Celine Dion lost her husband, René Angélil, after a long battle with throat cancer more than a year ago, but the "How Does a Moment Last Forever" singer is still very much recovering from his absence.
"I think I will probably grieve for the rest of my life," she said of her husband of almost 22 years during a recent interview with The Sun, before adding that she's not ready to begin dating again.
"It’s very difficult for me to see myself with a different person." Celine and her late spouse were in such a devoted relationship that René is the only man the star has ever kissed. For more on Celine, pick up the new issue of Closer Weekly, on newsstands now!
"Almost any memory Celine has in her life is tied to him," her friend said.
"I was afraid of what people would think," Angélil told People magazine in 1994.
Ultimately, it was Dion who pushed to reveal their secret once and for all.
"Losing him was like losing half of herself, so she isn’t thinking in terms of finding someone to replace him." MORE: Celine Dion is "Really Enjoying Herself" Through Fashion After Husband's Death Despite her loss, Celine — who is also a mother to six-year-old twin sons Eddy and Nelson Angélil — has assured her friends and family that she is doing just fine on her own.
that Dion has fallen for “young stud” guitarist Kevin Girouard, who was “handpicked by her late husband” Rene Angelil.
"I organise myself to not feel lonely," the superstar shared.
"So I got myself a huge, huge, huge bed and I sleep with my twins.
, one of the singer's close friends revealed Celine's 16-year-old son, René-Charles Angélil, is even encouraging his famous mom to find love again.
The source further claims Angelil “managed every aspect of her career, including finding his own replacement for his beloved widow.” An eyewitness goes on to state, “Kevin couldn’t take his eyes off Celine” during her performance at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on May 17, and Dion was “definitely enjoying the attention.
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