Barbra Streisand, James Brolin Having Marriage Problems?

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Are Barbra Streisand and James Brolin really having marriage problems? That’s the latest claim coming from one of this week’s tabloids. Gossip Cop, however, can report it’s untrue.

According to Star, the couple has been “bickering nonstop” over recent “home improvements” on their Malibu mansion. A so-called “source” is quoted as telling the publication, “Barbra is constantly remodeling or adding structures to the property, but it comes out of her pocket.” The magazine’s supposed “insider” goes on to assert that the renovations have left Streisand and Brolin “sparring over their coin purses.”

“She’s asked James to contribute before, but he just says, ‘This is your baby, do it the way you want and pay for it,'” contends the tabloid’s questionable tipster. “They’re just at the age where they don’t care what the other thinks anymore. They push each other’s buttons without even trying,” concludes the magazine’s “spy.”

While every couple disagrees, at times, they are not fighting over home renovations. In fact, Streisand and Brolin, who are about to celebrate their 20-year wedding anniversary, are not having marriage problems. And when they do, they proactively work out their issues.

A few months ago, while discussing his and Streisand’s marriage Brolin said, “I do believe in counseling if anybody ever has a problem in their marriage… Bring in a referee, talk it over, and I swear to you, it will dispel by the end of the session, each time.” It stands to reason that if they were odds over “home improvements,” they would have worked it out rather than continue “bickering nonstop.”

Actually, far from being at odds, in a recent interview Streisand gushed about her husband. “I dated several people but when James came along it was different.” And part of what has made Brolin different is that they have a relatively easy relationship. Still, Gossip Cop looked into the claims and a source close to the couple assures us the tabloid’s article is “untrue.” Additionally, a rep for the legendary singer, actress and director says Streisand and Brolin have “never been happier.”

Star has a spotty track record when it comes to Streisand. For instance, Gossip Cop busted the tabloid in September 2017 when it maintained that she was upset about the upcoming remake of A Star In Born with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. But when asked about the updated movie, Streisand said she’s seen parts of the new A Star Is Born, and said, “It’s very, very good.” Not very good, however, is the magazine’s reporting about Streisand.


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Friedman, Megan. “How Barbra Streisand and James Brolin Have Kept Their Marriage Strong for 20 Years.” Good Housekeeping, Good Housekeeping, 21 Mar. 2018.

Bale, Bernard. "'I can’t retire!': Barbra Streisand on future tours, being in the school choir with Neil Diamond, and charity work." The Sunday Post, 5 May 2018.

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Malkin, Marc. “Barbra Streisand Talks #MeToo, 'A Star Is Born' Remake.” The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Mar. 2018.

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