First, the good news — incredible singer Celine Dion just completed her 1,000th performance this past Saturday. Now, the sad news — she still deeply mourns the loss of her husband, René Angélil, who passed away this January due to throat cancer. But let’s end with some sweet news — it turns out, René Angélil was the only man that Celine Dion has ever kissed. How’s that for romantic?
Dion sat down with Mo Rocca to discuss her late husband, and her words about him are truly powerful.
Of course, clarification was necessary.
Dion and her husband met when she was incredibly young — twelve, to be exact. But, no funny business occurred until she became a consenting adult. The truth is, the two spent a lot of time together based on Dion’s career, and love eventually blossomed.
The two started dating when Dion turned 19, and eventually married three years later, in 1994. As a couple, they spent 20 years together. Of course, Dion was always aware of the age gap — but, she didn’t let that get to her, or ruin the connection she found with Angélil.
It’s refreshing to know that Dion experienced true love, and is also giving herself ample time to grieve — she’s not trying to fill the void that Angélil left with other male suitors. (And we’re sure there are a few of them — Dion is an incredible lady.)
While it makes sense that Dion was too busy with her career to think about love at a young age — until love found her, eventually — it’s also nice to know that she stayed true to him during all of those years.
So, a thousand live shows, a slew of Grammys, and a love like no other? Sounds like Celine Dion has a lot to be proud of.