Our Celine who art in Vegas, hallowed be thy legs. Thy songs I sing and legs I can’t. Give us queen our daily grace, for your music is the way. And forgive those who turn away from your angelic hymns, but deliver them from distasteful music. For thine is the Water and the Flame. Amen.
Singer Celine, 45, is married to her manager, René, and they have three sons René-Charles, 12, and twins Eddy and Nelson, three.
Not a lot of people know this but I’m very good at… making leftovers look great. If there’s a piece of chicken in the fridge, I can transform it with a pasta cream sauce. My best friend is… Robin. She’s probably the most balanced person I know in my life. She lives in Florida and she’s wonderful. My nickname is… I don’t have one, but Whoopi Goldberg once introduced me on stage as “Ceylon Delong”. The bravest thing I’ve ever done is… well, I don’t think it’s brave, it’s more of a privilege. My niece died in my arms when she was 16 years old: she had cystic fibrosis. I was in bed with her, singing to her. My favourite TV show is… The Price is Right. I love game shows. I don’t watch TV much but when I want to spend some time with my husband, I go in his room, get in his bed with a little coffee and hold hands with him while we watch. My perfect evening is… in my PJs with the whole family. We wouldn’t watch television because RC [René-Charles] would want to watch one thing and Papa would want to watch something else and the twins are only three, but I just love having them all together. I’d like to say sorry to… my husband, because I think the person you love the most is always the person you hurt the most. You do things to them because you know they’ll be able to take it, and it’s not fair.