Celine Dion Explains Why She Co-Sleeps With Her 6-Year-Old Sons

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One can only imagine how Celine Dion and her family continue to cope with the passing of her beloved husband Rene Angelil, who lost his battle with cancer last January. Celine continues to open up about life in the absence of her husband and how much it will affect her and her children forever. The 49-year-old Grammy Award winner recently revealed in an interview that she co-sleeps with her 6-year-old twins to help ease the pain.


Speaking with the Sun, Celine admits she's closer than ever to her 6-year-old sons Eddy and Nelson and enjoys having her twins close. 

"So, I got myself a huge, huge, huge bed and I sleep with my twins," Dion reveals. "They are comforting me a lot. I need them. I need them close. And when it's time for them to say they want their room, their room's ready."

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Celine also reveals in her interview that she is trying to reassure her 16-year-old son Rene-Charles that he doesn't have to be the "chief of the house" now that his father is gone.


As a wife and mother, I can't fathom the pain and emotions Celine is going through, but hope she finds comfort that will help her get through each day. Though the idea of a parent who co-sleeps with his or her child at age 6 might not sound like "the norm" to some, I will certainly not judge this family that is trying to navigate through such a devastating situation.

... Because, truth be told, I can see myself doing something similar with my boys (they're 3 and almost 2) in the event of my husband's passing away.

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I truly pray Celine and her boys are able to find peace during such a dark time, and thankfully, it looks like there is some peace, as Dion tells the Sun about a new tradition she and her twins have with the late Rene.

"We kiss him every night," Dion reveals. "We have a little ritual where we say good night to him with a little picture. Then the kids talk to him. And they write words, put them in balloons and we send the balloons to the sky."


Hopefully life will become a little easier to bear. Stay strong, Celine.

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