Barbra Streisand and James Brolin have been married for 25 years this year. The couple has been open to the media about their relationship, sharing what it was like to find love later in life.
Now, the couple has divulged a secret about their romance that they managed to keep for several years. Keep reading to know more about what they revealed!
The story of Barbra Streisand and James Brolins’ love starts off much like many other stories of love do; with a blind date. The two were set up on a blind date, but unbeknownst to Brolin, she had a completely different idea of what he might look like.
The singer was under the impression she was meeting a man with a full head of hair and a beard but saw that Brolin was bald.
Streisand, who is known to be incredibly honest, could not contain herself and very honestly told her date that his hair was messed up. Instead of offending Brolin, she endeared him, and he knows Streisand is the one for him.
Unlike Brolin, it took Streisand a few more dates before she became sure of her feelings for the actor. But soon, the two were fully in love and tied the knot in 1998.
This was not the first marriage for either of them. Streisand had been married to Elliot Gould from 1961 to 1973 and shares her son Jason with him. While Brolin had been down the altar twice before. Once with casting agent Jane Agee for 20 years, then with Jane Smithers for almost 10 years.
Brolin has three children from his previous marriages; Josh, Jess, and Molly Brolin. He is also a grandfather of four kids; Eden, Trevor, Westlyn, and Chapel.
Brolin is smitten with his wife. He cannot imagine doing life without anyone else, he once said, “Every night is a new adventure. Sleeping is a waste of time. I can’t wait to see her again in the morning.”
The couple just celebrated 25 years of marriage this summer and divulged a well-kept secret. The couple gave an interview to Gayle King of CBS Mornings and told them something, not many people knew. Before meeting Streisand, he had been celibate for three years.
“I had been — literally it’s a wild word — but I had been celibate for three years, saying, ‘Who needs this?’” Brolin divulged in the interview to King.
Streisand playfully reprimanded him, saying, “You’re not supposed to tell that.”
King was in disbelief, repeating, “For three years?”
To this, Brolin gave an answer, “I had not had any interest in getting involved in a lousy situation.”
“After three years, that must have been a hell of a night then?” King asked to which Brolin confirmed this and added, “Wild!”
The reason he had not wanted to get intimate with anyone was because of his two failed marriages. He did not see the point of being entangled in another relationship that would not work.
But after a friend convinced him to meet Barbra, his views changed, and he knew he had to marry her. On the other hand, it was Streisand who took a little convincing, and only after he had asked her for the third time did she say yes.
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