2007 American Music Awards - Audience

Last year January 2016, Céline Dion‘s husband Rene Angelil passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Since then the singer has taken time off and then gone on to continue her Las Vegas residency.

In a new interview with The Sun, 49 year old Céline spoke on not being ready to find love again.

Now it is definitely too soon for me, I am definitely in love with [René], married to him. He’s the love of my life. It’s very difficult for me to see myself with another person. The love that I have for him, I live it every day. And as a woman, we do have emotions and feelings that come and go. And it’s always with him.

She also spoke on finding comfort in her six-year-old twin sons, Eddy and Nelson. She said,

I organize myself to not feel lonely. So I got myself a huge, huge, huge bed and I sleep with my twins. They are comforting me a lot. I need them. I need them close. … When it’s time for them to say they want their room, their room’s ready. But we watch a lot of TV together. I’m discovering Disney. They’re really well because I’m strong, I’m sounding pretentious but if I don’t show them the way, they will question it. ‘Papa is not coming back but Papa is in your heart.’

She also spoke on finding a way to help her twins communicate with their late father.

We kiss him every night. We have a little ritual where we say goodnight to him with a little picture. Then the kids talk to him. And they write words, put them in balloons and we send the balloons to the sky.

Celine and Rene Angélil were married for 22 years.