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James Brolin shares secrets to successful 24-year marriage to Barbra Streisand: ‘Be a negotiator’

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James Brolin has shared some details behind his 24-year marriage to wife Barbra Streisand.According to the actor, one of the keys to their marriage’s success is good negotiations .

“I think everyone needs to be a negotiator,” Brolin said. “Everyone needs to have patience and know when to take a walk.”

The actor added that the best word of relationship wisdom he’s ever received comes from Connie Sellecca, who played Brolin’s love interest on the ’80s television series Hotel.

Barbra Streisand and James Brolin got married in 1998.

Barbra Streisand and James Brolin got married in 1998.
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“Connie Sellecca told me something I’d never done, but it was the best idea ever,” Brolin said. , both of you, please sit with him. [Otherwise] someone always says that[ing]’We have to go see this and that,’ and others say, ‘I’m not going,’ and it ruins everything,” Brolin told the publication.

This isn’t the first time the actor has spoken out about his negotiating skills being key to his marriage to Streisand.

James Brolin has frequently spoken about how important negotiations are to his marriage to Barbra Streisand.

James Brolin has frequently spoken about how important negotiations are to his marriage to Barbra Streisand.
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“I think we’re both very polar opposites and very good negotiators. She sees one shade of color and I say, ‘No, that’s another color.’ We can negotiate on that,” Brolin told Fox News in 2018.

Brolin and Streisand met on a blind date in 1998 and got married. Brolin was previously married to Jane Cameron Age and Jean Smithers. He has 3 children. Josh Brolin is the actor who played Thanos in various Marvel movies, and Jess is with his ex-wife Agee and Molly, another child from his relationship with Smithers.

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Streisand was previously married to Elliott Gould, who shares son Jason Gould

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