Dion and Angelil were married for 21 years before he lost his battle with throat cancer this past January at the age of 73.
The singer, 48, sat down with CBS’s Mo Rocca after her 1,000th performance in Las Vegas on Saturday night and talked about the love of her life.
“Before he left, it was very, very difficult for all of us,” Dion said. “For me especially, and my children, to see the man of my life die a little bit more every day. And when he left, it was kind of a relief for me that the man that I love, the only man that I kissed, the only man that I loved.”
Celine confirmed that she has never kissed another man, but has finally found comfort in knowing that her love is no longer suffering.
“Yeah. I never kissed another man in my life,” she said. “So the man of my life was my partner, and we were one. So when he stopped suffering I said to myself, he’s okay. And he deserves not to suffer.”
When asked is she thinks she will fall in love again in the future, she responded, “not now.”
“I love. I love. I love him,” she said. “I’m still in love with him. And I have the love of my children. I have the love of my fans. I love the people that I work with. So my life is not empty of love. But there’s a song from Sia, ‘I go to sleep and imagine that you’re there with me.’ And I go to bed with him. And I come on stage with him. And so I’m still married to him.”
She joins legends like Elvis and Sinatra after her record-breaking 1,000th performance in Vegas.