Celine Dion opens up on the final moments with her husband
Celine Dion has opened up about some of the intimate moments she shared with her husband before he passed. The singer’s husband Rene Angelil passed away last year at the age of 73 after a long battle with throat cancer.
'I think I will probably grieve for the rest of my life', Celine told The Sun.
'Rene has prepared me for all my life since I'm 12. I have never met another man in my life, never kissed another man in my life.
'I miss him a lot. I miss him a lot for my partner, for the man I was embracing, kissing, making love with. My worries, my dreams.
'He did suffer for three years. A lot. I took a year off and I said, 'My living well is to be with you, it's not my career. You are my career, you are my life.'
'That's what a wife does, that's what a mother does, that's what a performer does. I took care of him the best way I could.'
'I proved to Rene that he was there for me and I'm going to be there for him; and I'm still there for him.'
During Rene’s last few months, Celine made it her mission to learn as much from him as possible as he had been a big mentor to her throughout her entire career.
'We talked a lot and I took notes every day. I had my Post-its and my crayons and my book, and everything he wanted or questioned, or he thought of, I wrote it down.'
The two took time to plan his funeral, making sure that everything would be done just the way he wanted.
'I reassured him it was going to be done his way; he chose the songs at his funeral, the way he wanted it, everything to a T. And I respected that.'
When asked if she'll ever move on to find love again, the mother-of-three says it's 'definitely too soon'.
'He's the love of my life. It's very difficult for me to see myself with another person. The love that I have for him, I live it every day. And as a woman, we do have emotions and feelings that come and go. And it's always with him.
'Now it is definitely too soon for me. I am definitely in love with him (Rene), married to him.
'When I sing, it's with him. When I hug my kids, it's for him and it's with him. I took time to grieve and I'm still grieving.'