The singer acknowledged her late husband’s one-year-anniversary
Celine Dion has paid tribute to her late husband René Angélil following the one-year-anniversary of his death. The music manager died on January 14, 2016 after a fierce battle against throat cancer.
The singer shared a video on Facebook acknowledging his life and their time together, accompanied with the caption: “It’s been a year since René left us. He will always be in our hearts.”
She showed a picture of René as a baby and ended with the two sharing a kiss.
The late star had six children, including twin boys with Celine.
She admitted that his final days were rough for the entire family, adding: “Before he left, it was very, very difficult for all of us. For me especially, and my children, to see the man of my life die a little bit more every day.
And when he left, it was kind of a relief for me that the man that I love, the only man that I kissed, the only man that I loved – yeah, I never kissed another man in my life.
So, the man of my life was my partner, and we were one. So, when he stopped suffering, I said to myself, ‘He’s OK. And he deserves not to suffer.'”
And the star had recently confessed she wasn’t ready to face the anniversary of his death, sharing: “I can’t believe it’s going to be a year that my husband passed. I don’t know when Santa Claus is coming, but if I had a wish to make this year, can you just tell him to take his time? I’m not ready!
It’s kind of a bittersweet moment and at the same time we need to really make the holidays really happy. I feel thankful that he doesn’t suffer and he doesn’t have to worry because we got him. He got us and the spirit of the holidays will get us together again … We’re going to ski again all together and he will be there with us.”