Celine Dion says her finest good friend Pepe Munoz has ”performed a lot for her psychological well being”.
The ‘My Heart Will Go On’ hitmaker was rumoured to be courting the 34-year-old illustrator-and-dancer after the pair spent lots of time collectively throughout Paris Fashion Week in January, nonetheless he’s ”homosexual”.
Celine stated: ”At first, I felt for him fairly a bit … Pepe is homosexual, and at first I feel some folks didn’t know that.”
The 51-year-old celebrity then opened up about their sturdy bond and the way Pepe has been her rock and somebody to ”hug” and go dancing with, following the passing of her beloved husband Rene Angelil in 2016.
The ‘Think Twice’ singer informed ‘Extra’: ”The factor is that he is my finest good friend and we dance collectively and he did a lot for me and even simply holding my hand … it is one thing that I have never had for a very long time … A hug from a 6ft3 man, it was fantastic … and folks actually thought there was a romance occurring.
”He did a lot for me, for my psychological well being, my spirituality, my power … my interior power.”
Quashing the courting rumours after they first emerged earlier this 12 months, Celine stated: ”We bonded instantly as pals, we had fun. It advanced.
”But when folks began to take footage and it was like, ‘Who’s that man? Rene?’ Let’s not combine every part.
”We’re pals, we’re finest pals. Of course we hug and maintain arms and exit, so folks see that.
”I imply, he is a gentleman. He’s giving me his hand to exit.”
Asked if she is single, she added: ”I’m.”
Celine – who has 18-year-old Rene-Charles and eight-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy together with her late husband – additionally insisted she would not thoughts the hypothesis about her relationship with Pepe.
She stated: ”I do not thoughts as a result of he is good-looking and he is my finest good friend.”