When “I Can Get It for You Wholesale” was being worked on, Elliot Gould had the lead role, and Barbara Streisand auditioned for a part. They tried to hide their secret relationship; however, within no time, the rest of the company knew what was going on. Streisand’s career was escalating, but things were not sailing so smoothly for Gould.
He was envious of her, and it took him a few good years before his breakthrough. Streisand’s fame was too much for Gould to handle, and by 1971, the potential power couple broke up. Gould said, “It was difficult to be married to someone who was married to their success.”
Bernadette Peters and Steve Martin
A few years before "The Jerk" was filmed (1979), the two stars of the movie, Bernadette Peters and Steve Martin, were an item. They were one of Hollywood's most noticeable couples, and they stuck by each other's side for almost four years. At one stage in their relationship, the two were about to move in together.
Peters was getting her personal belongings ready for the move. However, something happened, and it never fell through. The ex-couple never spoke about it, but Peters did mention in one interview that she was eager to get married to Martin, but he was eager to bring up his many cats.
Ronald and Nancy Reagan
Ronald and Nancy Reagan were budding Hollywood actors when they tied the knot in 1952, but were viewed in a new light when Ronald moved into politics in the late '60s — first as the Governor of California and then as President of the United States. Nancy Davis was a well-known actress in the 1940s and 1950s.
However, after three years of dating (and a pregnancy that already existed before the alter), Ronald and Nancy married in 1952. To avoid running into any issues with the press, their wedding was very last minute, and the only people who attended were the best man and matron of honor.
John Derek and Linda Evans
Way before John Derek married Bo, he was married to Linda Evans. In fact, Bo was one of the reasons the two divorced. The director (a former actor) and the lovely TV star had a publicized marriage; however, they had an even more publicized separation that led to working on "Dynasty."
They first dated in 1965, they were married by 1968, and on Christmas day 1973, it was all over. John came out clean about his affair with Bo, and a new, or used, Hollywood couple was born. John married Bo in 1976, and they remained together until his death in 1998 at age 71.
Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards
Julie first met her second husband, Blake Edwards, in 1959, and they were together until Edwards's death in 2010. As it happens, Andrews, the queen of musicals, was just arriving at her therapist's clinic when Edwards was leaving the place where they first met, both in their cars. A true Hollywood love story.
They married ten years after they first set eyes on one another and were considered a power couple of their time. The director of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and Ms. Poppins have five kids between them: one from Andrews's previous marriage, two from Edwards's previous marriage, and two that they adopted together.