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Whitney Houston's mother, Cissy, revealed to Oprah Winfrey that had her daughter been gay, she would "absolutely" have had a problem with it.

Cissy sat down with Winfrey for an intimate interview about her late daughter on "Oprah's Next Chapter." In the interview, which aired on Monday, the 79-year-old discussed poignant excerpts from her new book, "Remembering Whitney."

In one chapter, Cissy broaches the gay rumors that had surrounded Whitney since 1985.

For years, Whitney had been romantically linked to Robyn Crawford, her childhood friend from New Jersey who later became her assistant and creative director. Although the two women both insisted the gossip was false, talk persisted.

In her book, Cissy writes:

I knew I didn't want Robyn around my daughter, and I told [Whitney] that. There wasn't much I could do though. [Whitney] liked Robyn. She was past the age when I could forbid her from seeing someone. Kids »


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