Three months after Whitney Houston was found submerged under water in a hotel bathtub, Vanity Fair's June issue sheds new light on the relationships that brought her to life and those relationships, that many believe, contributed to her death.
E online reports that Whitney's life was far from drama-free and it follows that her love life would follow suit. During her divorce from Bobby Brown, when the R&B star was shacking up with video vixen Karrine Steffans, he fielded a phone call from Whitney's on-off paramour Ray J, who, it turned out, had also once been involved with Steffans. "He said, 'Is Bob still staying you?'" Steffans recounted to the magazine. "I said, 'Yeah, he's right here.' And Ray said, 'Tell him I f--ked both of his chicks, you and now his wife.'"
According to the Boston Herald, Steffans also told Seal that Brown always told her, “ ‘What everybody saw wasn’t the real Whitney.’ He always said her private persona — which you saw on ‘Being Bobby Brown’ — was who she really was.”
One of the more bizarre anecdotes is the rumors circulating about Houston's sexuality and the nature of the singer's friendship with her former creative director, Robyn Crawford, the Daily Mail reports.
Contributing editor Mark Seal says a package he sent Crawford in the hope of speaking with her was returned with 'Refused by R. Crawford; does not want' written across the front.
Both Houston and Crawford have always denied rumors of a gay relationship.
An autopsy report into Houston's death showed her death was an accident, but that she suffered from heart disease and had cocaine, marijuana, as well as other prescription medicines in her system.