Céline Dion Thanks Fans for Outpouring of Support Following Husband’s Death
The Canadian songstress took the time to express her gratitude to her devoted fandom.
This week, Céline Dion made her first appearance at Paris Fashion Week since 2007 recently looking as fashionable as ever. The beloved singer shared that, since the death of her husband and manager René Angélil in January, she has been stunned by the love and support her fans have shown her.
“They are so considerate for my happiness and my sadness, my good and bad moments, and they are [always] supporting me,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “The fans are supporting not only my music, but who I am. I’ve been criticized for being an open book for so long, but it’s paying off today because they know me well.”
She also spoke about her relationship with Hollywood stylist Law Roach, who she credits with reinvigorating her style.
“[Roach] brought me out of my closet and now flowers are growing,” Dion said. “And even my kids, [they’re like] ‘We want a bow like this, we want a dress like this’ — my kids, even if they’re boys, they’re into fashion, they’re into characters, everything they say they like, whether it’s for a girl or a boy, they want it.”
Dion even pointed out that it’s her late husband’s memory that prompted her to return to Paris for fashion week and to get back to what she loves.
“I have to say that, coming here after the passing of my husband after not even six months, it could have been way easy for me to say, ‘You know what, I’m not in the mood of dressing up and having the purse and seeing the fans and having a good time and singing, giving a part of your soul,'” she admitted. “But knowing that he loved the industry so much — he made me who I am today since [I was] 12 years old — I went back on stage before he passed, he wanted me to really be the artist I always wanted to be, and I knew that for a long time.”