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Celine Dion's Sweet Instagram Message To Her Son René-Charles Angélil On His 17th Birthday

In the photo, which was shared via the singer's Instagram page, she had her arm around the handsome teen and both had matching smiles on their faces. Celine captioned the post with the message:

Happy Birthday RC!.....I love you more and more each day, and I'm so proud of the young man that you've become.  Love Mom xx

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René-Charles Angélil turns 17

René is the first son of the Canadian pop sensation and her (now late) husband, René Angélil. He was born on January 25, 2001.

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Rene Angelil lost his battle with throat cancer on January 14, 2016. He was 73. In a statement that was released to the press, it was disclosed that he passed away at his home in Las Vegas. That was the third time he was being treated for the same type of cancer.

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Celine and René, who was her manager for over 30 years, got married in 1994. The couple had three kids together, René-Charles and twin boys, Nelson and Eddy.

René-Charles also has three other half-siblings from his father's previous marriages.

Proud of his mother

Just as Celine is proud of her son, the young man is also very pleased with his mother's successes. During a red-carpet interview at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards in May 2017, René-Charles had some glowing words to say about his mom's performance.

Celine was also interviewed on the red carpet, and she happily pointed out some of the things her son loves to do.

He's into music. He's great in school. Maybe he didn't talk about that but I'm very proud of him. He's into golf. He's into hockey as well.

It sure seems pretty obvious that, like his mother, René-Charles is a hardworking young man with a lot of interests. Happy 17th birthday to him.

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