And lately, life hasn’t been easy. Dion sat down with Matt Lauer and discussed the ups and downs she’s experienced, including the tremendous loss she suffered earlier this year, when her husband and manager, René Angélil, died following a long battle with cancer.
“It’s been a journey. It’s been hard,” she said. “Seeing the love of your life suffering for the last three years has been really hard, but millions of people are going through this. I feel very strong because, not only that he loved me so much — for many, many lives to come — (but he) gave me three magnificent kids, so much knowledge, stability and confidence.”
Now she and those children — 15-year-old René-Charles and 5-year-old twins Eddy and Nelson — lean on each other as they heal.