Barbra Streisand and James Brolin are not on the brink of a $400 million divorce, despite a completely false tabloid report. Gossip Cop can debunk the phony story. The spouses of 20 years are going strong.
According to the National Enquirer, the singer is tired of her husband supposedly hitting on other women, while he's sick of her controlling attitude. An alleged insider tells the magazine that during one of Streisand's "recording sessions," the actor "was brazenly making a date to meet up with one of the girls in the band right in front of Barbra."
The magazine doesn't mention when or where this incident supposedly occurred, but insists it was Brolin's "revenge for decades of being dominated by his wife." The outlet's questionable source adds, "James is fed up with being bossed around and treated like a child. Barbra would arrange dinner parties and not tell him until the last minute. She'd tell him what to wear and what to do. Flirting his form of payback."
The supposed tipster further contends that the spouses have "been moving in different directions, burying themselves in their careers and only interacting when they fight." The so-called "insider" concludes, "To be honest, it's a miracle they're still together. If they keep up at this pace, they'll be done before the New Year."
The tabloid's account of the couple's marriage is entirely wrong. Just a few weeks ago, Brolin discussed his long-lasting marriage to Streisand. The actor told Fox News that he often looks at astrology charts to check their compatibility, and "almost every time, it says, 'You guys are magic together.'" The actor further noted that their opposite personalities are "what a makes a great team."
As for the outlet's claim that the two spend more time working than with each other, Brolin admitted that they both have busy careers, but made a point of noting that they always find time for each other. "We come home to each other. The evenings we're always together," he said.
Over the summer, Streisand celebrated her 20th wedding anniversary with a sweet Instagram message to her husband. Along with a photo of the two, the singer wrote, "Has it really been 22 years since our blind date @jamesbrolin_ ? Married for 20 years. Happy anniversary honey."
Additionally, Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to the couple, who tells us on background that the tabloid's story is total nonsense. The happy spouses have maintained a strong marriage for 20 years. The claim they're on the verge of a divorce is completely baseless.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.