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Celine Dion shares never-before-seen photos from family album

Emmy Griffiths

Celine Dion's team celebrated her birthday by sharing an album of throwback snaps on the star's Instagram account. The sweet photos, which shows the star celebrating her birthday with her family and friends over the years, were captioned: "Céline turns 49 years old today! Send your love and birthday wishes here! –-Team Céline." Fans were quick to wish the star many happy returns, with one writing: "Happy Birthday Celine, wish u always stay healthy and beautiful," while another added: "Happy birthday! We love you so much! You are incredible person and amazing singer!"

Celine turned 49 on Thursday

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The photos included snaps of the My Heart Will Go On singer's three sons, René-Charles, 16, and six-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy, as well as her late husband René Angélil, who sadly passed away in January 2016. Speaking about the loss, Celine previously said: "When [René] left, he came inside of all of my kids' hearts and mine, he gave the rest of his 50 percent for me to be complete, to continue the rest of my life, to feel strong and to believe that I can still do this and he will always be with me. We are healing each day. My kids are doing really well and eventually you have to just move on. Yesterday is over, tomorrow is not here yet, so today is today."

Celine's team shared throwback snaps of her in celebration

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Several of the sweet snaps also include Celine's mother Therese, who recently celebrated her 90th birthday. The mum-of-three wished her mum a happy birthday by sharing a photo of the family together, writing: "What a privilege for all of us to still have you around. Happy 90th birthday mom! We love you."

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