Cline Dion is still “recovering.”
The 51-year-old singer sat down with the “Today” show for an interview that aired Wednesday ahead of her upcoming Courage tour, and said she’s not ready to move on romantically, nearly four years after the death of her husband, Ren Anglil.
“I don’t date. I’m not ready to date. I’m very lucky and happy to have so many people in my surrounding to make me they make me laugh, but I miss to be touched,” she shared. “I miss to be hugged. I missed to be told, You’re beautiful. I miss what a boyfriend and I miss what a husband would do.”
Dion was briefly rumored to be dating her backup dancer and close friend Pepe Muoz, though many speculated he was simply her gay BFF. The “Power of Love” singer ignored the rumors and instead focuses on her new music and her final moments with Ren.
“He called me before a show and give me a little message: ‘I love you and when I came home that night, it was very, very late … And I didn’t want to come and wake him up to give him a kiss, to wake him up and then he can’t find sleep again,” Dion recalled on “Today.” “And the next morning, he was gone. So, we talked before. And he sent me a text message. So we said goodbye.”
Ren died in January 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He was 73.
The couple share three children , Ren-Charles, 18, and twins Eddy and Nelson, who are 8 years old. They wed in 1994.