Singer Celine Dion says she asked her husband Rene Angelil to “trust” that she would be ok after he died and not to spend his final moments worrying about her and their three children.
The 48-year-old star’s husband lost his battle with cancer on January 14 and was worried about the future of his wife and their children, Rene-Charles, 15, and twin boys
Nelson and Eddy, five, without him there to support them.
Recalling their last conversation by his bedside, she said, “You were worrying for my career. You were worrying for the children. You were worrying for everything. It’s enough. Do you trust me? Please do. Trust me. The kids are fine. I’m fine. I promise you we’re gonna be OK. Please leave in peace. I don’t want you to worry.”
The “My Heart Will Go On” singer explained to her kids their dad was leaving them and going up to heaven and asked them to remember the animated children’s movie “Up”, which features the story of childhood sweethearts Carl and Ellie Fredricksen.
Ellie gets sick and passes away in her old age but Carl goes on to follow their life-long dream of visiting the beautiful Paradise Falls and travels there in his flying house, which is attached to hundreds of balloons.
During an emotional interview on “Good Morning America”, she said, “Before I told them that their dad was not there, I talked about when we, everybody, gets sick. Then I said, ‘Do you remember the movie Up?.’ It’s one of our favourites. ‘Oh,’ they said, ‘Yes, Ellie went up. You know, she, with the balloons.’ And I said, ‘Well, yeah… You know, today Papa went up’.”