How a Breakup Made Michael Bublé a Better Man: I Got My Butt and Heart Kicked
The singer explains what he learned from his past: "If I wanted to be a happy guy and really fall in love, I would have to love myself"
He may be married with a beautiful wife and child now, but Michael Bublé had to do a lot of work on himself before he was able to find his happy ending.
“I was a jerk and I was careless and reckless with the hearts of women I was with. And I got my karma. I earned it,” the singer, 39, says in a three-part interview with Canadian entertainment show eTalk that started airing on CTV on Tuesday.
“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,” he says. “If I wanted to be a happy guy and really fall in love, I would have to love myself.”
Bublé, who is on tour in Dubai, admits “it’s so cringey how I acted.” But it was a wake-up call for him. “The reason to be a good guy isn’t for the person you’re with, it’s for you,” he adds.
“I think the experience of the heartbreak – I learned about myself, I got closer to being spiritual and learned to be in the moment and realize how short life is,” he says. “It changed everything: the way I was with my family, the way I treated women, how I was on stage.”
Bublé and his wife are striving to make their son’s life “as normal as possible.”
He adds, “Before I do something or say something stupid I try to think how he’ll feel about that when he’s old enough to read or see it. And there’s things I’ve done in the past and it’s too late, but I can try and make sure I keep that in mind.”