Céline Dion, 42, just announced that she and her husband René Angelil, 68, are expecting twins. The French-Canadian songstress, whose previous IVF attempts had failed, tells Le Journal de Montreal it’s been an exhausting year-long endeavor.
I feel like I’ve been pregnant more than a year. I never gave up. But I can tell you that it was physically and emotionally exhausting.”
“Everyone knows that Céline has guts and is determined,” adds proud hubby René. “These treatments were truly hard on my wife’s body. It wasn’t simple at all.”
Their perseverance paid off when the couple found out they are expecting twins. “There were truly great emotions after all our efforts,” boasts Dion.
The couple traveled from their Florida home to New York for months of treatments. The singer also turned to acupuncture from a Montreal-based specialist.
“My doctors had to constantly reassure me. I [wanted] to see the babies,” she says. “Each week I had sonograms. I heard their heart beats.”
The multi award-winning recording artist is listening closely to doctors’ orders.
It’s stressful but I’m relaxing. I look at my little belly. I do almost nothing,” she says. “If you tell me I have to stay in bed, I will stay in bed until November, when the babies are born. To bring them into the world, there’s nothing more important than that. It’s incredible. We will have a beautiful family nest full of love.”
Dion still plans to kick off a new Las Vegas show next year. She says she loves her career, but realizes that there’s an even higher priority in her life.
“There are no accomplishments bigger than [being a mom]. The trophies and the money, that doesn’t give meaning to life and that doesn’t give you true happiness,” she says. “A baby – yes.”
Céline and René are already parents to 9-year-old son René-Charles.