Celine Dion’s twins baptised in traditional ceremony
Celine Dion baptised her twin sons in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 05, 2011.
The singer and her husband Rene Angelil christened four-month-old tots Eddy and Nelson at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, in a ceremony that featured chanted prayers and songs.
Her representative said of the Melkite Greek Catholic rite: “It was a beautiful, traditional family ceremony.”
The boys wore gowns by Baby Dior while their 10-year-old brother, Rene-Charles, was one of their godparents, along with Celine’s sister Linda and Rene’s three oldest children, Patrick, Jean-Pierre and Anne-Marie.
200 friends and family were in attendance, including the doctors who helped Celine, 42, conceive the babies through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and those who treated 69-year-old Rene when he had cancer over 10 years ago.
After the service, Eddy and Nelson napped while the rest of the family celebrated with a reception at nearby Caesars Palace.
Celine is due to start a residency at Caesars Palace on March 15 and recently said she will carry on breastfeeding her sons, despite the gruelling schedule.
When quizzed on what her plans for the boys are once her shows start, Celine said: “I can either go to them or they can come to me - it's going to be practical, it's going to be easy since I'm still breastfeeding the babies, so it's every three hours - for both.
“The show is an hour and 40 minutes. Then I have time to shower and get loose and relax and breastfeed the babies again and then have a bite and go to bed myself.” - Bang Showbiz
Pat Cusack, wrote
I have watched Ms. Dion with interest over the years since I first heard her great gift when she sang for a Papal visit in Montreal way back when. How disappointed I am that she and her husband continue to flaunt their great wealth when there is so much poverty in the world. I am a practicing Catholic and so was a bit distressed when the Church gave her permission to get married to a divorced man in the Church and also tolerated her method of conception. Perhaps artificial insemination is now permitted. So when time came for me to marry a divorced man in the Church, I was refused. The headline in a Montreal newspaper questioned how much did they pay the Church. Not a good scene for me at all, needless to say.
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