June 6, 2023

It has been a tough a number of years for Celine Dion. In January 2016, the French-Canadian singer, now 55, suffered the loss of life of her beloved husband and longtime supervisor Rene Angelil. Celine and Rene had been married for over 20 years and shared three kids when he misplaced his lengthy most cancers battle at age 73. Extra just lately, over the previous few years, Celine has taken a compulsory hiatus from performing and the general public eye due to a analysis of stiff particular person’s syndrome — a situation which causes persistent muscle spasms. 

Followers of the ‘As a result of You Liked Me’ chanteuse have not been utterly disadvantaged of their idol, nonetheless: Celine contributed songs and co-stars as herself within the just lately launched movie Love Once more. The romantic comedy stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas as a lady mourning the loss of life of her fiancé who learns to (you guessed it) love once more when she meets a good-looking journalist performed by Sam Heughan. What about Celine’s real-life romantic outlook? Will the girl who turned a Grammy-winning famous person by way of dozens of basic energy ballads about love and devotion discover love once more herself? This is what Celine has mentioned about love and marriage.

Rene and Celine had been married for 21 years till his loss of life at age 73 in early 2016.

In a heartbreaking interview in 2018, Celine remembered Rene, his closing days, and their life collectively. The pair met professionally when she was simply 12-years-old, and their relationship turned romantic in her maturity.   “He taught me all the pieces. He is the one man I’ve seen. The one man I’ve beloved. The one man I’ve kissed,” she recounted. “I fell in love with him instantly. Not within the romance method, I used to be 12-years-old. I used to be in love with the way in which he handled everybody round me, together with my complete household and myself.”

And she or he’s discovered a strategy to maintain that love and bond alive even right now. In a separate interview with Stellar, she defined that she makes use of a bronze duplicate of Rene’s hand to the touch earlier than every efficiency in a simulation of a pre-show ritual that they had throughout his lifetime. “I shake my husband’s hand and knock on wooden with him each night time earlier than each present. Even after he is gone,” she mentioned. “I nonetheless speak to him. I am attempting to show to him day-after-day I am nice. Our youngsters are rising, we really feel sturdy. We’re good.” (Watch the video beneath for a recap of how Celine obtained by way of her first yr after Rene’s loss of life.)

Celine’s first yr after Rene’s loss of life

Celine and Rene shared three sons: Rene-Charles, now 21, and twins Nelson and Eddy, now 12.  So far as another males in her life? 

A family lifting mugs
Celine and her three sons Rene-Charles, Nelson and Eddy rung within the New 12 months collectively

“I do not date. I am not able to date,” she instructed the Right now present in 2019. “I am very fortunate and joyful to have so many individuals in my surrounding to make me — they make me snicker.”

Two years later, in a followup interview on Right now,  Celine added that she had “no concept” when she is perhaps able to date once more.  “Proper this second, love is so large proper now in my life, with my youngsters, with life itself, I am not fascinated about a relationship and falling in love once more.

“Do I’ve to say that it’s going to by no means occur anymore? I do not know. I do not know,” added the ‘My Coronary heart Will Go On’ singer. And her beloved Rene, she reiterated, remains to be very a lot part of household life.  “I see my youngsters. I take a look at them — we dwell with him,” she mused. “We nonetheless dwell with him. He is a part of our lives day-after-day, so I’ve to say that I really feel very, very sturdy.”

See beneath for extra pics of Celine’s life within the highlight with Rene and their household.

A family in matching onesies
What cute outfits!
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Celine and Rene embraced after a efficiency
Celine Dion with three children
Celine was joined by her youngsters for Mom’s Day

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