Whitney's family and friends believe Robyn was pushed out by her mother Cissy Houston, who disapproved of their romance.Whitney's relationship with Robyn caused even more tension between the singer and Bobby Brown, who was six years younger than the singer and is often the one blamed for her downfall.Nick said: 'One of the things that surprised me is that he never came out in his defense. Then there was the whole domestic violence thing too and I think everybody in that group was pretty violent with each other.I think Cissy [Houston, Whitney's mother] was violent with Whitney. Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is approximately 6-to-1.Located on a 300-acre tree-lined campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life by the Princeton Review and for best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
In a documentary about her life, those closest to Whitney say she was in a relationship with Robyn Crawford, 56, the woman who spent 20 years by her side working for her.Speaking exclusively to Mail Online, documentary maker Nick Broomfield credits Robyn for keeping Whitney 'on the rails' but believes her fans are too obsessed with the intimate details of their relationship.The filmmaker, whose movie about the legend airs on the BBC this weekend, finds it bizarre that Whitney's fans are so interested in her sexuality and the nature of her relationship with Robyn.I think the most important thing is that it was the most productive, supportive and creative relationship that she had for probably 15 years.'In the movie Ellin states her belief that Whitney was bisexual, having feelings for both Robyn and her husband Bobby Brown.1963: Whitney Elizabeth Houston is born in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of Cissy Houston, a gospel singer1985: Whitney releases her self-titled debut album, the lead single You Give Good Love reaches number three in the charts and it later tops the Billboard 200 for 14 weeks1986: Whitney wins her first Grammy for Saving All My Love for You and the next year her second album is released, with I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) become a worldwide hit1992: Now a huge star, Whitney marries singer Bobby Brown and their relationship is plagued by rumours of drug abuse. She also stars in The Bodyguard with Kevin Costner2012: After years of heavy touring, Whitney is found dead in a bathtub after drowning following a heart attack caused by years of drug abuse Her former bodyguard David Roberts even said that Robyn and Brown would have physical fights over their shared loved of the singer.'Bobby Brown and Robyn Crawford together were the equivalent of fire and water, petrol and a short fuse – they hated each other. They would battle for her affections and they would battle for her attention, mainly to identify with the hate they had for each other,' he said.'There were numerous fights between Robyn and Bobby Brown, serious fights.