A long, successful marriage is something of a rarity in Hollywood. Most last just a couple of months. But Barbra Streisand seems to be doing better than most when it comes to marriage success.
According to Shared, James Brolin is one lucky husband because his marriage with Barbra Streisand is doing really well, which is not that common in Hollywood. As the actress herself once said, “20 years in Hollywood is like 50 years in Chicago.”
But the two love doves are not your typical romantic couple. Streisand and Brolin fell in love with each other when they were in their 50s, both looking for a second chance after their previous failed marriages.
Streisand’s first marriage was with Elliot Gould and lasted eight years. They met on Broadway since Barbra basically grew up with singing and performing. James Brolin, on the other hand, was accustomed to playing romantic roles in movies and had already divorced two times before he met Streisand.
So what made such a romantic hero fall for Barbra? Well, according to him, it was her direct, brutal honesty. She told Brolin straight away that she didn’t like his hair – and he fell immediately love-struck. And it has lasted for 20 years.
Check out this video of Streisand candidly recounting the events of how they fell in love:
Barbra Streisand told Meredith Viera that it took “a couple of months” for her to return the feelings.
“He charmed me when he said he could cook,” Streisand reminisced. “So he came with a sushi roller, that wooden thing, and made sushi and I love sushi. So, I thought, ‘This is really great.’ He has never cooked again.”
She then went on to add: “Kindness and honesty are the pillars of a happy marriage. Loving people share absolutely everything with each other.”
There you have it, folks – it’s all about being honest, and not being fake. And of course, some good food to go with that.