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Céline Dion Opens Up About Dating After Death Of Her Husband -- 'I Am At Peace'

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Céline Dion is opening up about releasing new music without her other half.

In case you need a refresher, René Angélil was Dion’s manager and husband who sadly passed away in January 2016. Now, the legendary singer is opening up about whether or not her heart can actually go on.

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In a new interview with TODAY, the 51-year-old explains what it has been like releasing her first English album without him:

“This is my first English album without René. When I say without René I mean without René physically, because René will always be a part of me. ‘Courage’ was representing the whole losing my husband, losing my manager, my kids losing their father, and finding the strength to keep going — because I wanted to.”

Though it’s been almost four years since his passing, she won’t be dating again anytime soon:

“I don’t date. I’m not ready to date. I’m very lucky and happy to have so many people in my surrounding to make me — they make me laugh.”

Dion went on, explaining what she misses most about her late husband:

“I miss to be touched. I miss to be hugged. I missed to be told, ‘You’re beautiful.’ I miss what a boyfriend and I miss what a husband would do.”

While the five-time Grammy winner has her three children, René-Charles, Eddy, and Nelson, she also looks to something else for comfort — the last text message she received from the 73-year-old before his death:

“He called me before a show and give me a little message: ‘I love you.’ And when I came home that night, it was very, very late … And I didn’t want to come and wake him up to give him a kiss, to wake him up and then he can’t find sleep again. And the next morning, he was gone. So, we talked before. And he sent me a text message. So we said goodbye.”

She still has the message and looks at it today:

“But I am at peace, because I know that he doesn’t suffer. And I know that, right now, the courage that I have, he has given it to me all my life.”

While she isn’t ready to date quite yet, it could still be a possibility in the future, as she shared:

“I keep my soul and my heart open. Because I am so much (about) love, you know — with my fans and my children and my family. And I feel that love, and it keeps me going. But love, love, love, love, love — the true love, the romance, the romantic love — is not present. But it’s OK.”

Ch-ch-check out more from Céline (below):

[Image via WENN.]

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Sep 19, 2019 14:36pm PDT