After she married Brown, new rumors displaced the old—ones that she was on drugs. They were soon, unfortunately, proved true.
But when she divorced Brown in 2007, the lesbian question began to resurface, in part thanks to Brown himself: in a “tell-all,” he addressed the gay rumors.
In Bobby Brown: The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But..., an authorized biography, Brown said that the marriage was “doomed from the very beginning. I think we got married for all the wrong reasons. Now, I realize Whitney had a different agenda than I did when we got married ... I believe her agenda was to clean up her image, while mine was to be loved and have children. The media was accusing her of having a bisexual relationship with her assistant, Robin [sic] Crawford. Since she was the American Sweetheart and all, that didn’t go too well with her image ... In Whitney’s situation, the only solution was to get married and have kids. That would kill all speculation, whether it was true or not.”