Celine Dion on her close 'bond' with Pepe Munoz and if she'll ever love again (Exclusive)

It's safe to say that Celine Dion is living her best life.

ET recently spoke to the 51-year-old singer, who's more popular than ever these days thanks to her bold fashion and fearlessness when it comes to being herself. Dion opened up to ET about feeling more control over her career than she ever has before, her relationship with dancer Pepe Munoz and possibly dating again after the death of her late husband, Rene Angelil.

"I think I was always courageous," Dion says, when asked the title of her highly anticipated upcoming album, Courage, set to debut in November. "I hope it doesn't sound pretentious to say that, but I always stressed a lot. We always kind of like just do whatever they suggest to me -- not that I was a robot or anything, not to sound kind of weird, like, do this do that -- but I feel like right now I'm more in charge than ever before and this is definitely a part of my life where the maturity kicks in."

"So, courage... it represents a whole new life for me, my album, the tour, the way to dress, the way to say you can't please everyone," she continues. "I dress for me; the way I feel. I want to feel that I feel great about myself, I feel strong about myself, I feel good about my decisions with the help of a lot of people, but it's all about courage and I think everyone should feel like that."

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PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 22: Singer Celine Dion and Pepe Munoz are seen on January 22, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 22: Pepe Munoz and Celine Dion attend the Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 22, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 22: Pepe Munoz and Celine Dion attend the Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 22, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 22: Pepe Munoz and Celine Dion attend the Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 22, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 22: Singer Celine Dion and Pepe Munoz attend the Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 22, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 22: Celine Dion and Pepe Munoz attend the Giorgio Armani Prive Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 22, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 22: Celine Dion and Pepe Munoz attend the Giorgio Armani Prive Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 22, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 22: Singer Celine Dion and Pepe Munoz are seen on Place Vendome on January 22, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 22: (L-R) Celine Dion, Pepe MunozÊand Ellen Von UnwerthÊattend the Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 22, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Foc Kan/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 23: Singer Celine Dion and Pepe Munoz are seen on January 23, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 23: Singer Celine Dion and Pepe Munoz are seen on January 23, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 23: Singer Celine Dion and Pepe Munoz attend the RVDK Ronald Van Der Kemp Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 23, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 23: Singer Celine Dion and Pepe Munoz attend the RVDK Ronald Van Der Kemp Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 23, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
Canadian singer Celine Dion (R) and Spanish dancer Pepe Munoz (L) arrive for the 2019 Spring-Summer Haute Couture collection fashion show by RVDK Ronald van der Kemp in Paris, on January 23, 2019. (Photo by FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 23: Celine Dion and Pepe Munoz arrive at the Valentino Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 23, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 23: Singer Celine Dion and Pepe Munoz are seen on January 23, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 23: Singer Celine Dion and Pepe Munoz are seen on January 23, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 24: Singer Celine Dion and Pepe Munoz are seen on January 24, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 24: Singer Celine Dion and Pepe Munoz are seen leaving the GIVENCHY office building on Avenue George V on January 24, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
Singer Celine Dion and Pepe Munoz are seen leaving the GIVENCHY office building on Avenue George V on January 24, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 25: Singer Celine Dion and Pepe Munoz are seen on January 25, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Celine Dion (L) dances with Pepe Munoz at the Met Gala "Boom Boom Afterparty" at Top of the Standard on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Rebecca Smeyne/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 01: Celine Dion and Pepe Munoz attend the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 01, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Celine Dion (L) and Pepe Munoz attend the Met Gala "Boom Boom Afterparty" at Top of the Standard on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Rebecca Smeyne/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 01: Celine Dion and Pepe Munoz attend the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 01, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 02: Pepe Munoz and Celine Dion attend the Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 02, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 02: Pepe Munoz, Celine Dion and Morgane Polanski attend the Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 02, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Foc Kan/WireImage)
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When it comes to her love life, Dion insists she's a "single lady" and clarifies that she's just best friends with Munoz, a 34-year-old dancer from Spain. In July, the singer's team publicly refuted tabloid reports that Munoz had too much influence over her.

"We met and we bonded as best friends and then we built a number in four hours," Dion recalls about meeting Munoz three years ago, calling their bond "immediate." "We were laughing constantly, we had to be like children! 'Pay attention! Calm down!' And then he became my stylist, my friend, dancing with me, illustrator, I mean, and now he's part of also two productions, doing quite a bit."

Dion stresses that she will "never find another love like Rene again." Dion and Angelil, whom she had known since she was 12 years old, were married for 21 years before he died in January 2016 after a battle with throat cancer. They had three kids together, 18-year-old Rene Charles and 8-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy.

"But at the same time I have to say that I still feel today I have been, still, the luckiest woman in the world as far as I’m concerned because I have dated the best man in the world -- the father of my children," Dion says. "And every day, I still see him because my three children... they look so much like him, and do so many things just like him, and this is just amazing. He was a very exceptional man."

"Rene is with me all the time," she adds. "And that's why I find the courage. That's why I am strong and that's why I'm finding with time, even more strength, because as single mom I have to teach my kids independence, because it's extremely important to be independent in life."

Still, she isn't closing the door on dating again.

"Am I going to love again? I am in love, I am in love with my life, I am in love with my children, I’m in love with my work," Dion shares. "I love what I do today even more than before. Am I going to have a partner in my life? We'll stay tuned and if I do, I will share it and it would be a pleasure to share it. It's a chapter that's closed, but it's not something that's dead. You evolve and maybe sometimes you meet a friend and it turns out into something bigger than that. Who knows and maybe not? But I will let you know. I promise."

It is definitely a new era for Dion, who's about to kick off her Courage World Tour on Wednesday in Quebec City, Quebec. Dion says that these days, she's learned it's important to live life to the fullest and that she feels like she's aging in reverse.

"My friends from Spain or Vegas or through Los Angeles, they have given me an opportunity to see something different in life that working hard in life is important," Dion says. "To be the best of yourself is important. To be the best of who you are is important. But also to enjoy life is important. And they're so kind because they let me see what it's all about to see a play and what it's all about, for example to dance with Pepe is also such a therapeutic thing for me. To go shopping and see things with the girls... to go out with them, I feel like I'm younger."

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Celine Dion seen out and about in Paris, France, on July 1, 2019. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion seen out and about in Paris, France, on July 1, 2019. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion seen leaving her hotel in Paris, France, on June 30, 2019. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion seen leaving her hotel in Paris, France, on June 30, 2019. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion seen leaving her hotel in Paris, France, on June 30, 2019. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion seen leaving her hotel in Paris, France, on June 30, 2019. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 01: Celine Dion attends the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 01, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 01: Celine Dion attends the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 01, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 01: Celine Dion attends the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 01, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 29: Celine Dion attends miu miu club event at Hippodrome d'Auteuil on June 29, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 29: Nicole Richie and Celine Dion attend Miu Miu club event at Hippodrome d'Auteuil on June 29, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images for miu miu)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 29: Celine Dion attends miu miu club event at Hippodrome d'Auteuil on June 29, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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