When Dion was 19, she and Angélil went on their first official date in 1987 (though she admitted that they started seeing each other about a year before that). "When I told her I had some really strong feelings for René she tried everything to kill him and make me snap out of it.She didn't announce their relationship until five years later in the liner notes of her album, They got engaged in 1991, even though their romance was still a secret to the world. I was very frustrated and mad at first but she tried to make me understand that this man tried marriage twice before, he has three children, he's not responsible..."While I was singing, he started to cry," Celine has said."I knew then I had done a good job." In 1981, Angélil even mortgaged his house to finance her album and took the teen and her mother on tour in Canada, Japan, and Europe.We take a look back at the many highs and occasional lows of their sweet romance.
I was very frustrated and mad at first but she tried to make me understand that this man tried marriage twice before, he has three children, he's not responsible."She said, 'You're my daughter, you're my baby and I want the perfect Prince Charming for you.' And then it was so strong that my whole family was in love with him and she had no choice."Dion even admitted that now she herself is a mother, she'd be less than happy with a similar situation.His father, Joseph Angélil, was born in Montreal to parents from Damascus, Syria, and his mother, Alice Sara, was born in Montreal to Lebanese parents.Both of his parents were members of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church."If I reversed roles -- when I had my first son, RC, if I think of him and he comes [to me] with this lady who has kids and she's 45 and she think she knows best, [I'd be] like, 'Take your hand off of my son.'" This isn't the first time recently that Dion has discussed her marriage. It's never easy being husband and wife, but add to that we are in business together, dealing with all the added pressures of shows, concerts, tours, traveling.In July, she told Vegas Deluxe magazine's Robin Leach "Rene and I had our tough times. It was hard -- a lot of hard work." Dion is releasing a new studio album "Loved Me Back To Life" in early November but revealed the track list and collaborators earlier this month, including Ne-Yo on the song "Incredible" and "Overjoyed" featuring Stevie Wonder. She's performing a handful of European dates in late November and early December before commencing a new Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace starting Dec.