Barbara Hershey (62) & Naveen Andrews (41) split


My mom and I were just talking about Naveen Andrews (41) and Barbara Hershey (62), and both of us expressed surprise that they were still seemingly together – not so much, as it turns out. People Magazine got Naveen’s manager to confirm that Hershey and Andrews split some-odd six months ago! What the hell? What’s with the recent trend of celebrities splitting months before anything is announced? With Naveen and Barbara, my guess is that they were just simply one of the stranger pairings in the Hollywood universe, but I still don’t know how the tabloids missed the Halle Berry-Gabriel Aubry split, or the Tim Robbins-Susan Sarandon split. Here’s a little more from People:

They had a 21-year age difference and endured a strain that would have sunk any other relationship, and still Barbara Hershey and Naveen Andrews continued as one of Hollywood’s more endearing couples.

But now comes word that it quietly ended for Hershey, 62, and Andrews, 41, six months ago. “They remain best of friends,” Andrews’s manager Renee Jennet tells PEOPLE.

In 1998, long before Andrews would go on to star in TV’s Lost, the then-29-year-old actor met Hershey, then 50, a veteran of films such as Beaches and Hannah and Her Sisters, on the set of the obscure 1999 indie film Drowning on Dry Land.

They were together until a 2005 separation that was as brief as it was eventful: Andrews confirmed that during the split he fathered a child with another woman. Andrews and Hershey worked things out and continued their relationship until their breakup last year.

[From People]

Back in 2006, an actress named Elena Eustache gave birth to Naveen’s son Naveen Joshua. The love child had been conceived (allegedly) when Naveen and Barbara were on a break. Naveen and Barbara got back together the same year, and then, back in January 2009, both Barbara and Naveen fought for full custody of Naveen Joshua after Elena seemed to go a little crazy. She took the boy out of state, in violation of the custody agreement she and Naveen had worked out. During the custody hearing, Elena accused Barbara Hershey of witchcraft (for real) and that Naveen was trying to poison his son. The judge ordered a psych evaluation of Elena, and Naveen and Barbara got full custody. There is no word on whether Naveen and Barbara’s split will affect the custodial arrangement. Beyond that, all I can think about is Naveen being available – sweet Jesus, I love that man. I doubt I’m his type though. Maybe I’ll set him up with my mom.

Here are some cute photos of Naveen with Naveen Joshua. He looks a bit like Matthew McConaughey’s little Levi:

Naveen Andrews Enjoys an Afternoon With his Son

Naveen Andrews Enjoys an Afternoon With his Son

Naveen Andrews Enjoys an Afternoon With his Son

Naveen and Barbara on Sept. 10, 2007. Credit: WENN.

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  1. Ann says:

    Why is the “age difference” when it’s older woman/younger man always blamed when these relationships fail?

    Take any old male actor and a much younger woman, and they break up: no one says IT’S THE AGE DIFFERENCE!!

  2. rtms says:

    That is some terrible plastic surgery on Hershey there. Why do older female celebs do this to themselves.

  3. Kali says:

    He’ll have his pick for the next girlfriend – he is one hot man!

  4. Amneh says:

    His son is ADORABLE!

  5. Wisteria says:

    I can’t believe how young she looks! Her face looks a bit odd, like she had work done, but her hands, arms and neck look amazing. Usually those areas are a givaway.

  6. jc126 says:

    Even if the kid was conceived during a split, would any woman want to raise full-time a kid of her mate’s that was conceived during their years together? I sure wouldn’t, whether that sounds horrible or not.

  7. GatsbyGal says:

    Man does her face look wrecked. She looks like she’s trying waaaaay too hard to look like she’s closer to his age.

  8. DoMaJoReMc says:

    I seriously think her hair style does NOTHING for her. :/

  9. lucy2 says:

    I would imagine the situation with his son put a real strain on their relationship. That’s too bad, they were together for a long time.

    I don’t find him all that attractive, but Sayid was the most kick ass character on Lost.

    I think a lot of the tabloids miss these celebrity splits because those particular celebs keep their private life pretty quiet and don’t use it to promote themselves. As a result, they’re not such huge tabloid targets, and things can happened without them catching on right away.

  10. kim says:

    they missed the split because they had their equipment pointing at Miley C’s annoying nasally over exposed ass.

  11. Sam says:

    This is not fresh news – this was reported months ago in the London papers.

  12. RHONYC says:

    hey, remember him as ‘king raj’ in kamasutra…giving the big, bad one to the virgin servant girl maya just minutes b4 his wedding to princess tara?

    such a sexy bad-ass! 🙂

  13. juicyjackie says:

    Hopefully he will come and do some work in the UK again and I might get a chance to slip him a ruffy and have my way with him mwahh haha ha ha HE’S ALL MINE!!!

    (Oh and as far as I know there is only one London paper – the standard – the rest are British and nationwide ….. sorry to nitpick but its one of my bugbears when I ready things like “the London Sun” or “Londons Daily Mirror”)

  14. abbizmal says:

    That man is yummy. I’d hit it. I’m only 7 yrs older. 😀

  15. Beth says:

    I know these couples are not close to being high profile or have much of public following, but it’s amusing how they breakup for months and the tabloids don’t have a clue. Yet every week it’s claimed that Brad/Angelina, Jessica Biel/Justin Timberlake, and others are supposedly breaking up any second.

  16. mslewis says:

    Beth, that’s exactly why the tabloids miss these breakups; they’re too focused on Angie/Brad and Jessica/Justin. I think Halle, Naveen and Susan Sarandon are all high profile enough for the tabs to notice that they have broken up. They just seem to prefer to make up stories rather than actually find a real story for their ragmags.

    Anyway, I’m surprised that Naveen and Barbara lasted as long as they did. I expected them to just have a fling and both walk away. It’s nice that Barbara kept such a handsome man happy for so long. I’m sure she’s not totally unhappy. She had him for 10 years.

  17. canadianchick says:

    Naveen’s single???….Oh he’s sooooo yummy. Remember how hot he was with Juliette Binoche in the English Patient?

  18. moi says:

    it seems to me like they had a substantial relationship – of course, what do I know? too bad they broke up.

    also, I too find it demeaning and sexist when people say “oh good for HER, she got herself a handsome, younger man!!” WTF? That is so incredibly patronizing, ageist, sexist, the list goes on. I realize that it just how it works these days, with old man/younger woman relationships being cool, but not the opposite – I get it, but still find it very annoying.

  19. Leek says:

    That’s too bad, however, it’s a relief they’re not expecting triplets.

  20. d says:

    Naveen likes older women, eh? I’m in line, buddy! That’s me jumping up and down waving her arms!

  21. Sam says:

    @juicyjackie – Yes, I meant the London papers – not BRITISH. If I had meant to say the British tabloids, I would have. The london paper that I read about the split was called ironically, THE LONDON PAPER! It was a daily paper that had more of a concentration on the Asian population and lots of Bollywood news contained in it. As Naveen is a Bollywood fave, they carried the news. It has now ceased circulation in London but it had lots of good reporting. I usually mean exactly what I say. Thank you very much.

  22. mojoman says:

    is it just me or is Hershey’s face is a little melting? IMO I think his son looks like Gwen stephanie’s kid, Kingston

  23. sunseeker says:

    I am 14 years older than my husband and we have been together a lot of years.And the age has made no difference to our relationship.Behaviour and how you treat your partner is the key word

  24. Slymm27 says:

    I want him.,he is hot!

  25. ViktoryGin says:

    Sad. They were an interesting couple.

  26. Palmer says:

    What’s with all the talk about age difference when the female is older? Barbara looks fabulous and still has it going on. From experience—I’m 57. I’ve had many, many younger men in my life: loved them; married them, divorced them. In fact, I can’t even go out without my husband unless I want to be hit on by young men. Why? I don’t color my hair to cover my age. It’s waist length and pure white (compliments abound from both sexes). I have a great body, great skin and fabulous legs with NO alterations. I don’t confuse being 25 with looking fabulous unlike the character Samantha in “Sex In The City 2”. Several of my female friends are married to much younger men. In the best case, 25-years younger, rich and handsome. They are completely devoted stepfathers, great friends and loving mates. After 60 a couple of them have had some face work. No biggie–it’s a maintenance issue once you reach ‘your’ certain age. I find younger women are astounded by and jealous of them. Young women are funny in that way. When someone the age of their grandmother can have any man she wants and they are under 30, scantily dressed and doing the hair flip thing–well you get the idea. Too bad baby-girls. If you respect your body, stay out of the sun, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, eat your veggies and drink lots of water like your mommy told you, you too can be a fabulous 60+ some day, monetarily flush with funds from living wisely and in a position to enjoy your life any way you choose. We do. We Boomers began this journey with Woodstock and we’ll end it by changing the way successive generations view beauty.

  27. GatsbyGal says:

    @RHONYC – What what what? Was this a movie? I NEED to see this.

  28. SolitaryAngel says:

    Sayid! I’ll comfort you–and that is one gorgeous little boy there too. 😉

  29. bellaluna says:

    @ canadianchick –

    OMG, I loved him in The English Patient (and everything else I’ve seen him in)! He just exudes sexy, and if he’s ever interested in someone closer to his age, I am all over that!

  30. Alex says:

    Palmer, you rock.

  31. Mika says:

    Palmer, I was with you until you said “Boomers began this journey with Woodstock and we’ll end it by changing the way successive generations view beauty.” Meg Ryan is a boomer, Sharon Stone is a boomer… boomers were the ones who started messing the whole trend of messing with their faces. It’s up to Echo to set the trend back.

  32. Az says:

    Palmer you are my hero.

  33. ligeia says:

    so palmer what you’re saying is that while you’re young and naturally beautiful it just doesn’t count or isn’t as good as being 60 and looking good? lol. kudos to you for being confident, but that little snark about younger ladies makes it seem like you’ve got a chip on your shoulder regarding age. women don’t have to wait till they’re 60+ to be fabulous =)

  34. sdcs says:

    i agree with ligeia.
    palmer’s comments are typical of the ‘woodstock and the 60’s were the ONLY time anything great happened, the best time, and since i was there, and you weren’t, well….you suck’.
    i’m 41, and i find there are many ‘eventful’things happening on the planet today; they just aren’t that ‘big’ or ‘eventful’, like woodstock was. Paradigm shifts happen in all ways.

    And, as mentioned, the whole ‘mess with your face until you are disfigured’ thing, is also a product of the ‘boomers’. Hope that trend doesn’t go on for generations.

    Oh,and I look 30 or much younger, am often carded, have had no work done. And, it would be good to remember that my generation or younger, actually made much of the healthy lifestyle mainstream, and moved it out of the category of ‘weird hippie’ or ‘granola’. You know, you don’t have to smoke mj or wear tie dye to eat brown rice.
    Whatever,I realize it’s silly to compare. But honestly, when former hippies get on their high horse [and by the way, it was EASIER in your generation, to l’ive wisely and save, as you said. B/C you know, things like, oh, real estate and cars, had SANE price tages; the stock market was functioning,social fabric was somewhat intact’] and compare themselves to future generations…I am disgusted.

    Part of the reason the present is as it is, is due to the boomers. Change happens. But be aware that this change is part of what you helped created, intended or not. You may intend a different outcome/impact, but you just don’t know how the fabric of society will absorb your choices.

    Humility goes a long way. Enjoy your life without comparing yourself to others.

    Seriously, I was at a party a decade ago in san francisco, and some chick said to me ‘nothing happens anymore; i lived here in the haight int he 60’s, so much was happening’.
    I was both bummed and irritated. I mean, it’s SO judgemental, as though the only real change involves in your face actions and activities. And, it’s so oblivious of her-ie,the changes like that can only happen once, and if they are succesful, there is then no need to be as extreme. In addition, it’s like these boomers are saying ‘don’t bother; you suck and we were and are the bomb’. So smug. Age is supposed to bring wisdom.
    And, her attitude is also oblivious to the shifts and lifestyles people are making today, of all ages.

    Rant done. I’m sure most of this made no sense.

  35. Mika says:

    No. I hear you, sdcs. Boomers suck hard.

    Woodstock was a concert. It’s not they were fighting the Nazis.

  36. RHONYC says:

    @ GatsbyGal:

    heck yeah!

    check out mira nair’s ‘kama sutra – a tale of love’…he was hittin’ it from da back, too! lol

    very hot flick. 🙂

  37. there were never going to work things out, no matter what they say.

    imagine this, when he is 60, she is 80.

    go figure.

  38. says:

    ilove naveen andrews and think he is doing what he wants to with his life. as far as the breakup goes—oh well. better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. naveen i am 65, single and would love to give u a chance.

  39. Laura says:

    Barbara Hershey was wild & kooky in the 60’s & 70’s when she was dating David Carradine, had his child & changed her name, (temporarily), to Barbara Seagull. She seemed to be hypnotized by the relationship & he became her Svengali. The public believed she must have been heavily into drugs because of her bazaar behavior. Also, the films she chose to appear in were quite daring for their times. She was not shy in her portrayals requiring much nudity & explicit sex scenes; seemingly for shock value. Now, she seems less like a revolutionary & more like a sad, desperate, aging actress, trying to recapture her youth by dating much younger men & having extreme plastic surgery that only succeeds in making her face look waxen like some permanently frozen death mask.