Where has Celine Dion been hiding her adorable son? The Internet blew up when Rene Charles presented his mom with her Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards on May 22, and we’ve rounded up some fun facts to help you get to know the cutie a little bit better right here!
Celine Dion’s late husband, Rene Angelil, would be so proud to see how strong their son, Rene Charles, has been in the aftermath of his death. While his mom broke down in tears, the teenager kept his composure while they shared the stage at the Billboard Music Awards, and we just HAD to learn more about him. Find out everything we learned right here!
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1. He’s younger than you’d think.
Can you believe Rene is only 15 years old?! He was so incredibly composed while up on that stage during such an emotional moment, and is clearly mature beyond his years.
2. He gave a speech at his dad’s funeral.
Rene was only 14 years old when his father died in January, but he once again showed his strength by giving the most touching eulogy in his memory. “You left me now with enough good memories of you to share with my younger brothers,” he said, of his five year old twin siblings. “As they grow older, without you around, I’ll make sure to pass on what I’ve learned from you. You’re a tough act to follow, but with your help, everything’s gonna be fine. Dad, I promise you here that we’re all going to live up to your standards.”
3. He was conceived with in-vitro.
Celine and Rene had trouble having children for years, so when she was 32, she underwent two operations at a fertility clinic, then finally conceived their first son with help from in-vitro fertilization.
4. He’s a hockey player.
What would you expect with his Canadian roots?! Rene plays on the Nevada Storm Midget AA team, and clearly has a major love and passion for the game.
5. You can follow him on social media!
If you fell in love with Rene after the BBMAs, you can stay connected to him for life thanks to the power of the Internet! Rene is on Instagram (@pavdarawse) and Twitter (@pavdarawse11) — you’re welcome.
What do you think of Celine’s son, HollywoodLifers? Do you think he’s as adorable as we do?!