James Brolin


Barbra Streisand and James Brolin were photographed partying with a group of friends in Portofino Italy. It’s hard to believe it, but they’ve been married for 19 years – and they still seem quite affectionate. Barbra directed three films in Hollywood and she says the experience made her acutely aware of gender discrimination. Critics observed her work with skepticism and assumed she had help from men. Women doing “men’s jobs” were not welcome. She became a huge benefactor of Planned Parenthood and is writing a memoir about her own struggle for gender equality in Hollywood.

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The National Enquirer has revived their story about Barbra Streisand and her husband of fifteen years, James Brolin, being on the rocks, pointing out that they haven’t been photographed together lately. Every few years they dig up the “rocky marriage” angle but we have our doubts that it’s true. Certainly Barbra is no picnic to live with. She has a lot of ego and idiosyncrasies and she likes to be in charge. But she knows she has a great catch in her handsome husband and makes a real effort to keep him happy. In fact, when James is not around, Barbara is bossy and very demanding, but when James is by her side, Barbra is a different person – she giggles like a coy schoolgirl.

Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News


Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News

On Thursday, Barbra Streisand sang at Sandy Gallin’s birthday party in New York at her pal Donna Karan’s apartment. While she was in Manhattan, Barbra also promoted her new coffee table book “My Passion For Design.” Barbra and her husband of 12 years, James Brolin, returned to the West Coast for the weekend and were photographed leaving a Memorial Day party in Malibu.
This reminds us of a funny story about Barbra and her best friend Donna Karan. In the early 90’s, Barbra was in England and while shopping she noticed a pair of $60 tights by Donna Karan at Harvey Nichols that she just HAD to have right away. But she had no intention of paying retail. She called Donna and asked her to rush her the tights (in exactly the right color and size) to her overnight. Donna had to LOCATE the right tights in a store and went to all kinds of trouble to get them shipped immediately free of charge to Barbra. Now THAT’s a friend.