Michael Bublé and Luisana Lopilato put son's battle with cancer behind as they look forward to welcoming a daughter
The couple is moving on from the horror of their son Noah's battle with liver cancer as they gear to welcome another addition to their family.
Canadian singer Michael Bublé and Argentinian actress Luisana Lopilato are rumored to be expecting a daughter, after they revealed the sex of their third baby to loved ones, reports in Argentina claim.
The joyous news comes on the heels of the success of their eldest son Noah's difficult battle with liver cancer. They already have two sons, Noah, 4, and Elias, 2.
Luisana and Michael are yet to confirm the pregnancy, but the actress only fanned the flames of the rumors when she posted to Instagram toward the end of January a photo of her in a loose sports top that hid her figure.
All her photos since are cut off above the belly. She had even said before the rumors began, "I would love to have another child because being a mother is the best role. I would love to have 20 children but my body wouldn’t be up to it."
Her brother, Dario, on the other hand, has been less subtle about the rumored pregnancy, all but confirming it in a television interview in February when he replied "I would like her to give the exclusive," upon being asked about Luisana's decision to become a mother again after dealing with the horror of Noah's cancer battle.
In another TV appearance in January, he said, "I wouldn't be able to tell you," when asked about having another nephew or niece, adding, "I swear the truth is I couldn’t tell because I don’t, I don’t, I don’t…." before trailing off.
He also dodged a question about what he would like the baby to be named, saying, "When it comes to thinking about it, I prefer it to be something specific because you begin to get excited. So I really couldn’t tell you."
Journalist Ariel Wolman, who runs showbiz website Teleshow, was the first to reveal the gender of their new child.
His website wrote, "The actress is approximately five months pregnant. They say it’s third time lucky and that’s the case of the baby that’s on the way for Luisana Lopilato and Michael Buble, who after becoming parents to Noah and Elias are now expecting a girl."
The couple went through hell when their eldest son, Noah, who was mistakenly diagnosed with mumps in Argentina, turned out to have cancer after they obtained a second opinion from a hospital in Los Angeles in November 2016. Though Michael, 42, and Luisana, 30, never disclosed the nature of his disease, sources close to the couple said that the toddler had been diagnosed with cancer of the liver.
Michael skipped out on hosting the 2017 Juno Awards and the Brit Awards in order to care for his son as he went through chemotherapy and an operation.
In February 2017, the couple released a statement on Facebook that read, "We are so grateful to report that our son Noah has been progressing well during his treatment and the doctors are very optimistic about the future for our little boy."
The news of his recovery was confirmed by Luisana's sister Daniela who told a journalist in Argentina that "The cancer has gone." Luisana also opened up about Noah's battle with the deadly disease in an interview with leading Argentinian talk show host Susana Giménez.
"Things like this that happen in life make you realise that the most important things are not what you think they are," she said.
"The most important thing in life is to have faith and to be strong. There’s not a day goes by that I don’t go to bed at night praying to God, 'Please.' Thank God the worst is now over but this is a long and ongoing process."
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