Celine Dion and René Angélil's Twin Boys Celebrate First Birthday Since Their Dad's Death

“My Heart Will Go On” singer treats her family to a magical getaway

By Mike Vulpo Oct 26, 2016 6:18 PMTags
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Celine Dion's twin boys are ready to make some more magical memories.

As Nelson and Eddy Angélil's sixth birthday hit last weekend, their talented mom decided to treat her growing kids to a visit to the Happiest Place on Earth.

E! News has learned that the "My Heart Will Go On" singer and her boys arrived on Saturday where they quickly started to enjoy several rides and attractions at the Disneyland Resort.

An eyewitness spotted the famous mom and her twins on the Dumbo ride, where they were all smiles.

The singer and one of the twins rode together while the other twin rode with a female that was part of their entourage. However, the eyewitness told E! News Dion did not have a large entourage. "She blended right in. I wouldn't have guessed her out of the crowd", the eyewitness said.
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Along with a personal photographer, Dion was also with two security guards dressed in regular clothing.

"Celine looked amazing. She was dressed in white khakis, a white tank top and an elegant, flowy shawl. Her hair was in a beautiful bun," the eyewitness described. "She was the best dressed person at Disneyland. She looked really relaxed and super happy."

They must have really loved the Dumbo rode because Celine and the boys ended up riding it a few times in a row. "She was gracious and waved at people," the eyewitness added. 

According to a second insider, Celine and the kids couldn't get enough of Disneyland and even stayed in the park until it closed one night. "Celine and the boys are having so much fun. They are in great moods!" the second source shared with E! News. "They've been eating junk food non-stop like cupcakes, cookies, and candy."

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This is the first birthday for Nelson and Eddy since their dad's passing. For those who don't recall, René Angélil lost his battle with cancer back in January.

Since then, the boys have been able to grieve in private while their mom expressed how much the family appreciates the support.

"We have felt your love for René, and your prayers and compassion have helped us during this most difficult time...more than you'll ever know," Celine shared on her personal website. "I thank you from the bottom of my heart."

Just one year ago, Celine and her boys traveled to Disneyland for a birthday celebration. During their visit, the family enjoyed classic rides like the Merry-Go-Round, Dumbo the Flying Elephant and the Mad Tea Party.

While the famous family continues to adjust to their new reality, Celine can't help but stay strong for her youngest family members.

"They sense that mom is OK. They know what's going on. They know that dad is not coming back," Celine shared during an interview on Today. "My kids are fine, so I'm fine."

—Reporting by Holly Passalaqua