The situation turned nasty between Babs and James while they were out with Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria, sources revealed. Click through RadarOnline.com's exclusive gallery to see the couple's explosive screaming match at a fancy California restaurant.
Streisand's stormy, 18-year marriage to actor James Brolin is on the ropes — with an ugly $550 million divorce war looming — after a nasty fight in front of pals at a Malibu eatery, sources told Radar.
The screamfest between the 74-year-old songbird and Brolin, 76, star of the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces stunned their dinner guests at the swank Nobu restaurant. Alec Baldwin, who sings a duet on Babs' new album, and his wife Hilaria looked "totally taken back," one source claimed.
Over their meal, Baldwin told the singer "he hoped he could be as great and as protective a parent as she is," the source claimed. That's when Brolin noted Streisand's son Jason, with actor Elliott Gould, is 50 years old and her stepson Josh Brolin is 49.
"James muttered, 'Yeah, Barbra tries to mother 50-year-old men,'" said the source.
"Barbra shot him a look and said, 'James, I know you think I meddle in their lives, but you never stop being a mother,'" said the source, adding that Brolin turned to Baldwin "and said, 'I'm sure you'll know when it's time to cut the cord.' "
Streisand was "humiliated. She and James just shot daggers at each other with their eyes the rest of the night," said the snitch. By the time the bickering pair left Nobu with Badwin, his wife and NBC Universal veep Ron Meyer, "you could cut the tension with a knife," said a spywitness.
Babs' marriage is in trouble, said another insider, noting that Brolin looks "for excuses to not be home so Barbra isn't badgering." Along with his sitcom work, Brolin has churned out six movies in the past two years — including Rose, starring Cybill Shepherd. "She knows full well James avoids her," added the insider. "They are at the point of no return," and the Nobu rumble could be the final straw.
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