Iconic singer, Celine Dion has been forced to reply those criticizing her ‘slimmer figure including addressing her latest style of fashion and her relationship with her ‘handsome toyboy’Pepe Munoz.The 50-year-old Canadian singer spoke with The Sun in a recent interview and told her critics to leave her alone. She said: ‘If I like it, I don’t want to talk about it. Don’t bother. Don’t take a picture. If you like it, I’ll be there. If you don’t, leave me alone.’
On her style of fashion, she said: ‘It an interest in fashion has always been part of me, but the way we used to work before was maybe more conservative. ‘If now I have an opportunity to wear haute couture and the things that make me feel beautiful, strong, fearless, feminine attractive… even if it was just for me. You cannot please everyone all of the time.’
Also addressing her relationship with her ‘handsome toyboy’ Pepe Munoz, a Spanish backing dancer, the mother of three who lost her husband Rene Angelil to Cancer and the age of 73 said: She said: ‘Yeah, there’s another man in my life, but not THE man in my life. We bonded right away as friends, it evolved… but let’s not mix everything.
‘I don’t mind (the reports) because he’s handsome and he’s my best friend. When I say I am single, please leave me alone.’ ‘We’re best friends. Of course, we hug and hold hands and go out, so people see that. I mean, he’s giving me his hand to go out.’
Dion was born in Charlemagne, Quebec 15 miles west of Montreal, the youngest of 14 children of Thérèse (née Tanguay), a homemaker, and Adhémar Dion, a butcher, both of French-Canadian descent. Dion was raised a Roman Catholic in a poor, but, by her own account, happy home in Charlemagne.
Music had always been a major part of the Dion family, and she was named after the song “Céline”, which French singer Hugues Aufray had recorded two years before her own birth. On 13 August 1973, at the age of five, the young Céline made her first public appearance at her brother Michel’s wedding, where she performed Christine Charbonneau’s song “Du fil des aiguilles et du coton”. She continued to perform with her siblings in her parents’ small piano bar called Le Vieux Baril, “The Old Barrel”.
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