Michael Buble may have built his career around making the kind of inoffensive music that makes your mom feel like boogying after a few glasses of Shiraz, but once upon a time, the Canadian crooner was a very, very bad boy.
The married singer, who became a first-time dad with wife Luisana Lopilato on August 27, can be seen in a series of provocative new photos published by RadarOnline, in which he poses suggestively with a female companion.
The photos, which were reportedly taken in 2000, long before Michael was a married man, show, among other things, the singer’s party pal with her hand down the front of his pants, his face buried in her lap, and one of him nuzzling her cleavage.
A friend of Michael’s said of the racy pics, “Michael had split with a girlfriend a few months earlier and he went on a bit of a tear-up. He was nursing a broken heart.”
The friend, who explained that the photos were taken following a night of drunken revelry, went on to say, “When we returned to this apartment things got out of hand. It stunned all of us at the time but then we started laughing. There was a lot of whistling and hooting. There was no shame about it. Everyone even allowed photos to be taken!”
While Michael may be intent on proving himself to be a dedicated husband and father these days, the friend claimed that didn't always seem cut out for family life.
“Michael has always been a ladies’ man. Prior to getting married to Luisana, he even dated a couple of strippers!”
The pal added, “I bet Michael has parked this memory in the back of his mind and hoped for years that [the photos] never emerged publicly.”