Andrea Bocelli's Romantic Duet With His Wife Will Put A Smile On Your Face [Watch]

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Andrea Bocelli's Romantic Duet With His Wife Will Put A Smile On Your Face [Watch]

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Most people won't hesitate to tell you they "don't like" classical music.

But even if you don't like stuffy operas and long symphonies, there's something irresistible about the beautiful voice of a classically trained singer.

And that's what Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli brings to his music. The proof is in the pudding, as Bocelli has sold more than 90 million albums, and his latest record, Si, debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 100.

You can order or download Si here.

Bocelli's incredible voice - which Celine Dion compared to God's own - has landed him the chance to record some amazing duets, with musical icons like Ed Sheeran and Josh Groban.

But one of Bocelli's most romantic performances ever featured his wife, Veronica Berti-Botelli.

A Love Story

As the singer told The Guardian, Veronica was just 18 when Bocelli met her, but he was "struck by her voice and how her skin felt."

"I sang my first aria for her that night. It was a piece called Occhi Di Fata (Fairy's Eyes)."

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Andrea met his wife, Veronica, when she was only 18.Andrea Bocelli - Instagram

Veronica remembered that she tried to say goodbye, but Bocelli told her, "Don't lose the moment. Love is something you don't think about."

He even claims they moved in together that night. "Effectively the marriage began when we met," he said.

And while Bocelli is 60 and Veronica is just 35, he says the age gap "has made it easier, not harder."

"Big age gaps are a tradition in my family - my own father and mother have one. Plus, I am very religious, and age difference is something you see a lot in biblical marriages."

And, of course, Veronica (who became Bocelli's manager) loves the same kind of music as he does. The pair have even performed together several times, like when they sang the classic Frank Sinatra hit "Somethin' Stupid" in 2012.

It was a song that Sinatra and his daughter Nancy made famous, but it's so romantic as the Bocellis sing it (in Italian) while sitting at a small table like a couple enjoying a night out.

It Runs In The Family

Only Bocelli's biggest fans know that his oldest son, Matteo, is an opera singer in his own right.

The 21-year-old is just at the start of his musical career, but he's been gaining exposure by performing duets with his father, including their song "Fall on Me" from Si.

Bocelli says even he was impressed by his son's musical skill, and revealed their song together has a special meaning for him.

"The song is beautiful because it's a very honest and inspired song," he told CBS News.

"It talks about the beautiful relation that I have with my father," Matteo added. "And about the relation that many sons has with their parents."

The young singer says his dream is to have "the success of my father," and based on what we've heard, it's definitely possible!

[H/T: Newsner]

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