Singer Michael Bublé has given Minette, his late grandfather’s caretaker of 8 years, with a newly-renovated home of her own. He appeared on the first season of HGTB show Celebrity IOU, where Property Brothers’ Drew and Jonathan Scott team up with some celebrities to renovate homes of the people they love.
Minette was Demetrio Santanga’s, Michael Bublé’s grandfather, friend and employee. Caretaker Minette worked in his house where Michael has spent many happy hours. Demetrio built a home in Vancouver, British Columbia and has always hoped for Minette to live there after he passed.
Bublé appeared on the first season of HGTB show Celebrity IOU, where Property Brothers’ Drew and Jonathan Scott team up with some celebrities to renovate homes of the people they love.
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During the show, Bublé explained how Minette would send most of her hard-earned money to her family back in the Philippines, making this gift really matter. Especially because of how Minette has been so close to the family, he said that gifting her this house would feel like gifting it to a family.
“The greatest moments of my life happened here,” said Bublé.
“The songs I learned and the style of music I fell in love with, they all happened here. I hired Minette, the nurse, to come and live with [my grandfather] and by the end, [she] was his best friend. Minette never does anything for herself, and I think my grandpa would be thrilled knowing we could maybe lessen her burden a little bit and continue having Minette help her family.”
“My grandfather, his greatest wish was not just that I kept this house in the family, but it was that this would be your home ’cause he loved you so much, and so there is no documentary, this is all for you,” he added. Minette broke down in tears and described the house as “amazing”.
“Minette is really a special, beautiful woman. My grandpa would be so happy. Giving her this house would have been his dream,” he finished.
Michael Bublé has a heart of gold. His family and Minette are blessed to have one another. Let us know what you think of the home renovation and be sure to pass this along to your friends and family.