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Celine Dion and her two-decade love affair with her 26-year-old husband

Celine Dion and her two-decade love affair with her 26-year-old husband 2
Celine Dion and her two-decade love affair with her 26-year-old husband 2

`I went to his office, sang in front of him. I was 12 years old that year, we’ve been working together ever since,` Celine Dion once said.

From the first meeting, music manager Rene discovered Celine’s qualities and quickly became her manager.

Rene and Celine at their wedding in 1994.

Celine’s family initially did not accept Rene, especially the singer’s mother.

Celine’s mother wants to find her daughter a `perfect prince`, instead of a man old enough to be her father, who has gone through many breakdowns.

The diva’s wedding took place at the Basilica Church in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on December 17, 1994.

Four years later (1999), their lives were challenged when Rene was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer.

In 2000, they exchanged wedding rings a second time, `just to prove again that we were right,` Celine said.

`Rene and I went through difficult times in our married life. It wasn’t easy, but we laughed and joked. We made each other young again. We wanted our marriage to last forever, said

Celine Dion and her two-decade love affair with her 26-year-old husband

Celine Dion’s happy family.

In 2013, Rene’s disease relapsed.

`Rene is a champion. I love him with all my life. I’m Rene’s favorite singer and he wants to see me back on stage. No matter what life is like, illness or whatever happens.`

In December 2015, many sources said that Celine was preparing to celebrate her last Christmas with her husband.

Rene breathed his last on January 14, at the age of 73.

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