Are Barbra Streisand and James Brolin really having marriage problems? Thatâs the latest claim coming from one of this weekâs tabloids. Gossip Cop, however, can report itâs untrue.
According to Star, the couple has been âbickering nonstopâ over recent âhome improvementsâ on their Malibu mansion. A so-called âsourceâ is quoted as telling the publication, âBarbra is constantly remodeling or adding structures to the property, but it comes out of her pocket.â The magazineâs supposed âinsiderâ goes on to assert that the renovations have left Streisand and Brolin âsparring over their coin purses.â
âSheâs asked James to contribute before, but he just says, âThis is your baby, do it the way you want and pay for it,’â contends the tabloidâs questionable tipster. âTheyâre just at the age where they donât care what the other thinks anymore. They push each otherâs buttons without even trying,â concludes the magazineâs âspy.â
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 Streisandâs marriage Brolin said, âI do believe in counseling if anybody ever has a problem in their marriageâŠ Bring in a referee, talk it over, and I swear to you, it will dispel by the end of the session, each time.â It stands to reason that if they were odds over âhome improvements,â they would have worked it out rather than continue âbickering nonstop.â
Actually, far from being at odds, in a recent interview Streisand gushed about her husband. âI dated several people but when James came along it was different.â 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 tabloidâs article is âuntrue.â Additionally, a rep for the legendary singer, actress and director says Streisand and Brolin have ânever been happier.â
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 sheâs seen parts of the new A Star Is Born, and said, âItâs very, very good.â Not very good, however, is the magazineâs reporting about Streisand.
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