"It was a very emotional moment," says Celine's husband, Rene Angelil, of the birth.
Among all of the sordid stories we cover about celebrities and their drug-fueled romps with hookers (ahem, Charlie Sheen,) it's always nice to come across an uplifting tale, like the one of Celine Dion and her brand new twin baby boys!
After having their 9-year-old son, Rene-Charles, together, the 42-year-old French Canadian singer and her husband Rene Angelil tried five, heart-breaking more times to get pregnant again without success. (Celine also suffered a miscarriage in 2009.)
So, this week's arrival of the two boys, whose names haven't been released, was a momentous occasion for the Dion-Angelil family!
"We have tried five times since March 2009 to conceive. It's very hard," said Rene to US Magazine, adding, "So when Saturday at 11:11 came, and they showed us the first baby that was crying, we were crying." Celine Dion Is Expecting Twin Boys
"It was a very emotional moment," he continued, "and even though we didn't speak to each other, we were both thinking about the time it took. We are very lucky, very privileged and very fortunate to have these boys."
Although the boys are twins, they aren't identical, so hopefully that will help family members and friends tell them apart in the future, especially their excited older brother, Rene-Charles. Celine Dion's Pregnancy Ends In Miscarriage
"He was very, very happy that it was boys," said the elder Rene to the magazine. "I remember a few months ago when his mom told him the day we would find out the sex of the baby, his reaction pointing to his mom’s belly was 'I hope there's not too many girls in there.'"
Like many typical celebrity moms, Celine is already thinking about getting back into shape, so that she can begin rehearsing for her new show in Las Vegas in mid-January.
"It gives her three months to recoup, and she thinks she can do it," said Rene, who, we should note, is also her manager!
A big congrats to Celine and her family!
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