There was absolutely nothing that could prepare Celine for the news she was just about to hear. The doctor told the husband and wife that Celine’s other half, Rene had throat cancer and over time, he would start losing the most basic of abilities. This resulted in a transformation of roles for Celine that shifted from being a wife to being a caretaker. She did everything but fate was inevitable.
CELINE’S MOM OPPOSED THE RELATIONSHIP
Celine wished to marry Rene for so long, but her mother was actually against the marriage taking place. Even when Celine told her that she loved Rene, her mother tried everything possible to make her forget her future husband.
Celine Dion had some serious problems conceiving children. She tried for so long and even had two operations to increase her chances of conceiving. She finally gave birth to a son on January 25th, 2001. She named him Rene-Charles Dion Angelil.
SHE ALMOST DIED
This article wouldn’t be complete if there wasn’t something life threatening related to Celine’s life. Celine was five years when a truck backed up into her. She was knocked out and stayed unconscious for almost a week. She walked away with multiple fractures but fortunately, she recovered.
SHE HATED THE TITANIC SOUNDTRACK
We all remember Celine from her keynote single from the Titanic. But, after hearing the song for the first time she thought that it was really bad and it could potentially ruin her career. Her husband, Rene persuaded him and she would eventually go through with the track. It would win numerous awards and become her most famous song.
BEING CALLED A TRAITOR
Celine Dion’s career was highly distinguished with the 1991 version of Beauty and the Beast. The soundtrack for the movie was a huge success, but her Quebecois fans were pretty angry. They said Celine betrayed them for her American fans. Asa a result, Dion refused to accept the English Artist of the Year.
CELINE WASN’T PLANNED
Celine wasn’t actually planned. She belonged to a family with 13 children already. Her mother was done with having more children but she would eventually get pregnant with Celine, her 14th. The family was struggling and Celine was forced to sleep in the cabinet drawer.
A SHARK BUSINESSWOMAN
Dion’s mother had a knack for cooking. She was well-renowned in Quebec for her amazing cooking skills. And, Celine inherited these skills, she opened a restaurant in 1990 and it was a huge success. She even made a chain of the restaurant in other parts of Canada.
Throughout her career, she has recieved hundreds of accolades for her astonishing performances. This included the highest accolade from Quebec, The National Order of Quebec. She has stars on both the Canadian as well as the Hollywood Walks of Fame. But, the icing on the cake was a honorary doctorate from Laval University.
YOUNGER THAN HER OWN STEPSON
Rene was actually married twice before he met Celine Dion. Rene had a son from her first son called Patrick Angelil that was older than Dion.
ALMOST LOSING HER VOICE
In the middle of her tour, she lost her voice. She was suffering from laryngitis that ended her with inflamed vocal cords.
Celine and Rene finally got married in the December of 1994. The ceremony was broadcasted for Canadian national TV. It was one of the grandest wedding in the history of Canada.
CAN’T MOVE ON
It was a year after her husband’s death when she released an announcement that she was not ready to move on from her husband. She said that it was still too soon and she wasn’t at all ready to move on.