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Streisand: Split rumours are crap

Barbra Streisand believes it's "absurd" tabloids print lies about her marriage to James Brolin.

The couple, together for nearly 20 years, were the subject of recent reports claiming they were getting ready for a “400 million divorce battle”, PageSix reports.

But Barbra tells US newswoman Gayle King nothing could be further from the truth and she does her best to ignore such gossip.

“I’m not even aware of these. Nobody shows me, and I don’t go to the supermarkets much, though I love to go to supermarkets,” PageSix reports the diva told Gayle during a New York event.

“I said, I need ice cream,” she recalled. “So I’m in the supermarket and we’re holding hands, and a guy behind us says, ‘Oh, you’re back together?’ And I said, ‘When were we apart?’”

“The damage is done,” Barbra lamented. “They go into the supermarket, they read this crap — excuse me, but it’s absurd. We’ve been together 18 years.”

The star said she still enjoys doing little meaningful things for James.

She said she made him breakfast daily during a recent shoot in Ireland - although she had a little help.

“He was impressed by how I made these eggs and stuff, but really I had Renata [Buser], my assistant of 40 years, there chopping it up the night before,” she mused.

“Don’t tell him. I put it together and pushed a button for water or something like that. I’m not good at that.”

James previously branded divorce rumours “bullsh*t” as well.

In an earlier interview, the actor admitted he wishes they had met decades before they did.

“I wish I had met Barbra 30 years ago,” he told McCall’s magazine in 1998. “We've talked about this and we say, ‘Maybe in the last 30 years we've learned a lot of stuff that has helped us deal with who we are right now.’ Maybe it wouldn't have worked back then - she was busy; I was who I was. But I think it could have.”

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