It's been more than a year since Celine Dion's husband, René Angélil, passed away at 73 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Ever since then, the music legend has honored his memory through public tributes and private grieving with her family. In an interview with British tabloid The Sun, the singer opened up about dealing with the passing of her husband and manager, who she knew and worked with since she was a child.
"I have never met another man in my life, never kissed another man in my life," she said. "I miss him a lot. I miss him a lot — for my partner, for the man I was embracing, kissing, making love with. My worries, my dreams."
Because their bond was so strong, Dion said the mourning process will likely never end. "I think I will probably grieve for the rest of my life," she said.
Dion always thinks of him when she makes business decisions now; she noted that she even consulted a fan-painted portrait of Angélil when she had to decide whether to record a new song for the "Beauty and the Beast" remake.
But when it comes to finding love again, Dion isn't nearly ready for that. And her response to the question is heartbreaking:
Now it is definitely too soon for me. I am definitely in love with him (René), married to him. He's the love of my life. It's very difficult for me to see myself with another person. The love that I have for him, I live it every day. And as a woman, we do have emotions and feelings that come and go. And it's always with him. When I sing, it's with him. When I hug my kids, it's for him and it's with him. I took time to grieve, and I'm still grieving.
Luckily, Dion has plenty to keep her busy, including her three sons, as well as her residency in Las Vegas at the Colosseum.