Celine Dion & Rene Angelil are expecting twins


Last August, Celine Dion’s rep confirmed that Celine and her husband Rene Angelil were expecting their second child. Unfortunately, it was a “false positive” and by November, Celine’s people were confirming that she was no longer pregnant. Then, in February of this year, Celine opened up to People Magazine about her struggles with in vitro fertilization. I liked how open and honest Celine was with her struggles – even though she doesn’t owe anyone those personal details about her fertility or anything, I liked that she seemed to approach the situation with an upfront, optimistic nature, even telling multiple media outlets that even though the in vitro hadn’t taken yet, she was still determined to keep trying. And she did! And now her rep confirms to People yet again that Celine is pregnant. WITH TWINS!

Céline Dion’s dream to expand her family has come true.

The singer, 42, is pregnant with twins after undergoing her sixth in-vitro fertilization attempt and turning to acupuncture to improve her chances of a pregnancy, her rep Kim Jakwerth confirms.

Dion, mom to 9-year-old son René-Charles, is 14 weeks along. She will find out the gender of the twins next month.

“We’re ecstatic,” her husband/manager René Angelil tells PEOPLE. “Celine is just hoping for a healthy pregnancy. She was hoping for one baby and the news that we are having two is a double blessing.”

[From People]

That’s good that they waited until Celine was 14 weeks along – about three months is what is generally considered the appropriate time to begin announcing things. I like Celine so much, and I hope this pregnancy goes really well for her, and she stays really healthy. She must be so happy – you know she just worships her son Rene-Charles, but I bet she’s hoping at least one of the babies is a little girl that she can spoil and raise up in her own diva image. A little Celine-Rene! Reline, perhaps? That sounds like an arthritis medication, so maybe not. Congratulations to Celine and Rene!

Update by Celebitchy: There’s a lot of speculation in the comments that Celine and Rene may have used donor eggs and/or sperm to conceive. Celine said in December, 2008, that she was trying to get pregnant again using frozen embryos created from when she underwent IVF to become pregnant with her son, René-Charles, now nine. While she has not specified how she got pregnant with twins, it’s possible she used her own frozen embryos from nine years ago.

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Header: Rene and Celine on May 22, 2008. Credit: WENN.

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  1. Carrie says:

    This is nice- I read about her IVF struggles, and she seemed really sincere in her desire to have another child.

    Twins are a double blessing, so I hope she has a healthy pregnancy and delivery!

  2. Constance says:

    Three peeps died.. I knew someone was ready to announce. Wee

  3. Maritza says:

    I hope its two little girls!

  4. tess says:

    Like any couple undergoing IF treatments, Celine & Renee aren’t obligated to publicly divulge any information, but it certainly helps educate the public when celebs like Celine and Courteney Cox do.

    Very pleased for them.

  5. mslewis says:

    She has never been my favorite singer but I’m happy for her and Rene that she’s pregnant. She worships her son Rene-Charles so these twins are going to have an amazing life. I hope she has a safe and healthy pregnancy.

  6. MSat says:

    Yay! Every time I see a woman over 40 giving birth to a healthy baby (ies), it gives me hope. I’m still not giving up.

  7. Tazina says:

    Congrats! I didn’t really think they were going to keep trying but obviously they did. Wonderful news. The greatest gift will be two healthy babies.

  8. Kelaa Khaa says:

    Celebitchy and Dlisted are the Queen and King of the gossip sites, thank you so much for the entertainment!

  9. Leni says:

    I am glad for them. They appear to be a devoted couple and to love their child. I wish them the best.

  10. girl says:

    Congratulations to them. Prayers for a healthy and happy pregnancy. I had wondered if their “false positive” wasn’t actually an early miscarriage. All that infertility stuff is so difficult to deal with. Glad that it looks like a good outcome for them.

  11. Ana says:

    She is a little crazy, but I can’t help but like her. I wish her and her family well!

  12. jc126 says:

    Good for her. I hope she’s really further along than 14 weeks, though, just so she’s got that much more safety. It’s nice she’s so open about IVF. She doesn’t have any obligation to be, but it’s nice that she talks about it.

  13. Serenity says:

    What joyous news!! Rene and Celine must be ecstatic that their long time prayers and dealing with the difficulties of the IVF procedures has finally been successful. I was blown away the 1st time I heard her voice and I have followed her and her families news ever since. I will be keeping Celine and the twins in my prayers. MSat I will keep you in my prayers also.

  14. heb says:

    Does that mean she was pregnant when she did the People interview about the false positive? That must have made it easier (if she knew anyway)

  15. Feebee says:

    Fingers crossed for them.

  16. so happy to hear this great news! i do think, however, that they already know the sexes of these twins. when i was pregnant with mine at 40 i knew the sexes by 14 weeks(cvs testing). i think that with the extensive testing available to someone like celine(advanced maternal age, prior history,ivf)that the info is there. that said- i can understand why they wish to keep some information private. i wish them well!

  17. SerenityGarden says:

    Oops, I submitted a comment under the name Serenity forgetting there is already a Serenity posting here. Sorry Serenity. I hope I didn’t post anything you don’t agree with! Lol

  18. loca says:

    The age difference is super creepy, but you can tell they’re genuinely in love. Good for them!

  19. texasmom says:

    So how old IS Rene these days? About 112?

  20. Aussie Mama says:

    More twins, who’d have thought? Hollywood and the entertainment industry must have more twins than I’ve ever heard of, unreal!
    Ricci Martin, Travoltas expectings twins, Lisa Marie Presley, Marcia Gross, The Jolie/Pitts, Jen Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rebecca Romijn, Roger Federer, P.Diddy, Charlie Sheen, Julia Roberts, Julie Bowen, Geena Davis, Nancy Grace, Marcia Gay Harden, Patrick Dempsey, Dennis Quaid, Garcelle Beauvais Nilon, Diana Krall & Elvis Costello, Al Pacino, Michael J Fox, Lance Armstrong.
    I mean what’s going on there?
    For such a small community, this is anything but strange!
    On top of that didn’t Rene have prostate cancer not that long ago?
    This would be donor IVF 100%

  21. fee says:

    MSat:Keep that hope alive. I have a family friend who didn’t want children for years, and then she turned 40 and decided she did want a child-and concieved naturally. It can happen.

  22. TeeTee says:

    poor Rene’, smdh….

  23. Peanut says:

    Yay for Celine and Rene!!! 🙂

  24. MsTriste says:

    I’m curious how old he is. It’s great news of course, I’m just always fascinated when a man over 50 can contribute viable sperm. Isn’t he in his 60’s? Anybody know what the record is for a man to contribute to conception?

    Oh and about the previous comment – Celebitchy and DListed are the Queen and adolescent Prince of the gossip blogs!

  25. Cheryl says:

    Well they (him, really) seem a wee bit old for new kids… but what the heck, I’m sure there are worse situations out there. It’s hard not to wish them well when they clearly want this so badly. I hope it’s all smooth sailing and that there’s a little girl in the mix too.

  26. d says:

    I think men can produce sperm for their entire lives. I think? Anyway. More power to ’em. They’re happy. Kind of nice in a world of spite and hate and bad news. Some positivity was in order here, so … congratulations to them (like they read this…)! Not a huge fan, but I loved her song “Falling into You.” It was playing constantly while I was working into a resort town years ago, dreaming about the guy who owned one of the tourist shops…sigh…
    Besides, she’s from my home province, so yay!

  27. lio says:

    He has his sperm frozen years ago, that’s how he managed to contribute “viable sperm”. And he is 68, which means that he will be 88 (or dead) when the twins will be 20…but i suppose it’s good news since everybody is so happy.
    I’m quite surprise that C.Dion is praised as such a good mother, though. Especially from people who spend days to bash Katie Holmes. I can’t see how René-Charles’ education is much more appropriate than Suri’s, but whatever…

  28. Larissa says:

    Angélil is now 68 and in my honest opinion, too old to be a daddy!!!
    But I am happy for Celine anyway, I truly hope that she found her happiness and that she will feel complete now she is bound to become a mommy again!

  29. ogechi says:

    Congrats to Celine and her husband Rene Angelil.

    I pray you have a baby girl you would name Ogechi LOL which means ‘God’s time is the best’. Lol lol lolllz.

  30. Slymm27 says:

    Congrats to both of them.we sometimes forget that gettin pregnant naturally, is such a huge miracle. Prayers for you Msat. Just make sure you also have fun trying.

  31. SerenityGarden says:

    Rene had his sperm frozen before his cancer treatment and I believe Lance Armstrong did also (testicular cancer).

  32. Trillion says:

    Msat: Everyone’s life has a different trajectory, but IMO, 40’s is the perfect time to become a mommy. Not for everyone, but it was certainly the case for me, so keep on practicing unsafe sex and good luck!
    My own dad was 56 when I was born and I never thought of him as “old”. He was just my dad. He did all the same stuff other kids dads did. 68 is a lot older than 56 though…

  33. gg says:

    I’ve always thought that Rene looked like the cleanest man in the world. Not sure why.

  34. Camille says:

    I respect and like her honesty about how she got pregnant.
    More over 40 celebs who ‘amazingly’ have twins should be as honest. Congrats to the family!

  35. original kate says:

    i wonder why they just don’t adopt? i’m confused by couples who already have a kid and then struggle with IVF when they could adopt a baby. in any case, congrats – she seems like a nice person.

  36. Rita says:

    Celine has to be the classiest celebrity of all time. She has such great talent and wealth to match but she’s a real person, even with all the glamour. She adores her elder hubby and son. I hope she has twin girls and love continues to fill her life. She has so much and as the truly beautiful woman that she is, I wish her even more.

  37. Dallas says:

    Congrats to both of them! Whatever the sex, I know they will be loved and have a fabulous life.

  38. MamiwithM says:

    Congrats, but honestly….they’re rich. Couldn’t they adopt 1,2,3 children? There are kids out there who need a happy, nurturing environment. Guess when you hit a certain age, adoption is the best option.

  39. MamiwithM says:

    Congrats, but honestly….they’re rich. Couldn’t they adopt 1,2,3 children? There are kids out there who need a happy, nurturing environment. Guess when you hit a certain age, adoption is the best option.

  40. Cakes says:

    OMG PEOPLE!!! IVF is NOT I repeat NOT NOT NOT!!! Gods work. IVF is a man made technology and its man made conception. If you cant concieve naturally then maybe thats a sign that biological children arent for you. Try adoption! This planet is already so over populated, why not adopt instead of birthing a litter. Maybe that could be the new trend instead of birthing litters like we are dogs. Just sayin!

  41. Oh, just 42? I thought she’s much older, 50+ 🙂

  42. I am happy for Celine, she wanted kid so much.

  43. MSMLNP says:

    Hey Cakes, God also didn’t “create” treatments such as chemotherapy and bypass surgery. So if you get cancer or have clogged cardiac arteries, that’s God’s way of saying “sorry pal, just give up”

    Just sayin’

    Babies are a blessing, not everyone is inclinced to adopt. They are entitled to choose their own road in their quest to be parents again.

  44. CT says:

    There always has to be at least one “holy roller” bringing it all down.

  45. cakes says:

    Msmlnp- I agree. But when chemo and bypass don’t work THAT’S gods way of saying “times up”.

  46. Trillion says:

    Wow, who knew god’s mysterious ways could be explained here on CB by “cakes”. Thanks!

  47. cakes says:

    Maybe yall would benefit from havin some Jesus in your lives. I mentioned God once, that does not make me a holy roller any more than it makes anyone who diagrees with me atheist.

    Jeez! For “intelligent” people some of yall need to work on your reading comprehension skills.

  48. Trillion says:

    If this is what having an imaginary playmate named “Jesus” in your life does to your brain process, I’ll pass.

  49. Cakes says:

    Im sorry you have to be so ugly about a difference of opinion, Trillion.

  50. celine dion will always be one of the best singer, she has the unique sounding voice :-“

  51. garcia says:

    Celine is one of good example of celebrities that has a happy family

  52. Joy says:

    Would it take 6 IVF cycles to use frozen embryos? Can embryos be saved for nine years? I thought they only saved them for five. Something is not adding up.

    Sorry, I still think she used an egg donor.

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