EXCLUSIVE: Free again! Barbra Streisand is seen in public for the first time since the pandemic began as she steps out in LA to run errands days before her 79th birthday
- Barbra Streisand was seen running errands with a friend in Los Angeles Tuesday
- The legendary singer-actress has stayed out of sight throughout the pandemic
- She kept a low profile in an all-black outfit, floppy hat, and sunglasses and mask
- Streisand, who turns 79 on April 24, was last seen publicly performing at a virtual inauguration event for Joe Biden in January
- Prior to that, she hadn’t been photographed since she attended an arts event with husband James Brolin, 80, in May 2019
Barbra Streisand was seen in public for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began as she stepped out in Los Angeles this week.
The iconic singer-actress, who has stayed out of sight throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, was spotted running errands with a female friend on Tuesday – a little over a week ahead of her 79th birthday.
Streisand appeared to be trying to lay low and was hardly recognizable as she dressed in black from head to toe.
Incognito: Barbra Streisand was spotted in public for the first time since the pandemic began as she ran errands in Los Angeles this week
The Hollywood star has generally stayed out of sight since the COVID-19 pandemic began last March
Streisand wore a black bucket hat and shielded her face with dark sunglasses and black protective face mask
She also wore a black floppy hat along with a large protective face mask and sunglasses.
The rare outing comes a few months after Barbra was last seen performing virtually at the online We The People Concert for President Joe Biden’s inauguration in January.
Prior to that she hadn’t been photographed since she attended an arts event with husband James Brolin, 80, in May 2019.
Before introducing a clip of herself singing Happy Days Are Here Again, Streisand spoke about her hopes for the Biden presidency.
The legendary singer and actress, who turns 79 on April 24, kept a low profile as she stepped out in an all-black outfit on Tuesday
She was escorted by an unidentified female friend. The woman was seen helping Streisand with her coat
The reclusive music legend was escorted by a female friend and also wore a large face mask to protect herself from Covid-19
Earlier this month Barbra joined a fellow A-listers and liberals in condemning Georgia’s controversial new voting law.
Addressing Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, she gushed: ‘You both have the empathy we need now more than ever and together we will emerge from these dark days into the light.’
Streisand has also remained active on social media despite having kept a low profile the last 12 months, often weighing in on political issues and slamming former President Donald Trump and the Republican Party.
Earlier this month she joined a fellow A-listers and liberals in condemning Georgia’s controversial new voting law.
She has also advocated for the COVID-19 vaccine and urged her fans to get their shot after revealing she and her husband had received both doses last month.
Although Streisand has avoided the public eye over the past 12 months, she has remained active on social media. In an Instagram post last month she revealed she and husband had received their COVID-19 vaccines and urged her fans to follow suit
Barbra was last seen performing virtually at the online We The People Concert for President Joe Biden’s inauguration in January
‘Jim and I feel so much more protected after having our second vaccine shot and we hope the rest of you get protected too,’ she wrote in a post.
Barbra Streisand broke into the entertainment industry nearly 60 years ago and despite having all four major awards under her belt, she’s not considered an EGOT winner as her Tony was in recognition of a non-competitive category.
The 78-year-old has received 42 Grammy nominations and eight wins, five Oscar nods and four Emmy awards.
Prior to the virtual event, she hadn’t been photographed since she was seen out and about with husband James Brolin (pictured) 80, in May 2019