More than a year after the death of Rene Angelil, Canadian singer Celine Dion opens up about dating again.
“Now it is definitely too soon for me. I am definitely in love with him, married to him,” she told Bizzare in her first U.K. interview in nearly seven years. “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,” she continued. “And as a woman, we do have emotions and feelings that come and go. And it’s always with 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.”
Dion, 49, also revealed some of the final words she shared with her husband of 22 years, “When he passed, I stand by his side and I said, ‘You know what, it’s OK, you know you didn’t deserve to suffer that much.’ He was cold. I said, ‘It’s enough, it’s enough of suffering. You gave so much, you don’t deserve that,'” she explained.
“I said, ‘I’m fine, the kids are fine, OK, everything is going to be OK. You taught me, you taught me well. I’m going to use it.’ And that’s what I do every day — so Rene will never die.”
The Quebec-natives’ relationship was initially business, with Angelil serving as Dion’s manager, before the relationship blossomed into something special.