How Barbra Streisand found the love of her life after 50
Barbra Streisand found true love late. Bright Side has told its story from the beginning until today. It starts from the first marriage...
Barbra Streisand was born in April 1942 and began her career in the 1960s, performing in nightclubs and theaters. In one of her last Broadway shows, she met Elliot Gould when she auditioned for the play 'I Can Get It for You Wholesale'. After the audition, he was told: 'Thank you'. That's all. She was surprised and didn't know what would happen next. It was Elliot who called her next.
A year later they got married.
A separation caused by success
Streisand and Gould separated in 1969 and finalized their divorce in 1971. The singer's career brought her fame and ambition, which affected her marriage. Gould told a newspaper that 'it was difficult to marry someone who was married to her success. A son was also born from their marriage.
Two decades in search of love
Since that year, Barbra had several relationships. Some of them were showbiz men. In 1973, she began dating producer Jon Peters, her manager. Then, from 1983 to 1987, Streisand moved in with Richard Baskin, owner of the Baskin-Robbins ice cream company.
Between 1983 and 1989, she spent some time with Richard Gere and Clint Eastwood. From 1989 to 1991 she was in a relationship with composer James Newton Howard. Then with Liam Neeson, Jon Voight and Peter Weller.
It wasn't until Barbra turned 55 in 1996 that she met James Brolin, a year older than her. They met because mutual friends wanted to get to know each other.
A new chance
Barbra and James married two years later in 1998 at Streisand's $100 million Malibu mansion. Many people and the media were skeptical of the new couple, especially given the singer's romantic history. However, over the years, they proved that their relationship was destined to last.
They left the public eye.
After they got married, Barbra and James decided to stay away from the media and the public eye. "We never dress up to go out, we don't go to premieres. We never go anywhere where there are cameras..... We stay in bed all weekend. We like to do a lot of nothing," said Barbra in an interview.
During an interview in 2021, the 80-year-old actor talked about his life with the singer: "None of us has walked out the door after an argument. We are good at discussing things."
The secret to a lasting marriage
But the secret is not only hidden here. They say that they learned from the past first and that's why they had it easier together. Secondly, they say that it is good to be together, but maintaining independence.