Celine Dion Says Rene Angelil Was Only Man She Ever Kissed

Rene Angelil and Celine Dion, pictured in 2006.

Celine Dion says the only man she has ever kissed was her husband René Angélil.

In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning that aired on Oct. 9, the Canadian singer said her longtime manager and husband — who died in January after a battle with cancer — was the only man she ever loved.

“I never kissed another man in my life,” she said.

Dion, 48, said the final months of his life were difficult for she and the couple’s three children.

“To see the man of my life die a little bit more every day… And when he left it was kind of a relief for me that the man that I love, the only man that I kissed, the only man that I loved…

“So the man of my life was my partner and we were one. So when he stopped suffering I said to myself, he’s OK and he deserves not to suffer.”

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Asked if she believes in falling in love again, Dion replied “Not now.”

She explained: “I love. I love him. I’m still in love with him and I have the love of my children, I have the love of my fans. I love the people that I work with. So my life is not empty of love.”

Dion referred to “I Go To Sleep,” a song by Sia. 

“I go to sleep and imagine that you’re there with me,” Dion sang.

“I go to bed with him and I come onstage with him,” she said. “So I’m still married to him.”

Dion previously told the Las Vegas Review-Journal said she is open to a new relationship — some day.

“I’m not there yet, though. I don’t know if I can sing in love again,” she explained. “Today, no. I can say that. I’m not. My heart is already taken. And for how long, maybe for the rest of my life.”