Celine Dion shares adorable Christmas photo with kids nearly three years after husband's death
The family post from the singer comes only weeks before the three-year anniversary of the death of her husband René Angélil
Celine Dion wants the holidays to be all about her family, and she stuck to her goal as she clicked some sweet pictures with her children that she later posted on her Instagram on the happy occasion of Christmas.
The Grammy-winning singer posted an adorable picture of herself posing in front of the Christmas tree with her three sons: twins Eddy and Nelson, as well as René-Charles, along with their two dogs, Charlie and Bear. “May your heart and home be filled with warmth, peace and love. Happy Holidays everyone! 🎄✨,” Dion wrote in English and French, signing the note, “Céline, RC, Nelson, Eddy, Charlie and Bear xxx”
In a previous interview, the singer had revealed that when she isn’t performing at Caesars Palace for her Las Vegas residency, she puts all of her time into her kids. “The highlight of my day is always being with my children,” Dion said in November, adding that, even now, her boys continue to surprise her.
“Even though my young sons are twins, they are so different,” she says. And this is particularly true when it comes to fashion. Dion explained, “If one likes to wear a certain shirt, the other one wants something completely different. They’re searching for their own individuality. It’s important for their emotional growth.”
The fun family post from the singer comes only weeks before the three-year anniversary of the death of her husband René Angélil who succumbed to throat cancer on January 14, 2016 at the age of 73. His death was really hard on the family, especially the twins, she revealed. In 2017, Dion recalled that she and her children had dealt with Angélil's death by becoming even closer than before.
“I organize myself to not feel lonely,” she explained at the time. “So I got myself a huge, huge, huge bed and I sleep with my twins. They are comforting me a lot. I need them. I need them close." She added, "When it’s time for them to say they want their room, their room’s ready. But we watch a lot of TV together. I’m discovering Disney.” The singer further revealed that she, along with the kids, still keep in touch with Angélil and they have a ritual for it.
“We kiss him every night,” she noted. “We have a little ritual where we say goodnight to him with a little picture. Then the kids talk to him. And they write words, put them in balloons and we send the balloons to the sky.” She has another pre-concert ritual, where she, before every performance, is seen clutching a bronze replica of Angélil’s hand.
“I shake my husband’s hand and knock on wood with him every night before every show,” she said in a February interview. She added, “Even after he’s gone, I still talk to him. He taught me so much. He did a great job; what he had been giving to me all his life and all my life will always be with me.”