Yolanda Ross Cast As Whitney Houston’s Lesbian Lover Robyn Crawford In Lifetime Biopic

Posted on Jun 19 2014 - 12:34pm by Funky Dineva


Y’all can get mad with me all y’all want. Everyone, including Cissy Houston knows that Whitney Houston was in a romantic relationship with Robyn Crawford. Y’all remember the way Cissy Houston answered Oprah’s question “was your daughter gay (paraphrasing)?” Ole Civil Rights Fish got all tight, filibustered for a little bit, then gave “I don’t know” as an answer. Why the hell do y’all think she said “I don’t know”? It was whitney-houston-robyn-crawford-300x237was because she could not concretely say “no”, and “the spirit” and all the “saved juice” she drinks wouldn’t allow her to say yes. I’ve got a feeling that before Robyn leaves this earth she is going to set the record straight.  Since I’m on the subject, I’m of the believe that the pressures that Whitney Houston felt to stay closeted led to much of the unhappiness in her life. We all know what the unhapiness spawned into…

In an Esquire magazine article, Crawford states that she first met Whitney in East Orange, New Jersey when they were only 16 years old and spent years traveling alongside the singer. During the height of Houston’s career, tabloids tried to insinuate a sexual relationship existed between the two, but neither Houston or Crawford would substantiate those rumors. At some point, Crawford also managed a part of Whitney’s career.

Enough about Whitney’s Sexuality. Yolanda Ross is a seasoned actress who received an Indie Spirit Awards nomination this year for her supporting turn in John Sayles’ “Go for Sisters,” will also appear alongside Jennifer Lopez and Viola Davis in Charles Stone III‘s indie movie “Lila & Eve.”


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  1. Precious J June 20, 2014 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    N let the rumors begin!!!! These blog sites just don´t belive in letting people REST IN PEACE! SMH at this foolishness

  2. Sherri E Williams June 20, 2014 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    Anyone from Jersey had heard this story lots of time.

  3. Shanice Chanté June 20, 2014 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Shanda Stubbs-Mackey I didn´t know she had one!

  4. Latavia Peters Sparks June 20, 2014 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Now Nippy´s legacy really is too big for lifetime! This is one for the big screen!

  5. Joi Anderson June 20, 2014 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    They should´ve gotten the actress that played Robyn from “The Bodyguard”.

  6. Tiffany L. Tarver June 20, 2014 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Wait a minute. ..

  7. Toshara Tarver June 20, 2014 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    Wow Tiffany L. Tarver Stefanie Cook

  8. Wanda Optimistically Blessed June 20, 2014 at 10:12 am - Reply


  9. Felicia Cole June 20, 2014 at 4:25 am - Reply

    If I were Bobby Kristina and Lifetime used that in the movie without actual proof…I would sue their ass for defamation of my mother´s character.

  10. Felicia Cole June 20, 2014 at 4:19 am - Reply

    Robyn was said to be Whitney´s assistant. Yes there were rumors of her and Robyn having a relationship but there´s never been any proof.

    If she is being cast as anything other than Whitney´s assistant. ..I say that is disgraceful and disrespectful.

  11. Erica Blessedbeyondmeasure Smith June 20, 2014 at 1:48 am - Reply

    Hold up wait a minute 0.o wth lesbian lover see why they wanna go there

  12. Latrice Alexander June 20, 2014 at 1:44 am - Reply


  13. Gmomma Carla Godfrey June 20, 2014 at 1:18 am - Reply

    some actor with a gap in his teeth i forgot his name,damn

  14. Sasha Harris June 20, 2014 at 12:37 am - Reply

    Who is playing Bobby is what´s really important

  15. Sasha Harris June 20, 2014 at 12:36 am - Reply

    We are not even sure Whitney was a lesbian so why?

  16. Tyra Taate June 20, 2014 at 12:02 am - Reply

    lifetime need 2 relax

  17. JoAnn June 19, 2014 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Ridiculous rumor Whitney denied until her death. If the lesbian rumors were true then Whitney would have slipped up at least once in all those years because drug addicts are not know for their discretion. Some little skeezer would have come forward by now with a story to sell. Robyn was never her manager. Gene Harvey was her first manager briefly, her father managed her from the 80’s to the late 90’s and then Pat Houston.

  18. Jayda BossChick Dupree June 19, 2014 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    Wow! Didn´t see that coming.

  19. Jacquese Nicole June 19, 2014 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    I love you Whitney!!!!

  20. Bree June 19, 2014 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    I think that this is tacky. If she herself did not come out about this relationship (and Whitney was vocal about a lot of things), why out her in a lifetime biopic? Who can substantiate this claim? Shouldn’t either her or the woman that she was alleged to be in relationship with be telling this information? I think that it’s wrong for them to do that to Whitney. If she wanted to come out she would’ve came out. It’s not like we weren’t accepting at all of homosexuality before Whitney died. Ellen was one of the celebrities that was out. Obviously, if this is true, it was her wish for this to stay under wraps and people should respect her choice even in death.

  21. Whitney Gaspard June 19, 2014 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    Wow I seriously didn´t know this until today,and like someone else said of course she wouldn´t come out because of a) how her family is and b) some of the world wouldn´t have accepted her the way she is it´s just sad.

  22. Daneshia N Davidsone June 19, 2014 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    WHAAAA forreal lord have mercy she always talking bout she love the lord this must´ve been after fact this bad thing happened it didn´t work out for her so she cried to the lord for him to hear her cry not judging but I smell a hypocrite

  23. Shaquana Tamille June 19, 2014 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    Yes her and that lady were lovers, he is not spreading false rumors and a true Whitney fan knew that already!!!

  24. Lester Cristic Mayers June 19, 2014 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    Tyree Jackson Jessica Pettigrew

  25. Giselle June 19, 2014 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    I’m surprised people didn’t know about this. They even lived together at one point.

  26. Donna Lynne Nash June 19, 2014 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    They taking things too far now she did not come out as a lesbian don´t disrespect her

  27. Patti Mayonnaise June 19, 2014 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Wait, Lesbian lover?!?

  28. Judith Wilson June 19, 2014 at 8:56 pm - Reply


  29. Kisha Bellamy June 19, 2014 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    I thought it was a rumor no?

  30. Lameshia Barr June 19, 2014 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    leave the dead alone

  31. Starlet MsGreen June 19, 2014 at 7:35 pm - Reply


  32. Jasmine LovingLife Mullen June 19, 2014 at 6:34 pm - Reply


  33. Unique Simpkins June 19, 2014 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Say what now?

  34. Tina Jeneane June 19, 2014 at 6:24 pm - Reply


  35. Mesha Sanders June 19, 2014 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    So they´re gonna include that huh? Ok.

  36. Boota´s Mumma June 19, 2014 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    No you didn´t call Cissy a “Civil Rights Fish”. ROTFLMAO!!! ,

  37. Santana Shackleford June 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    Lifetime messy

  38. Leslie Skipper June 19, 2014 at 5:59 pm - Reply


  39. Ty Wilson June 19, 2014 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Now.watch the bible.thumpers go IN on Whitney for being a Lesbian watch….Timothy Jones

  40. Timothy Jones June 19, 2014 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    done Ty Wilson done

  41. hotlantaboss June 19, 2014 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    *Places tea mug in microwave*

  42. Erica Duncans June 19, 2014 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    I could not stand her on antwan fisher (the one that molested him as a child)

  43. Loving This Site June 19, 2014 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Yolonda Ross is a fine actress and I’m sure she will do a great job in this role.

  44. JasmineSouthern Belle June 19, 2014 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    Yes all its true…..

  45. Kiki Chambers June 19, 2014 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Uh Uhhhhh Jessica

  46. Ty Wilson June 19, 2014 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Timothy Jones lmao

  47. Jyda Hornsby June 19, 2014 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    they are juicing up this story

  48. Rachel LadyRay Merriweather June 19, 2014 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    If Whitney was a lesbian and one of the biggest singers in the world, can you imagine what she went through. I mean thats so deep its making me emotional. I think she was a lesbian just sucks she could never truly come out because of who she was. Man.

  49. Shieka Chuntaye June 19, 2014 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    uuuuuuuummmmmm, HUH???????

  50. Shakira Willoughby June 19, 2014 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    They were close friends since their teenage years & it has always been speculation about their relationship. HER family, record label & Bobby were against the “friendship” because it was too intense.

  51. Eleccia Wilson June 19, 2014 at 5:06 pm - Reply


  52. Denise King June 19, 2014 at 5:03 pm - Reply


  53. Mary Smith June 19, 2014 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    Wait!!!! What. Lesbian. Lover???

  54. Tyesha Turner June 19, 2014 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    wait WHAT?? ( blank stare))

  55. Shanda Maxwell-Roberson June 19, 2014 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Genelle Frazier

  56. Nai Thomas June 19, 2014 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    All im gon say is…. This shit gon be GOOD

  57. Tony Kearney June 19, 2014 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Angela would never do that. Maybe her asst but nothing more

  58. Tammara Faye June 19, 2014 at 4:50 pm - Reply
  59. Stephanie M. Johnson June 19, 2014 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Tony Kearney, what do you know of this?

  60. Courtney DynamiteGentry Cowan June 19, 2014 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Aj…this was not discussed in class.

  61. Gena Bledsoe June 19, 2014 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Hold on, hold on lover….am I missing something

  62. Boothville´s Finest June 19, 2014 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    Wait Whitney was a lesbian?

  63. Chante Williams June 19, 2014 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    Who´s gonna play Bobby? I hope it´s Bobby.

    • actionroyale June 19, 2014 at 3:37 pm - Reply

      me too lol

  64. Kim M. Alston June 19, 2014 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    Love is love. And love was hard on Whitney and Robyn.

  65. Priscilla King Blue June 19, 2014 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Say what now come say again they are really going to do this to a legend by bringing things out about her like that

    • yall are homophobes June 20, 2014 at 3:39 am - Reply

      Saying”those things” as if it was something shameful, smh. If Whitney was into women and decided to stay in the closet it was because the world was cruel (just as it is now). Bringing the truth to light wouldn’t be disrespectful it would allow her to get some justice because a closeted life is sad af. Being freed from that even if it’s after death is a relief.

      • yall are homophobes June 20, 2014 at 3:49 am - Reply

        What I meant was about why she would have denied a relationship: it’s not just that she must have been trying to be private about her life. I don’t think you understand how hard it is not being able to show affection to the one you love in public (i don’t even mean any PDA or whatever, just, say, caressing their hand), or just speaking freely about your love. Having to stay closeted is something that is forced on queer people by the world, because they have to fear for their personal safety (and no I’m not exaggerating. Job safety counts here too for example, and there’s a shitton of places where you can still be fired if you acidentally let slip that you like the same gender). This last example was probably not relevant for Whitney but all of its aspects create a system where it’s at the very least, isolating to be out.

  66. Linda Walters June 19, 2014 at 4:20 pm - Reply
  67. Danielle Daniboy Tyson June 19, 2014 at 4:19 pm - Reply


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