Barbra Streisand is an iconic figure in the entertainment industry, known for her powerful voice and commanding presence on stage and screen. But in her personal life, she has faced her fair share of challenges, including a highly publicized divorce from her ex-husband, actor Elliott Gould. However, after years of searching, Streisand finally found true love at the age of 55 with actor James Brolin.
Streisand and Gould were married in 1963 and had two children together, but their relationship was tumultuous and ended in divorce in 1971. Gould went on to marry another actress, while Streisand focused on her career and raising her son and daughter. Over the years, she had a few high-profile relationships, but none seemed to last.
It wasn’t until 1996, when Streisand was 55 years old, that she met James Brolin on a blind date. Brolin was a well-known actor, having appeared in films such as “The Amityville Horror” and “Catch Me If You Can,” as well as the popular TV series “Marcus Welby, M.D.” and “Hotel.”
From the start, Streisand and Brolin hit it off. They shared a love of the outdoors, with Brolin being an avid horseman and Streisand a passionate environmentalist. They also bonded over their shared Jewish heritage and commitment to philanthropy.
Despite their 12-year age difference, Streisand and Brolin quickly fell in love and got married in 1998 in a private ceremony at Streisand’s Malibu home. Since then, they have been inseparable, often seen holding hands and enjoying each other’s company at public events.
Their relationship has been the subject of much media attention over the years, with rumors of trouble in paradise surfacing from time to time. But Streisand and Brolin have always maintained that they are deeply in love and committed to each other.
In an interview with People magazine in 2017, Streisand opened up about her marriage to Brolin, saying, “I lucked out with him. He’s really an incredible human being. He’s so kind and caring and generous. And he’s funny! He makes me laugh.”
Streisand also revealed that she and Brolin have a special bond that goes beyond their love for each other. “We’re very connected,” she said. “We have a lot of the same feelings about things. We’re very passionate about our beliefs and our causes. We share a lot of that.”
Streisand and Brolin have also worked together professionally, with Brolin appearing in several of Streisand’s films, including “The Mirror Has Two Faces” and “Meet the Fockers.” They have even collaborated on a few songs together, including a duet on Streisand’s album “Partners.”
In many ways, Streisand’s love story with Brolin is a testament to the fact that it’s never too late to find true love. Despite the heartbreak she experienced after her divorce from Gould, Streisand remained open to the possibility of finding love again. And when she least expected it, she met the man who would become her partner for life.
As Streisand once said, “Love is everything. It’s the reason to live. It’s the reason to breathe. It’s the reason to do everything.” And for Streisand and Brolin, their love has only grown stronger with each passing year.