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Elliott Gould Says Reason His Marriage With Barbra Streisand Failed Was Simple | "We Didn’t Grow Together"
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Elliott Gould Says Reason His Marriage With Barbra Streisand Failed Was Simple | "We Didn’t Grow Together"

Gould recalls how Streisand's marriage to her success left them no space to grow together after a point.

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Although when Elliot Gould and his first wife Barbra Streisand separated, he refused to write an autobiography or to exploit the details of their relationship, over the years he has dropped hints as to why he thought their magical relationship didn't work out. Gould, the Oscar-nominated Hollywood legend, holds a certain perception of falling out of a relationship. Elliot and Barbra were a sensational power couple during the 1960s but everyone was shocked when they divorced only five years into the birth of their son, per Independent UK

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Image Source: Getty Images/ Harry Dempster / Stringer

 

The eight-year-long relationship started when the two met while co-starring in a Broadway play together in 1962. While recalling the first time he saw Streisand, Elliot describes immediately finding her brilliant and relating to her slight shyness, reports Yiddish Book Center. "She did three or four songs, and she was beyond brilliant — so amazing." After this compliment, Streisand invited him over to a nightclub where she was singing and they got to know each other better. The spark was incredible and the couple tied the knot the following year. Just three years into their marriage, they welcomed their son Jason. For Gould, the happiest memories he had with Streisand were those of the time before they tied the knot. That is because just about the time of their marriage, Streisand became the top-selling female vocalist in the US following her first album debut.