Celine Dion reveals what she told her oldest son following his father, René Angélil's, death

Celine Dion sat down with "Extra" on Tuesday to talk about how her family is coping just over a year after her husband, René Angélil, died at the age of 73.

"They cope with the loss of their dad very well," Dion revealed about her three sons, René-Charles, 16, and twins Eddy and Nelson, 6.

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The "My Heart Will Go On" chanteuse also revealed a sliver of advice that she gave to her oldest son following their family's heartbreaking loss.

"I said to him, 'I never want you to feel the pressure of being the man of the house, you have your own dreams and he is always with you in your heart, and I am here for you.'"

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"To be honest, they're remarkable," she continued to gush about her sons. "They are helping me, I am helping them -- it's mutual."

Part of what's helping Dion get through the continually difficult times since her beloved husband's passing are the "tools" that Angélil gave to her that she carries with her every single day. Not only that, but also seeing his face in the face of her children gives her the necessary strength to carry on with her life, despite losing the love of her life.


"What makes me most proud is to be a mother," she explained. "I have three magnificent kids, that through them, I see my husband and I have the strength today to keep dressing up."

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