Celine Dion remains in mourning 16 months after her husband’s death, but the Canadian diva keeps his spirit alive — and even asks him for career advice!
One such spiritual consultation took place when Disney approached Dion about singing a new ballad for the live-action “Beauty and the Beast,“ which recently crossed the $1 billion worldwide box-office mark.
“I went and found one of the paintings that one of the fans gave me of my husband,” she told an interviewer for The Sun. “I said, ‘Should I do this?’ And the answer I got back — I don’t want that to sound like ghostly or anything like that — but emotionally what I got back from that was, ‘You have nothing to lose.’”
Celine’s song, “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” plays over the closing credits.
Rene Angelil, who died of throat cancer at 73 in January of 2016, first entered the singer’s life when she was a 12-year-old musical prodigy. He guided her career and they wed when she was 19 and he was 45.
“I have never met another man in my life, never kissed another man in my life,” she told the interviewer. “I miss him a lot — for my partner, for the man I was embracing, kissing, making love with. My worries, my dreams….”
The singer’s return to a full working schedule has been a tale of triumphant performances and harrumphing stagehands. As The National ENQUIRER previously reported, Celine’s backstage behavior rankled producers of NBC’s “The Voice,” who described her as “just not friendly or welcoming to the production crew at all!”
It is clear from this new interview, though, the widow needs her space, and is definitely not looking for love. “Now it is definitely too soon for me,” she said. “He’s the love of my life. It’s very difficult for me to see myself with another person. When I sing, it’s with him. When I hug my kids, it’s for him and it’s with him. I took time to grieve and I’m still grieving.”
Her heart will indeed go on.