Eddie Murphy tried to stop Whitney Houston from marrying Bobby Brown on wedding day, says Robyn Crawford in new book
According to a new book, Eddie Murphy attempted to stop Whitney Houston from tying the knot with Bobby Brown.
Whitney Houston's closest friend Robyn Crawford released a new memoir titled 'A Song for You: My Life With Whitney Houston' where she shared some intimate memories of Houston.
As reported by People, Crawford revealed in her book that Houston had become infatuated with Eddie Murphy. Even while Houston was being pursued by Bobby Brown in 1989, Crawford wrote, "She was more interested in Eddie Murphy, but he was elusive." Crawford also added that she "lost herself" while trying to pursue the comedian.
In the book, Crawford also describes an incident that took place when Houston was preparing the dinner table for Murphy who was meeting her at her mansion in New Jersey. "One day when Eddie was supposed to come for dinner, I caught a glimpse of Whitney. She was wearing a black dress and low-heeled slingbacks. For a moment, I thought 'Boy, I wish she was doing that for me'."
However, Murphy did not show up that night leaving her devastated at the rejection. On the morning of her 1992 wedding to Bobby Brown, Houston received a surprise call from Murphy who said she was making a mistake but "she pressed ahead." The following years were very troubled and Houston grew more and more isolated.
Through all her troubled and difficult relationships, Crawford remained one of Houston's most loyal friend and protector. Crawford is hoping that the book will remind people how big-hearted and generous Houston was. "I have a lot of beautiful, wonderful, exciting, adventurous, loving, caring memories of Whitney. Whitney was a beautiful friend, the friend that I prayed for", Crawford shared.
Houston died at the age of 48 after spiraling into debt and blowing up her $100 million fortune on drugs. In February 2012, Houston had been found drowned in a bath at the Beverly Hilton Hotel after binging on cocaine, cannabis, and prescription drugs.