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Why James Brolin And Wife Barbra Streisand Have Separate Bank Accounts

"We bifurcated, and I love it that way."

James Brolin and his longtime companion Barbra Streisand have found the secret to a healthy marriage: separate bank accounts.

Brolin, who stars in CBS's new comedy "Life in Pieces," told HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on Tuesday that the couple is better off for not mixing their finances.

"We bifurcated, and I love it that way," Brolin said. "I have my own money and she has her own money."

The actor added that the decision was a foregone conclusion, thanks to advice from friends and business managers, plus his own previous marital experience.

"This is my third marriage, and I know what trouble can come out of marriage, so I didn't want any reason that I would ever have to be either divorced or married again," Brolin said.

"And that was 20 years ago," he continued, "so it works."

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