Could you imagine Titanic without Celine Dion‘s iconic song My Heart Will Go On? Because it nearly didn’t happen!
While appearing on Watch What Happens Live on Monday evening, the songstress revealed it took some coaxing from the composer James Horner and husband René Angélil to convince her to record the song.
“It didn’t appeal to me. I was probably very tired that day — very tired. My husband said, ‘Let’s hold on.’ He talked to the writer and he said, ‘Let’s try to make it, like, a little demo.’ I sang the song once and they built the orchestra around it. I never re-sang it for the recording. So the demo is the actual recording. But after that, I’ve sang it about 3 gazillion times.”
Miz Dion also discussed other topics outside of her career, including her love life. As you’ll recall, her husband and longtime manager sadly passed away in 2016. When asked if she’s considered remarrying, the songstress responded:
“You’re supposed to ask one question. I don’t date. I don’t have a boyfriend. And, you know, it doesn’t mean that I will not find someone in my life. If I do, that will be great. If I don’t, that will be great.”
“I’m still in love. I mean, once you’re in love so much, I’ve been living all my life with René, he’s still within me. I see him through the eyes of my children every day. I’m so passionate about life and I’m so lucky to have my three beautiful sons.”
The 51-year-old assured Andy Cohen if and when she does enter into a new relationship, she’ll stop by WWHL again to talk about it:
“If I would have someone in my life, I would tell you because I’ve been an open book all my life. But if I do, I’ll come back and I’ll talk to you about it.”
On the topic of the Imperfections singer’s love life, Cohen asked about the rumors that she was dating her longtime friend Pepe Munoz. In response, Dion shared:
“I was not surprised. It’s just that…because we’re best friends, we’re in show business and the tabloids and this industry is made for that. ‘Oh, that’s the way that best friends hold hands? Nuh-uh.’ He is my best friend and we have a good time together. It feels like today, you cannot have a man holding your hand. They didn’t know anything about [Pepe]…They started things. Until one day I said, ‘He’s gay, he’s not my boyfriend. He’s gay, calm down. I’m not trying to hide here. Everything’s cool.’ But we can hold hands! We can go to the movies and restaurants. Calm down, people!”
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[Image via Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen/YouTube.]