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Celine Dion opens up about how she and her kids are coping with the death of her husband René Angélil

The songbird talked about how she and her kids continue to support each other

In an interview with Today, Canadian superstar Celine Dion talked about how she has been coping with the death of her husband and manager, René Angélil, who passed away earlier this year after a long battle with cancer.

Celine Dion husband Photo: _celine_dion_5 on Instagram

“Seeing the love of your life suffering for the last three years has been really hard, but millions of people are going through this,” she told Matt Lauer last Friday. “I feel very strong because, not only that he loved me so much — for many, many lives to come — (but he) gave me three magnificent kids, so much knowledge, stability and confidence.”

Click to read how Celine's kids are doing after the death of their dad.

It was Angélil who discovered Dion in the 1980s, when she was just 12 years old. They officially began their romantic relationship when she was 19, and were were married in December 1994. The couple went on to have three children together: René-Charles, 15, and 5-year-old twins Eddy and Nelson.

"They know that dad is not coming back."

Celine Dion husband Photo: celinedion_myidol on Instagram

Celine went on to talk about how she and her kids have been supporting each other, saying: "When I feel good, the kids are feeling great, and when the kids are feeling great, I feel good. But I think it's all about feeling very strong and positive. They sense that mom is OK. They know what's going on. They know that dad is not coming back. They know they have to live with him, but differently. I didn't make this like a drama thing. I'm very thankful that the way that he passed was not dramatic in front of the children.”

READ: Watch how this dad comforts his grieving daughter – so sweet!

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