She says that she is already in love and is not looking for it outside. She continues to see him through the eyes of her children.
Some love stories are so real that they start seeming unreal in this era of shallow romances. This real love not only empowers you into becoming a better person but also makes the bond with your partner so strong that even death can't break it.
Iconic singer Celine Dion has lived a similar story, in fact, she is living it! She met the love of her life very early on in her life. 12-year-old Dion met 38-year-old Canadian music producer René Angélil during an audition and what followed next was a journey of decades, together in love. While their love was not conventional, it proved to be stronger than many Hollywood relationships.
She loved, fought, won and lost in her glorious life but never did she ever lose faith in her relationship and her love. In a recent interview with Andy Cohen, she quashed all rumors and proved that just how much she is in love with her late husband to date.
On being asked if she is dating or plans to get remarried, she said, "I do not date, I do not have a boyfriend. If I do find someone, great. If I don't, great. Because I'm still in love, once you are in love so much... I have lived all my life with René, he is still within me. I see him through the eyes of my children every day. I'm so passionate about life. I'm so lucky to have my three beautiful children."
Now, this may sound unreal but if you knew what went behind making their love story one of the most painfully beautiful ones, you have to dive into her life that was filled with challenges and of course, divine love.
Angélil believed in Dion's talent from the very first time he heard her. So much so, that he had even mortgaged his property to finance her album and took the teen and her mother on tour in Canada, Japan, and Europe, reports Good HouseKeeping.
She started dating him after turning 19. Initially, they kept their romance a secret, fearing public judgments but when you are in love you do not want to hide it. "When you're in love, you want to scream it to the world," she said.
After dating for years, they finally exchanged vows in December 1994. Thereon, Dion's career started soaring high and there was no looking back for her. Life, however, had many tests destined for the Oscar-winner. In the midst of a healthy personal life and successful career, a piece of harrowing news shook their world. Angélil was diagnosed with throat cancer. At this time, Dion took a decision that only a devoted wife could take.
She took a back step from her demanding career and spent her days by her husband's side, taking care of him. She did admit that they have gone through some tough times in their relationship but never had she ever thought of abandoning her husband, such was her devotion.
"We had tension between us. It's never easy being husband and wife but add to that we are in business together, dealing with all the added pressures of shows, concerts, tours, traveling. It was hard – a lot of hard work."
After a battle of two years, Angélil was declared cancer-free in 2000. The My heart will go on hitmaker went back to performing in 2002 and welcomed their first child Rene Charles in 2005. Life seemed to have given all its bounties to the couple for enduring through the hardships. They were happier than ever and stronger than ever.
In October 2010, the couple welcomed their twin sons Eddy and Nelson. Darkness clouded their lives once again when Angélil's cancer returned in 2013 and went on to become the final battle that they fought together as a couple. Dion put her career on hold again and went back to spending time with her husband and family.
Angélil lost his battle to cancer in 2016 leaving behind Dion and his three children with her and three adult children from his previous relationship. Since Angélil's passing, there have been many rumors about Dion planning to get remarried and dating one of her friends.
She had once said something only someone with unbreakable conviction could say, she said that they have to work on their relationship every day because they know that they want to make it last forever. And this advice of hers can prove to be an elixir for many many of us. "It's lessons that every married couple should know to hold their relationship together... We laugh. We joke. We kid each other. We want our marriage to last forever. Talk over everything and you'll find you are still on the honeymoon."
It would not be wrong to submit, that the 51-year-old singer has achieved everything in life that people dream about. And she could do it because she believed in herself and the power of love throughout her life.