Celine Dion Shoots Down Pepe Munoz Dating Rumors

Celine Dion is still coping with losing her husband, René-Charles Angélil – along with dealing with rumors about her dating life. People are still asking about her relationship with BFF Pepe Munoz.

The 51-year-old singer has been seen spending a lot of time with Pepe over the past couple years as he has been a support system for Celine after the death of her husband. Celine says that rumors about them being a couple make her laugh. She told Extra:

"At first, I felt for him quite a bit… Pepe is gay, and at first I think some people did not know that. The thing is that he’s my best friend and we dance together and he did so much for me and even just holding my hand… it’s something that I haven’t had for a long time… A hug from a 6′ 3″ man, it was wonderful… and people really thought there was a romance going on. He did so much for me, for my mental health, my spirituality, my strength… my inner strength."

The 51-year-old has cultivated that positive energy, saying, "I share it with my kids and we sleep tight at night and we see stars... and I know René’s with me."

Celine said she named her tour Courage in honor of the courage it took for her to return to the stage after the death of her husband and her brother Daniel.