Celine Dion is ‘not looking’ for love after husband’s death, but ‘if it happens, that’s great’ – USA TODAY
Though she’s experienced tragedy, Celine Dion is letting fans know her heart will indeed go on.
The “Because You Loved Me” songstress opened up about her relationship status, and what the future may hold for her love life, while appearing on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.”
In a clip published Monday, a fan asked Dion, whose husband died in 2016, if she’d “ever consider getting remarried” and if she’s “currently dating.”
“You’re supposed to ask one question, Justin,” the singer cheekily replied, before elaborating on her relationship status.
Though Dion said she isn’t searching for love, she’s open to the possibility.
“I don’t date. I don’t have a boyfriend,” she said. “It doesn’t mean that I will not find someone in my life. If I do, that would be great. If I don’t, that would be great, because I’m still in love.”
She added: “René is still within me. I see him through the eyes of my children everyday. I’m so passionate about life, and I’m so lucky to have my three beautiful sons. But I keep everything open.”
If Dion does end up finding love with someone else in the future, however, she said she’ll be sure to let fans know.
“If it happens, I’m not looking for that,” she said. “I think it’s something that happens that you feel, that comes and you feel. And, right now, if I would have someone in my life I would tell you, because I’ve been an open book all my life. But if I do, I’ll come back, and I’ll talk to you about it.”
Dion’s stories of everlasting romance took on heartbreaking new meaning in January of 2016, when Dion’s husband, René Angélil, died after a years-long battle with throat cancer. She was dealt another blow just two days later with the death of her older brother, Daniel Dion, also from cancer.
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On her latest album, “Courage,” released Friday, Dion sings about love lost.
“There’s no replacing the way you touched me, I still feel the rush,” she sings on the title track, over a soft piano. “Sometimes it drowns me until I can’t breathe, thinking it’s only in our memories.”
Other tracks paint portraits of grief and uncertainty, wondering how and whether to let another person into one’s heart. “Remember the good times, let go of the pain,” Dion coos on “Say Yes,” reminding herself, “You deserve to feel that rush again.” And with “I Will Be Stronger,” she belts, “Sometimes love must die to be born again. One step up this road, it’s not the end.”
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Contributing: Bryan Alexander, Patrick Ryan