Singer now expecting first baby with wife Luisana Lopilato
The couple started dating in 2005 and even got engaged before eventually splitting in 2008, an event that left Michael distraught.
What happened to me after the ex was probably the most important time of my life,’ says Michael, 37.
When we were done I was devastated. I had to do therapy, I had to. I knew if I didn’t change I’d never be happy in my own skin.
It was the worst thing that ever happened to me and the greatest thing. It ended through both of us being young and naïve and making silly mistakes. I did so many things out of insecurity…’
Michael – who is now expecting a baby with his wife of two years, Argentinian model Luisina Lopilato, 25 – admits he has settled down a lot.
These days if I see a good-looking girl I think, “Oh, look at that girl,” but I would never do anything about it,’ the singer tells Hello!
I was a different person before. I was reckless with people’s hearts, but I have learnt from it. Am I happy now? Yes. And I’m happy making [Luisina] happy.’
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