Michael Bublé chats with Devon Soltendieck in Dubai.
As Michael Bublé approaches the end of a two-year stint on the road, the crooner opens up to etalk about how past heartbreak helped him become a changed man.
“I think everyone looks back at some of the things we did and it's so cringy how I acted,” Bublé tells Devon Soltendieck in an etalk exclusive interview. “I learned about myself, I got closer to being spiritual and learned to be in the moment and realize how short life is. It changed everything.”
Etalk caught up with the singer in Dubai last week, where he performed two stadium shows.
Now a husband of four years to actress Luisana Lopilato and father to one and a half-year-old Noah, Bublé says it took a wakeup call of sorts to realize his relationships with women had to change.
“I was a jerk and I was careless and reckless with the hearts of women I was with,” Bublé says. “And I got my karma. I earned it. I got my butt and heart kicked and it hurt me enough that I looked in the mirror and I didn't want it to happen again.”
In order to have a successful relationship, Bublé says he also had to change the way he looked at himself.
“The reason to be a good guy isn't for the person you're with, it's for you,” he says. “That sounds weird but I like me better now. I'm happier now. I'm better at what I do, I'm better on stage because I’m not pretending to be the guy I want to be.”
Despite his busy globetrotting schedule, Bublé keeps a firm focus on family. He says he wants life to be “as normal as possible” for Noah, and will be happy to take some time off to be with Lopilato on set after she spent time with him on tour.
Bublé credits the “beautiful people that loved me unconditionally” for his success that has grown over the past 15 years, acknowledging the positive place he’s in now.
“Now when I go on stage it's bliss... Before that curtain opens I sit and I say thank you universe, God, it makes me better, more vulnerable.”
Etalk's three-part exclusive series with Michael Bublé in Dubai kicks off tonight.