Celine Dion sees her husband in her sons.

Celine Dion

Celine Dion

The 'Because You Loved Me' singer was left devastated when her beloved spouse René Angélil died of cancer in January but has been taking comfort from their children, René-Charles, 15, and five-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy.

In her first in-depth on-camera chat since her spouse's death, Celine told TVA interviewer Marie-Claude Barrette: "Every day, I look at René-Charles, Nelson and Eddy and I see René."

The 48-year-old singer impressed Marie-Claude with her "unexpected strength".

The interviewer said: "I expected to encounter a weakened Celine and I met a woman of unexpected strength. I feel honoured to have had her first interview since the death of René."

The interview was taped last Thursday (12.05.16) at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, where the singer has her Las Vegas residency, and will air on the Montreal network on May 18.

On the same day, ABC News will air a "compelling" interview with the 'My Heart Will Go On' singer, who spoke at length with their correspondent Deborah Roberts.

A number of shows on the channel, including 'Good Morning America' and 'Nightline', will broadcast the chat.

Following the death of her husband, and also her brother Daniel Dion - who lost his own battle from cancer just a few days later - Celine took a break from her residency and on her return in February, she paid tribute to her late spouse.

She told her audience: "Through my life I only had eyes for my husband, who sat out here night after night. People thought that I was looking at him but I didn't need to because every time I closed my eyes, I felt René on stage with me - whether he was seated in his seat right there, in the balcony, backstage, or at home with the kids. He's always been on stage with me and nothing will ever change that.

"I might not hear his voice yet, but I talk to him, I think of him all the time. I feel and I know he hears me, one way or another. I know he will give me a sign for his approval or not. And now I can feel that he is telling me to zip it and start singing."

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