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Celine Dion: Rene Angelil was the only man I've kissed

The couple celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary a month before Angelil's death.

By
Annie Martin
Celine Dion (R) and Rene Angelil at the Academy Awards on February 27, 2011. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Celine Dion (R) and Rene Angelil at the Academy Awards on February 27, 2011. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Celine Dion says late husband Rene Angelil was the only man she's ever kissed.

The 48-year-old singer revealed as much in an interview with CBS News while reflecting on Angelil's death at age 73 from throat cancer.

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"Before he left, it was very, very difficult for all of us. For me, especially, and my children, to see the man of my life die a little bit more every day," Dion shared.

"When he left, it was kind of a relief for me that the man that I love, the only man that I kissed, the only man that I loved -- I've never kissed another man in my life ... [that] he stopped suffering," she admitted.

Dion and Angelil, her longtime manager, married in 1994 and share three sons, 15-year-old Rene-Charles and 5-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy. Angelil died in January, and Dion doesn't hope to fall in love again.

"I love him. I'm still in love with him. 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," she said. "I go to bed with him and I come onstage with him and I'm still married to him."

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Dion had shared similar sentiments about Angelil's death in an interview with ET Canada in August. The star said at the time that she copes "pretty well" with her loss because she loved Angelil "too much to see him suffer."

Dion last released the French-language album Encore un soir in August, which debuted at No. 1 in France. She will continue her Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace through June 2017.

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