“He’s the love of my life. It’s very difficult for me to see myself with another person,” Céline said. “We do have emotions and feelings that come and go. And it’s always with him. When I sing, it’s with him. When I hug my kids, it’s for him and it’s with him. I took time to grieve and I’m still grieving.”
In the time that has passed, she has admitted to feeling lonely at times in the absence of her husband. She said, “I miss to be touched, I miss to be hugged, I miss to be told, ‘You’re beautiful.’ I miss what a boyfriend and I miss what a husband would do.”
But her healing has come full circle, as she felt more grounded in 2019, when Céline released her twelfth English album Courage. The five-time Grammy winner also opened up about what she’s learned about loss and love through her family tragedy.
“I feel so powerful and in charge and grounded and happy,” she told Good Morning America. “I think from René giving me so much strength and power and positivity and being in charge even more.”
Another nugget of Céline’s wisdom: “You cannot stop living and go forward.”