Céline Dion Was Expecting Triplets, Lost One

Rep confirms the sad news to E! News, which singer first revealed on a French chat show prior to the birth of her twin boys

By Gina Serpe Oct 29, 2010 4:30 PMTags
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Now that her new twins are finally home from the hospital, Céline Dion is currently experiencing a mother's elated joy.

But sadly, that wasn't always the case during her well-documented pregnancy.

The singer's rep confirms to E! News that Dion and hubby René Angelil were originally expecting triplets, but devastatingly lost one early on in the pregnancy.

The news was first revealed by Dion herself during an obviously extensive and in-depth interview with a French news station given prior to the births of new sons Eddy and Nelson on Saturday.

At the start of the interview, she reportedly revealed the news, saying that just a few days after learning she was expecting triplets, one of their hearts stopped beating.

"He chose to let go to give space to his brothers to grow," she said of the loss.

It worked: the twins, along with their mom, were released from the hospital Wednesday night.