The singer had faced months of speculation about her love life after being photographed out-and-about with Spanish backing dancer Pepe Muñoz, who really loves her deeply and supports since she became a widow, but this is not the love of the passionate kind, Dion insists. It is just impossible for Pepe, as from this point of view he is 100% into men. But he danced with her and he gave her a hand to hold when she needed it, that is why he is a special person for her, but not every love should be sexualized. “I didn’t know if I was going to have the strength and the courage to sing again because [my late husband] René always sang with me. René was my second half,” the singer said, “I was afraid a little bit to not be cuddled at night. I was afraid to not have a partner to make me laugh.” And she will never love anyone the way she loved her husband of 22 years, René Angélil, who passed away in 2016, but she is blessed to have a supportive best friend by her side.