Celine Dion was just 12 years old when she was introduced to René by her mother.
What started off as a professional relationship—he served as Celine’s manager—also turned romantic leading to a lavish wedding in 1994. They were married for more than 20 years before René passed away from throat cancer in January.
While the grieving process continues, Celine has been able to return to the stage of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. In fact, she celebrated her 1,000 performance at the venue Saturday evening.
“Back in 2003, when I began performing in this newly built theatre, little did we know we were going to reach such an incredible number of shows,” Celine said. “Thank you René who had this vision and shared the journey with me and thank you to the four million fans who made this possible by choosing music as their international language.”
During her open and honest chat with CBS News’ Mo Rocca, Celine was also asked if she hopes to fall in love again anytime in the future. Her answer may just surprise some fans.
“Not now. Unh-uh,” she revealed. “I love. 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.”
Celine added, “But there’s a song from Sia, ‘I go to sleep and imagine that you’re there with me.’ And I go to bed with him. And I come on stage with him. And so I’m still married to him.”