Celine Dion’s husband Rene Angelil is overjoyed at the birth of their twin boys.
According to Canadian entertainment show etalk, Rene described the emotional moments following the twin’s birth.
“When Saturday at 11:11, they showed us the first baby that was crying, we were crying,” Angelil said.
Dion, 42, has been very open about her fertility struggles and conceived the twins on her sixth in vitro attempt over the course of a year.
“It was a very emotional moment, and even though we didn’t speak to each other, we were both thinking about the time it took,” Angelil said. “We are very lucky, very priviledged and very fortunate to have these boys.”
Rene said the twins’ birth has also been an exciting time for their 9-year-old son Rene-Charles.
“He was very, very happy that it was boys,” he said.
“I remember a few months ago when mom told him the day we were going to know if it was a boy or a girl or two boys or two girls…his reaction pointing to his mom’s belly he said, ‘I hope there’s not too many girls in there.’”
The couple have not released the fraternal twins’ names yet but say they both have dark hair and different looks.
According to Angelil, Rene-Charles told him, “One looks like dad, and the other looks like mom.”
She may be a mom of three now, but don’t expect motherhood to slow Dion’s career down. The singer will return to the Las Vegas stage.
“We know she’s going to start rehearsing Jan. 17,” says her husband. “It gives her three months to recoup and she thinks she can do it.”