For weeks, the internet rumor mills romantically linked Celine Dion to dancer Pepe Munoz. The pair have spent a lot of time together recently.
There’s only one problem with this rumor: Munoz is gay.
The iconic singer set the record straight about their supposed romance as she announces her first world tour in over a decade. The back up dancer is, in fact, her friend.
Talking to Extra, the My Heart Will Go On singer said: ‘At first, I felt for him quite a bit. Pepe is gay, and at first I think some people did not know that.
‘The thing is that he’s my best friend and we dance together and he did so much for me and even just holding my hand… it’s something that I haven’t had for a long time… A hug from a 6″ 3′ man, it was wonderful… and people really thought there was a romance going on.’
Dion’s husband, René Angélil, died in 2016 from cancer. The pair were married for 22 years.
So throughout, Munoz has just been Dion’s rock through the hard times. The pair are often seen out together and are clearly very close.
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For the first time in over a decade, Celine Dion will tour North America. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 12. Team Celine presale starts Monday, April 8. For more info including all tour dates go to celinedion.com – Team Céline . Pour la première fois depuis plus de dix ans, Céline Dion sera en tournée nord-américaine. Les billets seront mis en vente le vendredi 12 avril et la prévente Team Céline débutera le lundi 8 avril. Pour plus d’informations, incluant toutes les dates de tournées, allez au celinedion.com – Team Céline
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The star has announced a World Tour, but the dates released so far are only in North America. She will be starting in Quebec City, Canada, on 18 September, before heading to two other Canadian cities. The rest of the tour will be in the US, ending in Las Vegas.
Her residency in Vegas is ending in June.