This famous mega star did not have it easy growing up according to the Irish Times.
Her father died of an epileptic seizure when she was 1 years old.
Barbara didn’t think of herself as a singer, early on. In her early years, she studied acting instead. Though she loved singers like Billie Holiday and Johnny Mathis.
Barbara’s voice is like no other and her music is unique. Her personal style challenged conceptions of traditional female beauty as well.
She found her true love after the age of 50 and she and James Brolin have been married for over 24 years now.
Per People.com James talks about what makes a marriage work, “I think everybody needs to be a negotiator, everybody needs to have patience and know when to take a walk.”
Barbara and James were set up on a blind date in 1996. In a post celebrating their 20th year of marriage, she wrote, “Has it really been 22 years since our bling date? Married for 20 years. Happy anniversary honey.”
We wish them another 20 years of happiness.