Global superstar Celine Dion and her late husband René Angélil were the picture of romance before René's passing eight years ago. The husband and wife were married for over two decades, welcomed three children together and shared many heartwarming and tender moments throughout their 21-year union.
After living with cancer for over a decade, René succumbed to the disease and died on 14 January 2016. The couple, who shared a 26-year age gap, remained totally devoted to one another through thick and thin.
Having weathered storms including René's health battles and the couple's fertility treatments, the lovebirds persevered thanks to their rock-solid relationship. As the anniversary of René's death approaches, here are the most tender moments from their love story…
Celine Dion and René Angélil's love story
The award-winning singer is continuing to rest at her $1.2 million Las Vegas home and, according to her sister Claudette, is doing "everything she can" to recover. "It's an illness we know so little about," Claudette told HELLO! Canada while candidly reflecting on symptoms linked to the syndrome. "There are spasms – they're impossible to control."
More recently, Celine made her first public appearance and performance in years when she attended a hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Montreal Canadiens with her sons.