He may be a big star in adult contemporary music, but he probably didn’t feel until two months ago that he had “Everything”. But now, the Canadian singer Michael Buble is engaged to his girlfriend, Luisana Loreley Lopilato de la Torre.
“Michael proposed to his girlfriend, Luisana, in November, in front of her family in Argentina. They’re ecstatic,” Liz Rosenberg, Buble’s publicist, confirmed to People yesterday. “They’re adorable, in love and laugh all day long.”
A friend of the 34-year-old singer told the magazine that the couple had met after a concert he played in Buenos Aires in November 2008. “They met at a party the record company threw for him after his show in Buenos Aires. The head of the label wanted to introduce Michael to Argentina’s most famous actress. When he met her, he said it was love at first sight,” the source explained.
The friend added that Michael Buble and Luisana Lopilato have been trying to keep their relationship low-key: “She travels with him when she can. She was with him when he recently appeared on David Letterman and when he performed on Australian’s [sic] Idol X-Factor… He’s very proud to be engaged to her.”
Lopilato, 22, is an actor, singer, and model who began her career on the Argentine children’s TV series Chiquititas. She later became a bigger star in her country with the band Erreway, and she currently stars in the soap opera Atraccion x 4. Lopilato also appears in the video for Buble’s recent hit, “Haven’t Met You Yet”.
This isn’t the first engagement for each of them, though. Buble previously had planned to marry longtime girlfriend Debbie Timuss, but that relationship broke up in late 2005. (This split reportedly inspired Buble’s song “Lost”.) He has also been linked to British actor Emily Blunt. Meanwhile, Lopilato has had previous engagements to actor Mariano Martínez and tennis pro Juan Mónaco.
Canadian singer Michael Buble has won numerous Juno Awards over the past several years, as well as a Grammy and a World Music Award. His other hit singles include “Home” and “Save the Last Dance for Me”.