- Barbra Streisand was recently honored with the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award.
- The singer also recently celebrated her 25th anniversary with her beloved husband.
- Barbra spends her days enjoying the company of her growing family and dotes on her grandkids.
Barbra Streisand’s talents extend well past her musical career. As a renowned musician and an impressive actress, the 81-year-old has certainly proved herself a capable entertainer. Recently, however, she was also honored for her contributions to the lives of others and for being a role model to other women across the globe.
On Saturday, July 1, 2023, Streisand was honored with the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award. The award is given out annually to women who have taken on leadership roles and have brought about positive change in the lives of others. Streisand was overjoyed to be receiving the award.
Streisand took to social media to express her delight at the news. She wrote that it was a great honor, and she was glad to be able to follow in the footsteps of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Dwight D. Opperman Foundation Chair Julie Opperman presented her with the award.
With hectic careers, it can be easy to let their marriage slip, but James and Barbra have found the perfect way to reconnect despite their schedules.
Streisand was the fourth person to receive the prestigious award, being honored for her iconic career as a singer, writer, director, and actress. The musician was recognized as an influential voice in the world, inspiring change with her music and other creative endeavors. She was also the first female composer to receive an Academy Award.
Besides her work as an entertainer, Streisand has also contributed to various philanthropic projects. She has helped fund climate change research and the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai. She’s a leading voice in the fight for voter’s rights and promotes gender and racial equality.
Celebrating 25 Years of Marriage
The award wasn’t the only thing Streisand celebrated recently. The singer has been married to the actor James Brolin for the last 25 years, and the couple marked their anniversary at the start of 2023. Brolin spoke candidly about making his marriage to the famous singer last, saying one secret is therapy.
Both Streisand and Brolin brought children from previous relationships into the marriage when they settled down together.
Brolin confessed that marriage can be complex and breaking up spats can be difficult. His solution is finding a neutral third party to listen and weigh in on relationship struggles. He also noted how important it is to communicate, saying both parties must feel heard. He also noted how important it is to share a good cry every now and again.
With hectic careers, it can be easy to let their marriage slip, but Brolin and Streisand have found the perfect way to reconnect despite their schedules. Brolin shared that they make a point of coming home at night and spending quality time together, and he said sweetly, “I can’t wait to see her again in the morning.”
The actor also noted that both he and his wife are at the age where most people would retire, but he confessed that a life of sitting quietly in rocking chairs doesn’t seem to be in the cards for them. He shared that Streisand has too many plans for projects she still wants to do and causes she wants to support.
While Streisand is giving back to the community, Brolin is still enjoying a successful career as an actor. He’s spending his days in front of the camera while his wife works on numerous philanthropic undertakings. But Streisand is also contributing to her husband’s career by helping him with the music for his films.
Despite their bustling careers, Streisand and Brolin still try to prioritize family. The iconic singer commented on her life, saying she enjoys spending time with her children. She noted, “I like real life, you know? I like being in real life, and I love my garden and my dogs and my husband and my son and my widening family.”
Barbra’s Growing Family
Both Streisand and Brolin brought children from previous relationships into the marriage when they settled down together. Both are loving parents, and they’ve built lasting relationships with their stepchildren as well. Streisand has proven she’s close with Brolin’s son, the actor Josh Brolin.
Although Streisand’s son, Jason Gould, doesn’t have children of his own, she became a doting grandmother when she married Brolin and her stepson welcomed his four children into the world. Brolin shares his son with his former spouse, Jane Cameron Agee. The younger of the two Brolins shares his two oldest kids with his ex-wife, Alice Adair.
Streisand’s two oldest grandkids, Trevor Brolin and Eden Brolin, were born in 1988 and 1994, respectively. Streisand was introduced to the two kids when she and Brolin married in 1998. Josh and his ex-wife, Alice, went their separate ways shortly after welcoming Eden, and the actor would later go on to marry Katherine Boyd Brolin.
Like their father and grandfather, Trevor and Eden have both inherited the family’s penchant for acting. Trevor has starred in a few films and worked as a director, writer, cinematographer, and producer for a number of years. It seems Trevor decided to get out of the acting game in 2020 when he became an electrician.
Eden also shares her dad’s and grandad’s acting genes. With parts in hit TV shows such as “Beyond” and “Yellowstone,” it seems Eden is doing the Brolin family name proud. She has also starred in “Arkansas,” “Blood Bound,” “Emerald City,” “I Dream Too Much,” and a slew of other titles.
Although Eden and Trevor were born before Streisand met their grandfather, the singer has built a close bond with her oldest grandkids. However, Streisand was over the moon when Josh welcomed his third child on November 4, 2018. A source close to Streisand noted that the singer adores little Westlyn Reign Brolin.
On Christmas Day 2020, Josh and his wife, Katherine, welcomed their second child together, Chapel Grace Brolin. The actor explained his youngest’s unique name, saying he and Katherine always find solace in chapels when they travel. Streisand and Brolin were reportedly “jumping up and down” when they heard they were getting another grandkid.