Celine Dion's Mother Initially Disapproved Of Her Marriage To Rene Angelil, Her First And Only Love

Date September 24, 2018

2 years after the death of her husband, Rene Angelil, Celine Dion says she is still in love with him. She told CBS News that he was the only man she ever kissed. Going on to say that before every performance, she knocks on wood for good luck, right below the cast of her late husband’s hand. 


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According to CNN, losing her husband to throat cancer was the toughest experience of her life, but she doesn't hope to fall in love with anybody else any time soon. She feels a lot of love from her family, friends, and fans. 

She told ET Canada, that watching her husband go through his three year battle with cancer, she just wanted him to live in peace and feel light. 

In the beginning

Celine Dion was 12 when she met Rene Angelil, her mother introduced them. She wanted Rene Angelil to manage her daughter's performance, but she never anticipated that he would be wedding Dion years later.


Celine Dion told Access Online that her mother did not approve of the relationship. However, years later, Dion understood why. According to her, if the roles were reversed and her son would come to her to say he wanted to get married to an older woman who had kids, she would most likely disapprove.

About dating Rene, Dion told People that she kept it cool because of her career. She wanted to dodge scrutiny over her 26 year age difference.

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Dion and Rene were one of the greatest love stories 

Dion's producer, David Foster told People that her and Rene's marriage was one of the greatest love stories of all time. According to him, though there was an age difference, it just melted away as the months rolled into years.

They had trust. The way she looked at him, the way he looked at her.

He said that several times during her career, she put everything on hold to care for her husband, but he always insisted that she return to the stage.

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