If she stayed around, Whitney would probably be around too.'Robyn worked as Whitney's assistant from 1979 and eventually earned the position of creative director before quitting in 2000.
Whitney's family and friends believe Robyn was pushed out by her mother Cissy Houston, who disapproved of their romance.
I don't know what kind of conclusive proof one wants except this is the closest relationship for years that Whitney had.'They shared a house together; they often shared the same bed.
After Whitney died in 2012, her notorious ex-husband Bobby Brown said she might still be alive if she was allowed to be open about her sexuality.
She was the darling of white American teenage girls.'Both the filmmaker and those he interviewed agree that the group surrounding the singer, including Bobby, Robyn, the family and even Whitney herself, were violent.
Nick said: 'One of the things that surprised me is that he never came out in his defense. Then there was the whole domestic violence thing too and I think everybody in that group was pretty violent with each other.
Nick says it was record label boss Clive Davis who who was able to spin Whitney's background and transform her into an artist beloved by white America.'I'd always been fed the line that Bobby Brown had introduced her to drugs so it was a kind of a revelation that it was more the brothers from Newark,' Nick said.
'The fact that she grew up in Newark wasn't something that was ever made anything of anyway, in a way I think everybody was surprised that she grew up in the hood, although it makes complete sense.