Celine Dion has endured some trying years. First, the epidemic put most of the world under lockdown, preventing musicians from performing at scheduled events. Regrettably, Dion experienced the same thing. But more crucially, she’s been battling grave health problems that have prevented her from performing.
Réne, Celine, and her children’s devoted husband and father died from cancer six years ago. The well-known Canadian singer has since raised her sons in Las Vegas, where she has held many residencies that have brought in millions of dollars.
She looked to have the sweetest love story ever in her marriage to Rene. However, two writers have painted a very different image of Dion and Angeli’s marriage in a new book, claiming that his gambling issues directly impacted Celine’s career.
At the time, neither Celine Dion nor Rnée Angelil knew it. But the Canadian girl initially met her future spouse when she was a small child.
When Celine was 12 years old, her parents submitted a demo tape to Angelil, who was then in charge of managing Ginette Reno’s career, a well-known French singer.
Rene enjoyed Dion’s performance of a song that she had co-written with her mother and brother.
Celine Dion and Rene Angelil’s love story
The genuine success story started when he asked her for an audition.
She was an unassuming little girl by the name of Celine Dion. The mother spoke exclusively while the girl remained silent, Angelil remembered.
She then began singing into a pencil while seeming to have a microphone. And I was able to cry because of what I heard. I heard a unique voice that I had never heard before.
To release Dion’s debut album, Rene decided to drop his other clients and even put his house up for a mortgage. The rest, as they say, is history.
René had such great faith in Celine and her career that he remortgaged his home to pay for her debut album. He supported her through good times and bad, and as Dion got older, their love could no longer be kept a secret.
In 1987, Rene and Celine started dating, and by 1991, they were engaged. Three years later, they married in Montreal, Canada, and repeated their vows in Las Vegas in 2000. Three kids were eventually born into their union.
In 2001, they welcomed their first child, a son they named René-Charles Angélil. But they sensed that something was lacking after six years. Celine and Rene said they were doing IVF because they wanted their kid to have a sibling.
Celine Dion’s children
The couple’s first IVF pregnancy ended in miscarriage, but they persisted until the seventh try was successful.
Celine announced that she was 14 weeks along with twin boys in May 2010. Five months later, Dion underwent a Caesarean section at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, to give birth to fraternal twins.
She has a particular connection to the names of the twins.
Both were given the names Eddy and Nelson, respectively, in honor of former South African President Nelson Mandela and Dion’s favorite French songwriter, Eddy Marnay.
“My kids are my biggest reward. You cannot possibly understand what you lack or even what it is unless you are a mother. With each of my children, I felt like another heart had grown inside of me, she remarked in 2013.
“I don’t think the umbilical connection should be severed. For me, motherhood is a commitment that never ends; it gives your life actual purpose and is the most significant work.
However, the perfect partnership between Celine and Reene comes to a tragic end.
Rene Angelil – cancer
When Celine learned that her husband Angelil had throat cancer, she assumed responsibility for his care. She put a lot of effort into caring for him throughout the trying time.
René is still very much a part of their everyday life, Celine subsequently said. Six years later, the singer claims she is still not ready for a relationship.
Two residencies in Las Vegas saw Celine Dion perform in front of large audiences. She received $680 million from them. Her estimated net worth is $800 million, and she earned $37 million in 2019 alone.
Rene Angelil’s gambling problems
While Dion’s late husband René was a major gambler, Dion became wealthy through her singing. But not everything was wonderful.
Rene Angelil was a serious gambler; some even said he could not quit. He spent much time at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and participated in several poker tournaments. The producer allegedly maintained a line of credit at the Bellagio while spending up to $1 million weekly at Caesars Palace.
In the book, Vital Vegas blog creator Scott Roeben reveals how Rene utilized his intimate connections with casino employees to obtain more “favorable and beneficial” rules, all because of Celine.
According to Scott Roeben, mentioned in the Gala, “I suppose René Angélil took full advantage of it because the casino management wanted him to be allowed to continue playing there.”
Celine allegedly paid off her husband’s gambling debt.
Roeben continued by saying that Celine Dion’s choice to live at Caesars Palace was more than just wise and strategic from a professional standpoint. It also had to do with Rene’s problems with gambling.
According to a statement, Celine has been dealing with severe and ongoing muscle spasms that keep her from performing. “Her medical staff is still monitoring and treating her. She cannot participate in the current show rehearsals due to the symptoms she is experiencing, though.
Celine Dion received treatment for ‘persistent muscle spasms
In an Instagram post, Celine Dion stated that the cancellation of the concerts left her “heartbroken.”
“My crew and I have been working on our new show for the past eight months, and I can’t even begin to express how devastated I am that we won’t be able to debut it in November. This brand-new, cutting-edge theater has been ready thanks to the tireless efforts of my partners at Resorts World Las Vegas and AEG, and it is just stunning,” the musician stated.
But there is some good news coming for Celine’s admirers.
The new date for her European tour is February 24, 2023, in Prague, Czech Republic, and it will go until October when she plans to return.
Despite the difficult health issues Celine Dion has experienced recently, some positive news is finally in the works.
Celine Dion is set for her acting debut.
The 54-year-old revealed some big professional news with her followers on her Instagram page, telling them she will soon be making her acting debut. Alongside Sam Heughan and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Dion will play the lead in the forthcoming romantic comedy Love Again.
It would be interesting to watch how Celine Dion performs on the big screen, even if she may not be a household name in the acting world. In a still, from the movie, in which Celine plays herself, she can be seen seated on a couch across from Haugan and engaged in a serious conversation.
The movie will be released on May 12.
I’ll see you at the theater. The Celine Dion team sent a message on her Instagram account.