I wish she hadn’t! Some of us still long for a “happy ever after” story to rejuvenate our faith in the institution. Of course there was this awful scandal where he was found to be cheating on her some years ago but she weathered it beautifully. She says the difficult times never go away in marriage but the secret to holding it together is COMMUNICATION. Talk about everything.
They have been married for 18 years, which is an eternity in the showbiz world.
But Grammy Award winning singer Celine Dion and her manager husband Réne Angelil’s marriage has not always been so smooth sailing.
The My Heart Will Go On star has revealed to Vegas Deluxe magazine that the couple have been through several rough patches.
‘Réne and I had our tough times. It wasn’t always easy,’ she tells the publication.
‘We had tension between us. It’s never easy being husband and wife, but add to that we are in business together, dealing with all the added pressures of shows, concerts, tours, traveling. It was hard – a lot of hard work.’
While the couple, who share a rather large 26 year age gap, have been married for almost two decades, Celine says that ‘up until seven years ago, we weren’t communicating properly.’
It was then when Celine turned to a good friend that gave her some sage advice.
‘She taught me it never goes away. It sits there and gets worse. She taught me how to say things the right way…about the real meaning of communication, the right way to communicate,’ she explains.
‘It’s lessons that every married couple should know to hold their relationship together.’
Now the couple are back on track and Celine says they are stronger than ever.
‘It changed the way we related to each other,’ she says.
‘We laugh. We joke. We kid each other. We want our marriage to last forever.
‘Talk over everything and you’ll find you are still on the honeymoon … communication – it’s the most important. It’s the secret.’
Celine and Rene first met when the Las Vegas headliner was just 12-years-old and he was 36.
They went on their first date when Celine was 19 and he was 45.
By 1991, the couple got engaged and were eventually married in 1994, at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Quebec.
The pair also renewed their wedding vows in Las Vegas in 2000.
Celine has three children with Rene, including twin boys Nelson and Eddy, who were born in 2011, following her sixth attempt at IVF.
She had had five failed attempts and suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage before the boys were conceived.
In an interview at the time Celine said she was utterly devoting herself to the boys and was even savouring the sleepless nights and lack of time for herself.
The couple already had a son, René-Charles, 12.
Celine won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in 1997 for Titanic theme tune My Heart Will Go on.
Culled from dailymail.co.uk