Barbra Streisand and James Brolin have been happily married for 25 years now. While promoting her new memoir with hubby, the two revealed fun and profound details of their relationship.
Actress-singer Barbra Streisand’s brand-new memoir, My Name is Barbra came out on Nov. 7. The 1000-paged memoir is filled with humorous as well as eye-opening anecdotes and revelations from Streisand’s life. The iron-willed femme fatale gave an interview to CBS Mornings’ host Gayle King, along with husband James Brolin, where the latter let slip some surprising revelations about their marriage.
Brolin spilled juicy details to CBS Mornings host King when he admitted to being celibate for three years, from his separation with actress Jan Smithers to finally getting hitched with Streisand. However, this celibacy was self-imposed as Brolin confirmed, “I had been, literally it’s a wild word, but I had been celibate for three years, saying ‘who needs this.’ I had not had any interest in getting involved in a lousy situation.”
When inquired by host King jokingly if the wedding night had been “a hell of a night,” Brolin only confirmed with a laughing, “Wild.” The couple’s 25th anniversary had been in July this year, and Brolin had commemorated the occasion by writing a letter to wifey Streisand, which they shared with King during the interview.
Post assurance, that the only reason James Brolin had had to propose to Streisand minimum thrice for marriage, was only due to her taking time to be sure and say yes, Gary King continued reading the letter. “Home is not a place, home is a person. You know someone is right for you if you love to be with them all the time. And when I go, when I finally go, I will love you then.”
Previously, Barbra Streisand was married to actor Elliot Gould from 1963 to 1971, while James Brolin was married twice. First to Jane Cameron Agee from 1966 to 1984, then Jan Smithers from 1986 to 1995. Streisand shares son Jason with ex-hubby, and Brolin shares son Josh and daughter Jess with Agee, and daughter Molly with Smithers.