James Brolin Says His Relationship with Barbra Streisand Is 'Better Than Ever' Since Pandemic

James Brolin and Barbra Streisand are stronger than ever!
During a virtual appearance on Friday's The Talk episode, the 80-year-old actor spoke about his marriage to 79-year-old Streisand - with whom he will celebrate 23 years of marriage in July - and how the COVID-19 pandemic has helped strengthen theirs long-term relationship.
“I like women saying their peace and I am a calming factor and she makes me do things that I normally would not achieve. It's like a perfect situation, both of us, ”he told co-host Sheryl Unterholz.
“We have been banned by COVID for a long time. And for a lot of people, their marriages have not gone well in those 15 months, ”he continued. "We literally fell in love during that time, we just stuck together every day and it worked."
He added, "Neither of us has ever walked out the door [after] an argument and we are good at saying things. And 23 years is better than ever, I have to say."
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The legendary singer married the Westworld actor on July 1, 1998 - two years after the couple went on a blind date.
"I met him at dinner and was expecting a bearded miner guy and he had all his hair cut and shaved," Streisand previously told W Magazine. "I asked him: 'Who disheveled your hair?' "
"He later told me he fell in love with me," she added. "My friend likes to hear the truth, which is unusual."
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During his talk show appearance on Friday, Brolin was also asked by co-host Elaine Welteroth how he and Streisand surprise each other after knowing each other for so long.
According to Brolin, he will "occasionally surprise his wife when it is not expected".
"I'll make a good piece of jewelry, and she's pretty picky, so they're not all she would have picked out, but every now and then I run into," he said.
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