‘Hadn’t Heard of Him ‘ – Iconic Singer Barbra Streisand’s Awkward Andre Agassi Introduction Unveiled in a Gripping Tale

Published 11/12/2023, 4:30 AM EST

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Andre Agassi was a big public figure in the 1990s. He had yet to win a slam, but everyone had started learning his name. However, there were still a few stars in Hollywood who did not know him at all. Barbra Streisand was one of them, and she was also a personality whose attention Agassi reportedly vied for. In her 2023 memoir, Streisand revealed how she came to know Agassi and eventually, they met each other – even going on to date for a bit!

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Agassi and Streisand were a popular item when they dated in the early 1990s. However, the 28-year age gap is still something that fans are still taken aback by today. However, the eight-time Grand Slam champion did not listen to any critiques at the time and even later, saying that she had been good for him.

How Barbra Streisand found out about Andre Agassi

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In her recently released memoir, ‘My Name Is Barbra’, the American singer and actress wrote about her dating life, including Agassi. She recalled the time when the player was a young gun in the ATP. He was set to play in the 1992 Wimbledon final, but since she did not follow sports, she was unaware of his existence. But the tennis player had already found himself enamored by the star.

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Steve Wynn, a hotel tycoon, had told her about him and how he admired her. Streisand, still not aware of Agassi, simply said, “Who?“. “Since I don’t follow sports, I hadn’t heard of him,” she explained in her book. “Steve explained that he was a tennis champion who was going to be playing at Wimbledon, so I said: ‘Oh, wish him well from me’.’

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Even though she did not know of him, Agassi’s persistence in wanting to meet her eventually led to a brief romance. During their time together, the tabloids often talked about their age gap. A similar question popped up to him in an interview, and he talked about how he dealt with it.

Agassi on his relationship with Streisand

Agassi was often questioned about his dating life when he was dating the American singer and actress. Many media outlets talked about their relationship, given their 28-year age gap. Agassi often felt annoyed when there was an outcry about the age gap. As per him, both of them had realized they were good for each other and said, “So what if she’s twenty-eight years older?

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He also said that the two shared similar interests, so an outcry about their age gap only went on to add spice to their bond. He also described that dating Streisand was like wearing ‘hot lava’. The two would have an amicable split not long after, but they would go on to find love with other individuals. 

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