Almost Two Years After Michael Bublé Was Dealt A Devastating Blow, The Crooner Made An Announcement

With 30 million album sales to his name, Michael Bublé is one of the world’s most popular singers. But in recent years the star has been almost entirely absent from the stage. Two years after an horrific family tragedy put his career on hold, Bublé has finally received some good news – and he wants all his fans to know.

Ask Michael Bublé what brought him to fame and the Canuck crooner will probably say “luck.” Indeed, the star was just a struggling artist when he was asked to sing at the wedding of then-Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney’s daughter in 2000. And it was here that Bublé first met music executive David Foster, who signed him a year later.

Moreover, it seems that Bublé’s lucky streak also helped him meet his wife Luisana Lopilato. Following a 2009 gig in Buenos Aires, the singer caught sight of the gorgeous actress among his fans. After lamenting that he’d “never see her again” – as he told ABC’s Nightline show in 2013 – Bublé was surprised to bump into Lopilato at his show’s after party.

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Nevertheless, Lopilato counters that her now-husband left little to chance. “Michael came up and asked us to come to the after-show party,” she told British newspaper The Mail on Sunday in 2012. “He said to me, ‘You are my wife, you just don’t know it yet.’ And I said, ‘Of course you want me to be your wife, every man wants to marry me.’”

While there was a mutual attraction, nevertheless, Cupid’s arrows faced a few barriers. For instance – as Bublé remembered to gay news website PrideSource in 2016 – the singer assumed Lopilato’s handsome male companion was her boyfriend. Moreover, Bublé’s interest in her friend – who, he told Nightline, made “Brad Pitt look dumpy” – led Lopilato to assume he was gay.

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Despite these initial problems – as well as the fact that neither spoke the same language – Bublé and Lopilato fell in love. So much so, in fact, that she inspired his 2009 hit Haven’t Met You Yet. And after only two years of dating, the pair tied the knot in 2011.

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Bublé and Lopilato’s early years of marriage seemed to embody the definition of a honeymoon period. Just two years after saying their vows, the pair welcomed a son, Noah, into their family, followed by his younger brother Elias in 2016. But while the birth of a second child was certainly joyous, 2016 would prove to be the couple’s most difficult year to date.

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While staying with her son in Argentina in 2016, Lopilato watched her eldest boy’s health take a nosedive. Following a diagnosis of mumps by a local doctor, the doting parent traveled back to the US to receive a second opinion. There she received heart-rending news that no parent ever wants to hear – her child was suffering from cancer.

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As a result of their son’s diagnosis, both Bublé and Lopilato took a career break. In an emotional Facebook post in late 2016, the singer shared news of his child’s sad illness as well his concerns for the future. “We have a long journey in front of us and hope that with the support of family, friends and fans…we will win this battle,” he wrote.

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In the following months, the two parents kept a low profile as they focused on their son’s health. Indeed, Bublé canceled all of his tour dates and media appearances throughout Noah’s treatment. But finally – in February 2017 – the singer came forward with some good news.

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Following an agonizing wait, Bublé announced that his eldest son was getting better. “The doctors are very optimistic about the future for our little boy,” the singer revealed on Facebook. “We thank God for the strength he has given all of us. Our gratitude to his doctors and caretakers cannot be put into words.”

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Despite the good news, Lopilato later added that she still had her fingers crossed for her boy’s health. “The worst is now over, but this is a long and ongoing process,” she told TV chat show host Susana Gimenez the following April. However, she conceded that the experience made her “value life much more” during a press conference the same month.

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Soon afterwards, Bublé and his family returned to a normal way of life. In August, Lopilato warmed the hearts of her Instagram followers by sharing snaps of Noah’s Spider-Man-inspired fourth birthday party. Meanwhile, Bublé announced his first show in nearly two years the following November, further signaling his return to the fold.

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Certainly, the singer and his family have experienced a rough couple of years. However, after so many bad tidings, Bublé and Lopalito are ready to put their past pain behind them. Not only this, but the pair finally have something to be happy about – something that is set to make their family grow even larger.

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Back in January 2018, the Argentinian media had become awash with reports that Lopilato was pregnant. The rumors began when Argentinian reporter Laura Ubfal announced that the pair was expecting a third child via her website. However, neither Lopilato nor Bublé confirmed the reports publicly.

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The couple’s media silence on the issue did little to quell the gossip, however. After the story broke, fans of Lopilato began to notice the actress wearing loose-fitting attire in her Instagram posts. Meanwhile, her brother Dario struggled to keep his composure when quizzed on the issue during a TV interview. “I wouldn’t be able to tell you… I swear,” he nervously insisted.

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But still the couple didn’t respond to the claim…that is until Bublé stepped up to host the 2018 Juno Awards in March. Looking visibly nervous, the star began his monologue thanking fans for their support during his time of crisis. “You can’t know what it means to me to be here,” he intoned.

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Blinking back tears, the singer recalled that his wife was pregnant when he first hosted the awards five years ago. And Bublé then revealed just how life had a funny way of coming full circle. “Oops, you did it again,” he announced to thunderous applause. “My wife and I are pregnant with our number three.”

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Immediately after the show, fans flocked to the singer’s Facebook page expressing their excitement for his soon-to-be son or daughter. Alongside best wishes, many followers also expressed relief. “So happy Noah is well and congrats on the upcoming new arrival,” wrote fan Claire Wheatley in one such post.

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By any measure, Bublé and Lopilato have had to overcome some difficult obstacles. But this new addition to the family could be just the remedy the couple needs. We wish them the very best of luck with their latest bundle of joy.

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