February 8, 2023
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Whitney Houston Gay: The Tragic Death Left Fans Startled! What Was Megastar’s Sexuality?

Whitney Houston Gay

While fans are still trying to move on from Whitney Houston’s death: her accidental drowning in the hotel bathtub, the new revealtion stunned fans. Shortly everyone started questioning her sexuality. Is Whitney Houston gay? Recently, the writer opened up about her deep dark secret, which is related to her sexuality and religious belief. But everyone is aware of her personal life and her spouse, and it’s quite shocking to handle such news after this. Let’s see what the writer has to say.

Early Life

Born on August 9, 1963, in Newark, Whitney Elizabeth Houston is the daughter of Emily “Cissy” Houston, a gospel singer, and John Russell Houston Jr., an ex-Army serviceman. She has an elder brother, Michael, and her elder half-brother, Gary Garland. Both of her parents were African-American. She started singing at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark. At age five, she learned to play the piano and began performing solo for the junior gospel choir. Her mother taught her singing throughout her adolescence.

Whitney Houston Gay

Whitney Houston Career

Houston revealed her debut album Whitney Houston on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1985. Soon Rolling Stone magazine praised her, calling her one of the most exciting new voices in years. Later Arista Records signed a contract with Houston and promoted her album. Soon the soulful ballad “You Give Good Love” selected Houston as the lead singer to establish her in the black marketplace. Sadly, the song failed to become a hit outside the US. But it sold strongly in the US and peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. Later she started performing late-night television talk shows. She continued to rise in her success until 2000. Has it something to do with Whitney Houston being gay? 

Whitney Houston Gay

Personal Life

Drug Possession

Throughout the 80s, Houston was romantically linked to actor Eddie Murphy, American football star Randall Cunningham, and musician Jermaine Jackson. After she met R&B singer Bobby Brown, the two married on July 18, 1992. However, Brown spent time in jail and had several run-ins with the law for drug possession, battery, and drunken driving. Later Houston gave birth to Bobbi Kristina Brown, who died on July 26, 2015. She later revealed that she had a miscarriage during The Bodyguard filming. But her personality changed in the 2000s, spreading rumors that she was also using drugs, just like her husband.

On January 11, 2000, while traveling with her husband, airport security guards caught her with half an ounce of marijuana in Houston’s handbag. But she departed before the authorities could arrive. Two months later, Clive Davis signed Houston to perform in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but she didn’t appear. Shortly after that, she was scheduled to perform at the Academy Awards, but the musical director Burt Bacharach fired her and cited that she had throat problems. A fellow singer Steve Pond revealed that her voice was shaky, and she seemed jittery and distracted with a casual and almost defiant attitude. In fact, she started singing different songs in the rehearsal.

Whitney Houston Gay

Is Whitney Houston Gay?

Although Whitney Houston was the perfect face for the 80s, a “glamorous showgirl,” the author Gerrick Kennedy revealed that she also possessed a deep, dark secret. Is Whitney Houston Gay? Indeed, she was a closeted lesbian. However, she never confirmed it because of her strict religious upbringing. Whitney hid her sexuality until her tragic death that happened ten years ago. Further, rumors spread that Whitney had a connection with her best friend. However, she never spoke about her sexuality and kept reminding reporters about her husband.

Whitney Houston Gay

Whitney Houston’s Tragic Death

Houston continued to appear erratic and disheveled before her death. She visited Monica and Brandy Norwood at their rehearsals for Davis’ pre-Grammy Awards party at The Beverly Hilton. But it was her last public performance where she sang Jesus Love Me. Two days later, she was found unconscious in the Suite at the same hotel in the bathtub. Soon the paramedics arrived and performed CPR but later announced dead. The cause of death remained unknown then. But in March 2012, the LA County Coroner’s Office cited that her death was caused by drowning. It was caused due to the use of cocaine and the toxic result of other drugs in her body.

Are the rumors true that Whitney Houston is gay? What do you think about it? Stay tuned. TechRadar247 will keep you updated.

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