VIDEO: Michael Bolton Is 'Open Minded' About Romance
Michael Bolton, 58, was a big hit playing a "major cinephile" on a digital short called "Jack Sparrow" on last weekend's SNL, where he serenaded the movies he loves, including Pirates of the Caribbean and Erin Brockovich, but the singer also has a more serious side.
Since his split from his fiancee, actress Nicollette Sheridan, in 2008, Bolton has kept his love life off the radar, even during his short stint as a contestant on last season's Dancing with the Stars. Tuesday night he returned to the ABC hit show to perform his new duet, "I'm Not Ready," with Delta Goodrem. He opened up a bit about his personal life and the fact that he's … well, "not ready" for love at the moment. "I'm single now, and my schedule is probably going to continue in a busy theme for a while longer," the musician told People. "I almost wouldn't wish me upon [a girlfriend] right now. There's just not a lot of time."
If Bolton's schedule doesn't allow for romance, his heart is in the right place. He is about to take his tour abroad to South America and Asia before returning to the U.S. and doing six more weeks of shows. After that he will be "open-minded" about settling down. "I'm waiting for the right woman to come along," he said.
Bolton's upcoming album, Gems: The Duets Collection, will be released June 21. —KIMBERLY STEELE
Watch the SNL digital short, "Jack Sparrow" here"