is excerpted in People, Crawford writes, “I’d come to the point where I felt the need to stand up for our friendship. And I felt an urgency to stand up and share the woman behind the incredible talent.”

A throwback photo of Michael Houston, Robyn Crawford, Whitney Houston, Gary Houston and Ellen "Aunt Bae" White, released with the 2018 film "Whitney." Seven years after Whitney Houston's death, Crawford is speaking out about their close relationship. (Photo: Courtesy of the Estate of Whitney E. Houston)

Crawford was 19 when she met the 17-year-old Houston. 

“That first summer that we met was the first time our lips touched … and it felt wonderful,” Crawford says on “Dateline.” “Not long after that, we spent the night together.”

The two remained friends for the decades that followed, throughout Houston’s rise to stardom, but, as Crawford writes in her book, they let go of the physical part of their relationship out of fear.

The romance “wasn’t anything planned,” Crawford says on “Dateline.”

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