'You can't do both': Michael Buble reveals he could've been a 'bigger star' if he hadn't started a family
Four-time Grammy award winner Michael Buble, who has sold over 75 million copies of his songs worldwide, said that he could have been an even bigger star but there is a reason why he isn't. Buble claimed that would have been more successful if he hadn't started a family.
The 46-year-old musician said that he ultimately chose to put his family life ahead of his career. Buble's family includes his 35-year-old wife Luisana Lopilato, his children Noah, 9, Elias, 6, Vida, 4, and Cielo, who was born in August 2022. "You can't do both successfully. Relatively, you can have success, but I think one always suffers. It's funny, if you talk to my manager, he's a beautiful guy but he's managed a lot of big careers, he'd say flat out, 'If Bublé didn't get married and have those kids he'd be a bigger star, easily, truthfully,'" Buble said on the Gaby Roslin podcast, according to Daily Mail.
The 'Haven't Met You Yet' singer released his eleventh studio album in early 2022, which immediately debuted at the top of the UK Official Chart. However, the album was at number 43 in Italy and number 11 on the Dutch Album Top 100. Buble attributed the decline to his lack of press travels to those nations.
''Since I came to the UK to do that press it meant that on that trip I didn't go to Holland or Italy, I had to make the choice, 'OK where will I spend the time,' and that probably wasn't great for Italy, wasn't great for the chart numbers in Italy, Holland could have been better, that's kind of what I mean. My manager always says to me, 'It isn't tough to make the decisions kid, it's tough to live with the consequences of those decisions, so can you live with the consequences of that Mike? If you put your family first it's going to hurt our career in those countries, what do you think?' And, of course, for me it sucks as, of course, I'm telling you here that I'm thinking about it all the time and I'm sitting in bed thinking, 'Oh damn!'" he said during the podcast.
In August 2022, the singer welcomed his fourth child with the Argentinian actress, revealing the joyful news on Instagram. His wife captioned the post, "From love comes life, light and her... our baby Cielo Yoli Rose Bublé. You finally arrived to our lives with your 3,8 kg!!! Thank God for this infinite blessing, we love you!! Noah, Elias, Vida and your mom and dad ❤️."
The couple got engaged in 2009 and got married two years later in 2011.