Barbra Streisand has spilled the tea about some of her famous ex-boyfriends in her upcoming memoir My Name Is Barbra.
But if it had been up to her, the 81-year-old singer and actress would have left them out completely.
She certainly doesn’t have any shortage of Hollywood stars — and even world leaders — to write about, as she has had a bevy of star exes including Miami Vice’s Don Johnson, celebrity hairstylist–turned–superstar producer Jon Peters and former Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau.
‘Listen, I didn’t want to write about any of them!’ Streisand said emphatically after King listed her biggest conquests.
Her hands were tied: Barbra Streisand, 81, claimed on CBS Sunday Morning that she was forced to write about her ex-boyfriends in her upcoming memoir
Famous faces: In My Name Is Barbra, she recounts past relationships with stars including Don Johnson, Elliott Gould and Jon Peters
‘But you did!’ King pushed back.
She placed the blame for the more salacious material on her editor.
‘My editor said, “You have to leave some blood on the page,”‘ she recounted.
Barbra’s star exes were just confined to her relationships either, as she was married to The Long Goodbye star Elliott Gould from 1963 until their 1971 divorce, and she later married her current husband James Brolin in 1998.
Gayle wasn’t dissuaded from asking about her exes, so she quizzed Barbra on if she had a ‘good time’ with her exes.
‘With the men in my life, yes,’ the Yentl star and directed replied.
Her marriage to Gould produced her only child, Jason Gould, who would go on to sporadically act before focusing on a career as a singer.
She separated from his father in 1969, but their divorce wasn’t finalized until two years later.
Fascinated: Gayle King set her off by asking about her long line of high-profile boyfriends
Barbra said she wanted to leave them out of it, but ‘My editor said, “You have to leave some blood on the page”‘
Husband number one: She was married to The Long Goodbye star Elliott Gould from 1963 until their 1971 divorce; seen in 1967
World leader: After her split but before her divorce was finalized, Streisand began a short relationship with Pierre Trudeau during his first stint as Canada’s prime minister; pictured in 1983
At the top of their careers: She subsequently had another brief relationship with Ryan O’Neal in 1972, around the time they starred together in the comedy classic What’s Up, Doc?
After her split but before her divorce was finalized, Streisand began a short relationship with Pierre Trudeau during his first stint as Canada’s prime minister.
She subsequently had another brief relationship with Ryan O’Neal in 1972, around the time they starred together in the comedy classic What’s Up, Doc?, which was directed by the late Peter Bogdanovich.
Streisand later admitted that she was infatuated with her The Way We Were (1973) costar Robert Redford during the filming of their classic romance, though she claimed the two were never together.
Afterward, she spent nearly a decade with the celebrity hairstylist Jon Peters, who has been said have been an inspiration for the Warren Beatty–starring comedy Shampoo.
Peters reportedly tried to get close to Streisand by offering to do her hair — even for free — and she later looked him up after being so taken by another woman’s hair that he had styled.
Streisand helped Peters to launch a new career when she installed him as the producer both on her 1974 album ButterFly and her high-profile A Star Is Born remake from 1976, which she starred in opposite Kris Kristofferson.
The two reportedly split in 1982 over the distance caused by Streisand directing and starring in her acclaimed film Yentl, which required her to relocate to London during the shoot.
Following her split from Peters, Streisand carried on a multi-year romance with the film composer — and heir to the Baskin-Robbins ice cream empire. They were together from 1983 to 1987.
Barbra subsequently moved on with Nash Bridges star Don Johnson for a brief time in the late 1980s.
Longtime love: She dated hairstylist-turned-producer Jon Peters from 1973 to 1982, but they reportedly split when she moved to London to star in and direct Yentl (1983); pictured in 1991
Piano man: From 1983 to 1987 she dated the Baskin-Robbins heir and film composer Richard Baskin
Heartthrob: Their relationship reportedly ended when she moved on with Miami Vice star Don Johnson for a brief fling at the tail end of the ’80s
Playing the game: Barbra raised eyebrows with her relationship with tennis superstar Andre Agassi in 1992, as he was 28 years her junior
Sweet: Barbra’s second marriage to James Brolin was the one to last. The lovebirds met in 1996 and tied the knot in 1998
Although she was rumored to have dated several A-listers, including Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg — who has jointly denied a relationship with Barbra — in the late 1980s, she turned to a younger man starting in 1992.
The hitmaker dated the tennis superstar Andre Agassi through 1993, despite the fact that he was 28 years her junior, which got plenty of attention at the time.
It was Brolin with whom her romance eventually stuck. The two met in 1996 and tied the knot two years later and have been married ever since.
Barbra became the stepmother to James’ two sons and a daughter from his first two marriages, including Avengers: Endgame star Josh Brolin.