Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
10 October 2016, 15:14
The singer spoke candidly about her relationship with her late husband, René Angélil.
Celine Dion has admitted that her late husband, René Angélil is the only man she has ever kissed.
Speaking candidly in an interview with CBS about René's death, the singer said, "I never kissed another man in my life. So the man of my life was my partner, and we were one."
René died in January of this year, aged 73, after a long battle with cancer. The couple had been married for 22 years.
"Before he left, it was very, very difficult for all of us," said Celine. "For me especially, and my children, to see the man of my life die a little bit more every day. And when he left, it was kind of a relief for me that the man that I love, the only man that I kissed, the only man that I loved."
The couple first met when Celine was 12 years old and René became her manager but years later the relationship developed into a romantic one and the pair were married in 1994.
They have three children – 15-year-old Rene-Charles and five-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy.
“I’m still in love with him. And I have the love of my children. I have the love of my fans. I love the people that I work with. So my life is not empty of love. But there’s a song from Sia, ‘I go to sleep and imagine that you’re there with me.’ And I go to bed with him. And I come on stage with him. And so I’m still married to him."
Celine is currently continuing her residency in Caesars, Las Vegas.