Celine Dion always stayed strong for her family as René Angélil's health declined.
Now, after his passing last Thursday, the songstress is putting on a "brave face" despite being "extremely heartbroken."
In March the Power of Love singer told People:
"My kids need me a lot, my husband needs me and I need to keep going. If I'm too withdrawn, I don't think my family will overcome that. I have to show myself, my husband and my kids and I am strong and we're okay."
The 47-year-old and her late husband share three sons together — René-Charles, 15, and 5-year-old twins Eddy and Nelson.
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A source close to the family says it's been an understandably difficult time as the funeral approaches on Friday:
"They're obviously grieving. René-Charles being a teenager has had a more difficult time with the situation than the twins, who are so young."
Celine's longtime stylist and close pal Annie Horth adds:
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