"I just felt I wouldn't be losing much".
Houston's best friend and alleged lover Robyn Crawford reveals in her stunning new memoir A Song For You: My Life With Whitney Houston, that the "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" singer was in love with Murphy in the late 80s.
"For a moment, I thought 'Boy, I wish she was doing that for me, '" said Crawford. Hintlemann's LinkedIn page says she was previously entertainment director for Elle UK Magazine, editorial projects director for Esquire Magazine, and special projects editor for GQ. "Whitney realized I was there for her".
"She said we shouldn't be physical anymore, because it would make our journey even more hard", Crawford says in the new book, adding that Houston gifted her with a Bible when she told her she was breaking off the physical side of their relationship. She says this moment with Houston came in 1982 and that Houston said she'd made the decision "because it would make our journey even more hard".
Robyn Crawford's memoir "A Song For You: My Life With Whitney Houston" is expected on shelves November 12.More news: West Indies clinch ODI series against Afghanistan
Crawford admits they were trying to make sure nothing stood in the way of Houston's dreams. However, Crawford served an integral role early on in Houston's career-she formerly worked as Houston's creative director and was the singer's point person-and spent much of '80s and '90s by Houston's side.
Houston and Brown were married from 1992 to 2007.
Crawford was 19 when she met Houston, who was 17 at the time, while they were working at a summer camp in New Jersey in 1980. "That evening was the night that we touched and that just brought us closer".
Whitney Houston in February 1982, when she was in high school. She was 48 years old. "I felt like she finally got her mom all to herself".
Robyn Crawford, left, and singer Whitney Houston circa 1988.More news: Pixel Phones Get a Sweet New Vibratin', Ringin' Feature
In June 2016, Brown sat down with Robin Roberts for an episode of 20/20 and was candid about his and Houston's drug use.
She said: 'Believe me, I've done my best to stay out of the spotlight, keeping quiet while others painted their own pictures of me and us'. "I would hope that they had the mother-daughter conversation".
"One day, when Eddie was supposed to have dinner, I caught a glimpse of Whitney", Crawford writes.
"I desired to elevate her legacy, give her respect and share the tale of who she was just before the fame, and in that, to embrace our friendship." she spelled out.More news: Celtics forward suffers broken hand