By ALEXANDER HITCHEN
Barbra Streisand is shedding the pounds, but saving the pennies, by going on a Jenny Craig diet. The 63-year-old songstress may be worth an estimated $550 million but she’s not seeking out an expensive celebrity trainer to get trim.
According to published reports, she has asked her actor-husband James Brolin, 65, to join her on the money-conscious meal plan that costs $15 a day.
The National Enquirer revealed in August last year that the singer who is 5ft 5ins had swelled from 145 to 175 lbs in six months. We then revealed she banned her favorite foods, including brownies, ice cream and cupcakes, from her kitchen and hoped to get below the 145 lbs she weighed in 2004.
But speaking to Diane Sawyer on Primetime Live in September, she said: “I’ve been eating like a pig.” A rep for Jenny Craig said they could neither confirm nor deny providing meals for Barbra. The singer’s spokesman had no comment.
The most famous Jenny Craig dieter is Kirstie Alley, who at her heaviest was 219 lbs. After losing 50 lbs in a year, she now says: “I have a nice appreciation of my body again.”