Celine Dion currently doesn’t look like the Celine Dion we knew few years back even though she has always been on the skinny side.
She earned her reputation as an iconic diva through a lifetime of hard work.
Dion went on to achieve global fame in the 1990s thanks to hits like “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now,” “That’s the Way It Is,” and “My Heart Will Go On” (from the film Titanic).
Celine Dion Fans Concerned About Her Weight
Dion has always had a small frame, but following the 2016 death of her manager and after a period of mourning, she re-emerged as a star in the haute couture world, appearing at exclusive shows in Paris and dressing in exquisite custom outfits.
Some fans have claimed that she has an unhealthy diet.
Celine Dion Responds To Claims About Her Weight Loss
She admitted to The Guardian: “I’m not anorexic. It pisses people off that I am thin and I don’t make any effort, I have been thin all my life. Nobody in my family is overweight.”
Possible Cause of Celine Dion Weight Loss
Losing her husband to cancer
In 1994, Dion married Rene Angelil, who was 26 years her senior and her manager.
The late Rene Angélil was born on January 16, 1942, and was a Canadian musical producer, talent manager to Celine and singer.
In 1980, at the age of 12, Dion recorded a demo tape of a song she had written with her mother. They sent the tape to the manager and producer Rene Angelil who then invited her to audition. After she performed for him in person, Angelil signed her immediately under the condition that he would have complete control over her career.
He began by taking the teen and her mother on tour in Canada, Japan and Europe. Meanwhile Angelil and his second wife had divorced in the 1980s, and, around this same time, he and Dion had begun a romantic relationship. In 1991 they tied the knot at Montreal’s Notre Dame Basilica in an elaborate ceremony that was celebrated throughout Canada.
He mortgaged his house in 1981 to finance her first album, La Voix du bon Dieu (The Voice of God).
In a 2015 interview with USA Today, the singer spoke about her husband’s battle with cancer: “When you see someone who is fighting so hard, it has a big impact on you,” she said. “You have two choices. You look at your husband who’s very sick and you can’t help, and it kills you. Or you look at your husband that’s sick and you say, ‘I got you. I got it. I’m here. It’s going to be just fine.’
Celine announced that Rene’s cancer had progressed and that he had only “months to live” in 2015. Early next year, Angelil lost his battle with cancer and passed away at the age of 73 in the family’s Las Vegas home.
Losing her brother to Cancer:
The Grammy winning singer Celine Dion lost not only her husband René Angélil to cancer, but also her brother Daniel to the very same disease on Jan. 16, 2016. Rene Angelil lost his battle with cancer and passed away at the age of 73 in the family’s Las Vegas home.
Just two days after her husband passed, Dion lost her brother Daniel Dion, who had spent his final days in a palliative care residence outside of Montreal, Canada, in their home province of Quebec.