Diva Gone Viral! Barbra Streisand Joins Instagram

Hallie Stephens
Yahoo CelebrityAugust 7, 2014

Hollywood legend Barbra Streisand joined Instagram  on Wednesday, posting her first pic to the social media site.

Barbra Streisand's first Instagram post (Instagram)
Barbra Streisand's first Instagram post (Instagram)

In the photo, Babs is wearing a black blazer and white blouse as she lounges in a wicker chair outdoors with her little white dog, Samantha. The 72-year-old captioned the pic, "Hello Instagram… isn’t my Samantha just precious?"

It’s fitting that the star chose her four-legged friend for the first photo. While promoting The Guilt Trip last year, she couldn’t help but gush about the pup. "She’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen,” Barbra said. “She’s like the daughter I never had.”

Streisand may not have a daughter, but she does have a son, Jason Gould, from her first marriage, and two step children from her marriage to James Brolin.

Hundreds of fans rushed to comment on both the icon and her pup. "Samantha is beautiful and so are you!," one fan wrote.

And while Barbra has only been a member of the site for less than 24 hours and has only posted one pic, she already has nearly 7,000 followers.

Check out the video to find out why Barbra's pup was the perfect subject for her first pic and tune in to The Insider With Yahoo on TV tonight for the latest in entertainment news.