Barbra Streisand’s Only Son Is an Openly Gay Singer Who Also Inherited His Mom’s Talent
Jason Gould has shown the world that he is just as talented as his superstar mother, Barbra Streisand.
The 52-year-old openly gay singer, Barbra’s only son, recently shared a throwback photo of them.
“I have been truly blessed. Most parents feel that their child is particularly special, and I am no different. I have a wonderful son."
The photo shows the iconic singer and actress holding Jason when he was little. Jason has grown up to be a confident man with many talents.
“Sweet. Never saw this one before,” Jason captioned the image, which quickly received thousands of likes.
A "TRULY BLESSED" MOTHER
Barbra has always been proud of Jason. In her biography, she wrote:
“I would never wish for my son to be anything but what he is. He is bright, kind, sensitive, caring and a very conscientious and good person. He is a very gifted actor and filmmaker. What more could a parent ask for in their child.”
She continued, “I have been truly blessed. Most parents feel that their child is particularly special, and I am no different. I have a wonderful son. My only wish for my son, Jason, is that he continues to experience a rich life of love, happiness, joy, and fulfillment, both creatively and personally.”
Aside from being a singer, Jason is also an actor, director, and writer. Born in New York City and surrounded by major Hollywood players while growing up in Los Angeles, he is Barbra’s son with former husband, actor Elliott Gould.
Jason came out to his mother in 1988, at the age of 21.
UNCOMFORTABLE WITH IT, AT FIRST
Speaking about his sexuality, he said in an interview:
“I’m sure it has in many ways. At one point I was very uncomfortable with it. Now somebody can be a fan of hers and it’s not threatening to me. There was a time when I was uncomfortable and not sure whether people like me for me or liked me because they liked her. But that can be pretty transparent after about 10 minutes.”
Jason surprisingly didn't follow in her footsteps right away. He waited until he was in his 40's before trying his luck in the music industry.
He explained that he had stayed away from the public eye and didn't open his mouth out of fear that people would compare him with his mother.