Los Angeles: Singer Celine Dion says her late husband René Angélil was the only man she ever kissed romantically.

“Before he left, it was very, very difficult for all of us,” Dion told CBS News about her husband, reports eonline.com.

She added: “For me especially, and my children, to see the man of my life die a little bit more every day. And when he left, it was kind of a relief for me that the man that I love, the only man that I kissed, the only man that I loved. Yeah. I never kissed another man in my life.

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“So the man of my life was my partner, and we were one. So when he stopped suffering, I said to myself, he is okay. And he deserves not to suffer.”

Dion was just 12 years old when she was introduced to Angélil by her mother. He served as the singer’s manager and they later married in 1994. He died from throat cancer in January.