Barbra Streisand has allegedly gained a substantial amount of weight, and those close to her are concerned about her eating habits.
RadarOnline reports that 74-year-old Streisand is worrying friends due to her significant weight gain following her troubled marriage and unhealthy eating habits. The celebrity news source had an unflattering image of the singer/actress strolling around Beverly Hills sans makeup and not wearing a bra. It stated that Barbra looked “at least 50 pounds heavier.”
According to the report, the Funny Girl actress turning to comfort food as a coping mechanism.
“She’s pushing at least 177 pounds,” one source said. “Barbra’s under so much stress these days, and she’s pouring all of that anxiety and pain into food!”
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Barbra Streisand is 5-foot-5-inches-tall, and is allegedly ballooning in weight. Friends of hers insist that she’s struggling with a lot of issues — including her crumbling marriage to actor James Brolin, and doctors urging her to undergo a hysterectomy.
As the report highlights, menopausal women face a far greater risk of breast and uterine cancer — about 10 percent of all hysterectomies are performed as a means of cancer prevention. Barbra Streisand isn’t expressing a sense of urgency over getting the procedure “and doctors have once again told her she needs to go under the knife,” an insider said.
The source said Barbra stormed out of the medical office in a panicked state last fall.
“Barbra left the office in tears and was crying her eyes out,” claimed the source.
A source describes Barbra Streisand as being “wracked with anxiety over the state of her marriage!”
The report then focused on a previous article that alleges Brolin’s “infatuation” with his Life in Pieces co-star Dianne Wiest.
Another insider alleges that Streisand has shown jealousy towards her husband after accusing him of having an affair with Stana Katic, 38, on the set of Castle and flirting with Food Network star, Giada De Laurentiis, on a TODAY show appearance.
As for Barbra Streisand’s purported weight gain, the Oscar-winning actress and legendary singer appeared at the 2016 Tony Awards on Sunday looking incredible. If she weighs 177 pounds, it didn’t show. She wore an all-black outfit with a white ruffled blouse that had lacy sleeves. She wore her hair straight and looked refreshed.
EOnline reports that it’s been 46 years since Streisand was at the last Tony Awards. She presented the final award of the night for Best Musical that went to Hamilton.
“Thank you, thank you. You’re making me verklempt,” Streisand joked on-stage.
She gave a moving speech about the unity of theater and how it brings people of diverse backgrounds together. The entertainer also paid tribute to the victims of the Orlando shootings and their families.
“Tonight our joy is tinged with sorrow, but we’re here to celebrate Broadway and the beauty that artistry can bring into this world,” Streisand said. “The artists that write the plays, the composers and the lyricists who write the songs, and the actors who bring them to life. Art can entertain us and educate us, and in times like these, console us.”
When Barbra Streisand appeared at the 1970 Tony Awards and presented the Star of the Decade award.
Depending on what images you might be glancing at, it doesn’t appear that Barbra Streisand has suffered much weight gain.
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