Celine Dion Misses Her Late Husband Rene Angelil Every Day, Who Passed Away In 2016 From A Heart Attack
Sep 11, 2019
Although Celine Dion's husband, René Angélil, passed away almost three years ago she believes that he is still with her wherever they go. The star opened up about what it was like to grieve her late husband and how she has continued on with her career and their three children together.
Angélil had been Dion's manager since she was 12 years old. However, the relationship between the two was not romantic until Dion was much older. Angélil and Dion talked about how they met in an interview with Larry King in 1999.
"We were in Dublin, in Ireland for the Euro Vision contest 1988 and at night when we kissed goodnight we always kissed on the cheek, and that night I made a little stop right here," Angélil said motioning towards his lips, "And everything changed."
Dion said she was in love with Angélil for a long time before that night.
Angélil tragedically passed away from a heart attack in 2016. Dion told GMA that she is "learning to make her own decisions, taking on new projects and slowly finding confidence again, without the man who guided her life for so long and helped propel her to stardom."
Dion opened up to The Sun about Angélil's passing saying, “I think I will probably grieve for the rest of my life." But she optimistically added, “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 ...”
However, Dion has grown stronger through her grief choosing to go on with her career and family. "No one chooses to be sick. Life imposes for you to be sick and you have the option to be strong or not be strong," Dion says. But she attributes to having friends and family around help her get through.
"To be surrounded by the right people helps a lot because, if you know you will die, make the best of it. 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.”
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