"I think of you at least a hundred times, cause in the echo of my voice I hear your words just like you're there," she shared in her post.
When you lose someone you love, life never goes back to normal. The pain will subside but never vanish. Even though it has been six years since Céline Dion's husband René Angélil died, the singer is still trying her best to cope with the loss.
The My Heart Will Go On singer, 53, shared a touching tribute to Angélil — who died at age 74 in 2016 after years of battling throat cancer — on Instagram, on January 14, 2022; for his sixth death anniversary.
The post featured lyrics from her 2019 song Courage and a black-and-white photo of Angélil taken by photographer Hans Lambrechts, according to PEOPLE.
"I would be lying if I said I'm fine, I think of you at least a hundred times, cause in the echo of my voice I hear your words just like you're there… I miss you – Céline xx…" she wrote in the caption.
Dion always rewrites her posts in French, but this time, instead of writing the whole message in the foreign language, she only replaced "I miss you" with the French phrase "Tu me manques," which loosely translates to "I miss you, I missed you, I'm missing you."
Dion and Angélil—who remained her manager until his death in 2016—got engaged in 1993 on the "Power of Love" singer's 25th birthday, shortly before which they went public with their relationship.
They got married in 1994 and remained together till he died.
Celine and René first met when the former was just 12 years old, in 1980, according to Cheat Sheet. Dion's brother sent René a demo of her singing, and apparently, he was brought to tears by her voice and decided he must make her a star.
Not only did he make her a star, but the two also started dating in 1987. Soon, they got married in an elaborate wedding at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Quebec. With time, the couple grew from a family of two to a family of five.
They were happy with their lives and their career until René was diagnosed with cancer in 1999. He underwent treatment and was in remission for a few years until his cancer returned in 2014, per PEOPLE.
He fought until his last but eventually gave up. Dion revealed to ABC News her last moments with René. "You were worrying for my career. You were worrying for the children. You were worrying for everything. It's enough," she said she told him. "The kids are fine. I'm fine. I promise you we're gonna be OK. Please leave in peace. I don't want you to worry.”
As for how she's dealing with his loss, the five-time Grammy Award winner told Good Morning America that she felt René gave her so much "strength and power and positivity" before he passed away. And she's channeling all that energy into being both a mom and dad to their kids. "The kids are growing, and I see them. And I look at them and I'm like, 'Wow ... we've done a great job,'" she said. "And I'm so proud."
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