Tabloids termed Jason the"'million-dollar baby" because Barbra turned down a huge offer to prioritize her baby and motherhood over money.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on February 17, 2023. It has since been updated.
Barbra Streisand's only son, Jason Gould, was once known as "million-dollar baby" before he was born. The Academy Award winner shares her son with actor Elliot Gould whom she married in 1963. In 1966 while she was pregnant with her first and only child the actress and singer planned to tour twenty cities which were projected to make her over $1 million, a huge sum, especially at the time. According to The Things Streisand decided to prioritize her baby and motherhood over money instead and so tabloids termed Jason the"'million-dollar baby" because Barbra turned down the huge offer.
Streisand adores her son and celebrated his 56th birthday on December 29, 2022 by sharing a sweet black and white snap of the two on an airplane when Jason was little. He is still "honey" to her even now at age 56 as she mentioned in the heartwarming caption.
Jason's father, M*A*S*H actor Elliot Gould briefly touched upon his relationship with Streisand after their marriage ended. Once inseparable, the pair parted ways just five years after the birth of their son. On CBS Sunday Morning in 2020, the 84-year-old actor spoke about the reason that drifted the couple apart. "Well, Barbra asked me at one point, because she’s still writing her book, she said, ‘Why did we grow apart?’" he said, referring to Streisand's memoir. "And I said my question would be, ‘How could we have grown apart?’ And the answer to that is that we didn’t grow together and the reason for that was because she became more important than us."
Streisand's career had skyrocketed during their time together as she became the top-selling female vocalist in the US with her debut album I Can Get It For You Wholesale. He concluded by saying, "Then I also said to her, 'We did great. We made it very fast and nobody has what we have. There’s you and me and our kid.'"
Streisand later found love again and went on to marry actor James Brolin in 1998. The singer admitted that her husband fell in love with her honesty. Streisand met Brolin for the first time on July 1, 1996, on a blind date set up by her friend. She had previously met him at a party and expected him to show up in his bushy avatar. "I met him at a dinner and expected a bearded mountain-man type, and he had cut off all his hair and was clean-shaven," she told W magazine. "I asked him, 'Who screwed up your hair?' He later told me that's when he fell in love with me. My fella likes to hear the truth, which is unusual."
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