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James Brolin Opens Up About Upcoming 23rd Anniversary to Barbra Streisand: ‘Better Than Ever’

by Quentin Blount
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Actor James Brolin sat down for a virtual interview with hosts of The Talk to discuss his upcoming wedding anniversary. Based on what he has to say, it would appear that he and his wife, singer Barbra Streisand, are doing better than ever.

Brolin and Streisand are coming up on their 23rd wedding anniversary. The high-profile couple officially tied the knot back in 1998 at Streisand’s estate in Malibu, California. And although they do not have any kids together, Brolin has three children from previous relationships, while Streisand has a son with her first husband, actor Elliot Gould.

Over the years, the two have certainly not been shy about sharing their love for one another in public. And James Brolin recently talked about just exactly why they work so well together. But because Hollywood marriages rarely seem to stand the test of time, that is the first question he got from The Talk hosts.

“Is it true that early on in your relationship that people told you it would never last?” one of the hosts ask. “Who would dare say something like that?”

“Well, the first one was an ex-wife,” Brolin says right away as the audience laughs. “No, but I heard it over that [Streisand] was a tough one. I like women who say their peace and I’m a calming factor. She gets me up and doing things I wouldn’t normally accomplish. It’s like a perfect situation, the two of us.

The official Instagram account for CBS’ The Talk, posted the adorable interview for their fans to watch. You can watch the entire video down below.

“James Brolin on Barbra Streisand: We’ve ‘fallen in love’ Over Covid,” The Talk wrote on Instagram. “Actor @jamesbrolin_ gushes over his upcoming 23rd wedding anniversary and wife, Barbra Streisand.”

Fans React to Adorable Interview

It’s safe to say that fans were just as moved by the adorable interview as we were. Many of them took to the comments section to leave a congratulatory reply for the couple on their anniversary.

“Charming man,” one fan writes. Another follower chimed in saying, “She really is easy to love! ❤️ “

And finally, one fan left a storybook ending-type comment.

“And they really did live happily ever after💞”

James Brolin Discusses How 2020 Led to a Spark in His Marriage

There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic hurt some couples out there. But James Brolin says it had the opposite effect on his marriage.

“We, for a long time, were put out by COVID,” Brolin explains. “And for a lot of people, their marriages haven’t gone well during these 15 months.”

However, he says that isn’t the case for he and Barbra.

“We have literally fallen in love over this period of time,” he said. “Just being stuck together every day and making it work. Neither one of us has ever gone out the door and we are good at talking things out. In 23 years it’s better than ever.”