A date with Michael Bublé

Every month, we go on a first date with a person of note. Here's what happened when we rendezvoused with the Canadian crooner, father and Caesar aficionado.
By Courtney Shea
A date with singer/crooner Michael Bublé Photo, Larry Busacca/Getty Images.

So, Michael Bublé, when was the last time you were on a date? Yesterday. I took my wife out for dinner, and then we went to see a Spanish movie. You know what, though? I’ve always found dinner and a movie weird. When you want to get to know someone, the best place to go isn’t somewhere you sit in silence for two hours.

If we were trying to get to know each other better, where would we go? This may sound silly, but I always thought it was cool to go bowling or do something sporty, so there’s not as much stress put on conversation.

Age, height, location 40, 5’10”, Argentina
Relationship status Married
My friends say I’m... Generous, have a big mouth
On a typical Friday night you’ll find me... At home making dinner with my wife, playing with my son and watching hockey
Essential date grooming product A toothbrush and toothpaste
First celebrity crush Alyssa Milano

You recently received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. As far as career accomplishments go, where does this one rank? It’s definitely up there. Every year, I travel to more than 40 countries, and at every performance, as much as I’m introduced as a crooner, I’m introduced as a Canadian. I’m a Canadian crooner. So to be recognized in my country alongside Silken Laumann, Don Cherry, Ron MacLean — that’s a huge deal.

You are performing a New Year’s Day show in Vegas called Michael Bublé’s Hangover Party. What’s your go-to hangover remedy? A nice Caesar. That’s my remedy for just about anything. Try explaining that to people all over the world: “It’s clam juice with tomato.”

Do you ever wonder what your career would have been like if you had pursued a somewhat edgier type of music? Was “Michael Bublé, indie rocker” ever a possibility? I am edgy. There are not a lot of people in my lane. I spent 10 years failing, struggling, fighting and having everyone tell me that no one would ever buy the kind of music [I]. I was as indie as they come. I was on an indie label in Vancouver, I did indie gigs, indie festivals. It was all very cool until I sold 50 million albums.

I’ve now asked you several questions in a row. Is it true men are attracted to women who let them talk about themselves a lot? Well, I can’t speak for all men, but personally, if there was somebody I was attracted to, I think I was always trying to find out more about them.


You are expecting your second child, a boy, in January. What’s the best relationship advice you could offer your sons? Always be kind. At the end of the day, whether you break hearts or have your heart broken, you’ll never regret what you did if you were kind.

What’s the bigger turn-on: a woman who can debate politics or a woman who can tie a cherry stem in a knot with her tongue? For me, the politics. I hope none of us is with our significant others because of the way they look. My wife is a beautiful, beautiful woman, but that’s not my favourite thing about her.

That’s enough talking about your wife on our date! A woman who makes the first move: yay or nay? Yay! Yay!

Do you have a favourite pickup line? What about “Have sex with me if I’m wrong, but is your name Firgirkden?” Because you know their name would never be Firgirkden. Honestly, I don’t use pickup lines.

How about, “Your father must have been a baker because you’ve got a great set of buns.” Let’s go on the Internet [and] right now. “Hey, I’m looking for treasure — can I look around your chest?”


Ba-dum-bump. Or this, “Somebody farted — let’s get out of here.” Oh my god, I have tears coming down my face right now.

Well this has been a wonderful date. Michael Bublé, somebody farted — let’s get out of here. Ha ha. Right.



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