Whitney Houston’s assistant, friend, and alleged former girlfriend is sharing the details behind their love affair.

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Robyn Crawford tells People she was Houston’s romantic partner in the early ’80s. Crawford says Houston ended the physical part of their relationship soon after she signed a record deal, adding it would make their journey more difficult. Houston and Crawford met as kids in New Jersey as children and remained friends into adulthood.

Houston died in 2012 at the age of 48.

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