After going through a tragic miscarriage less than a year ago, Pop singer Celine Dion is pregnant with twins. The 42-year-old Canadian music icon has a 9-year-old son and is now 14 weeks along, as confirmed by her husband René Angelil. Dion and her 68-year-old husband underwent six in-vitro fertilization attempts, alongside having acupuncture to increase her chances of pregnancy. It’ll be another month before the happily married couple learns the sex of their twin babies.
“She was hoping for one baby and the news that we are having two is a double blessing,” Dion’s husband told People Magazine.
Back in Februrary, Celine Dion paid a visit to “The Oprah Show” to discuss her miscarriage, which happened six months after she announced her pregnancy in August 2009.
“It’s life. You know? A lot of people go through this, but it’s not being told because it’s not in the newspaper,” Dion told Oprah Winfrey. “I will be the happiest one to tell you when I’m pregnant,” she told Winfrey. “And if not, I’m the luckiest artist, especially wife and mother of a wonderful son. So I’m glad.”
Dion says she wasn’t willing to discuss her recent pregnancy until she was further along. She talks more in detail with CelebrityBabyScoop.com:
“I don’t want to talk about it so much because I’m superstitious, but I know people have been very wonderful for us and praying for us,” she said at the time. “Once you live in show business and everything spreads out so quick and every pregnancy you have to wait three months to make sure it’s all okay and it’s nerve racking. We’re not getting any younger and you always think it’s your last chance, you’re last try.”
Congratulations are in order for Celine and her family!