Céline Dion: 'I've never kissed anyone but my husband'


Céline Dion has only kissed one man in her life, her late husband René Angelil.

The couple first met when Céline was just 12 years old, but had a professional relationship until 1987, when they started dating. They married in 1994 and lived happily together until Rene's tragic passing in January, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Speaking about her former spouse in an interview with CBS on Saturday night, Céline admitted that she has only ever loved Rene, and all the passionate experiences in her life were with her late partner.

"Before he left, it was very, very difficult for all of us,” she said in the interview after her 1,000th performance in Las Vegas.

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“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."

René, with whom Céline has 15-year-old Rene-Charles and five-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy, was 73 when he died. Clearly still struggling with her husband's passing, Céline added that she is pleased his suffering ended after many years of health problems.

"Yeah. I never kissed another man in my life,” she continued. “So the man of my life was my partner, and we were one. So when he stopped suffering I said to myself, he’s okay. And he deserves not to suffer."

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“I love. I love. I love him,” she said. “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."

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