Michael Buble loves getting festive. But will his love history land him on Santa's naughty list?
Self-proclaimed "Christmas prostitute" Michael Buble brought us a whole lot of holiday cheer with his charming NBC special last night, and now we're taking a look back at the crooner's love life. Will his romantic history get him on the nice or naughty list? You decide!
He's been engaged three times.
But only married once! Buble put a ring on it with actress Debbie Timuss, who co-starred with him in musicals Red Rock Diner and Forever Swing in the late '90s. He even dedicated his self-titled and It's Time albums to Timuss, but they split in 2005 before tying the knot. On the bright side, she did inspire a heart-wrenchingly beautiful Buble song: "Lost."
He did a duet with longtime girlfriend and former fiancée Emily Blunt!
British actress Blunt dated Buble from 2005 to 2008 and sang background vocals on his cover of "Me And Mrs. Jones." She also was the muse for his hit song "Everything." That is, until ...
Buble was caught cheating on Blunt, leading to their 2008 split.
We were probably almost as devastated as Blunt and Buble when they broke up. Why'd they call it quits? Buble was snapped shirtless in bed ... by someone other than the Devil Wears Prada actress. He says their breakup was both the best and worst thing to ever happen to him. "What happened to me after the ex was probably the most important time of my life," he said later. "When we were done I was devastated. I had to do therapy, I had to. I knew if I didn't change I'd never be happy in my own skin." He added, "It was the worst thing that ever happened to me and the greatest thing. It ended through both of us being young and naïve and making silly mistakes. I did so many things out of insecurity."
He used to be in "open relationships," but it helped his marriage.
"I've been in open relationships. I liked them, but they don't work. Someone always gets hurt. I got hurt and I've done hurting," he admitted. "The man has to love the woman more so he's always chasing. My wife is playing it right. I'm like a stupid dog chasing after her car," he laughed, before adding, "If you really love somebody why would you want them to be with somebody else? I'm not proud of how I've acted. I was reckless with other people's hearts."
He's madly in love with his wife, Luisana Lopilato ... but she didn't make it easy on him. In fact, she thought he was gay.
She revealed that when they met, she thought the Canadian heartthrob wasn't even into ladies. "I wanted to go to his show because I liked his songs, but I didn't know what he looked like," the lingerie model, actress and singer said. "He saw me in the car park but I didn't see him. Later, his people asked me—remember I am a famous actress in my country—if I would like to have my picture taken with him and I said, 'No thank you.' I was there with my sister and a really handsome male actor friend I worked with, and Michael came up and asked us to come to the after-show party. I didn't speak English, but my male friend did and Michael was talking to him and saying things to him like, 'Oh my God, look at your muscles.' I just thought he was gay; I rang my mum and said, 'I am at a party with Michael Buble, and he's gay!'"
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