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Celine Dion Has a Message for Body Shamers

'Leave me alone'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2019 9:55 AM CST
Celine Dion is seen in Paris on Jan. 22.   (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

(Newser) – At 50, Celine Dion feels great and isn't bothered if you don't think she looks it. "I'm doing this for me," the singer tells the Sun's Dan Wootton of her thinner-than-usual frame, per CNN. "If you like it, I'll be there. If you don't, leave me alone," she adds in a dig at critics who said the singer looked "weak" and "anorexic" during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, per USA Today. "I have an opportunity to wear haute couture and the things that [make] me feel beautiful, strong, fearless, feminine, attractive," she said.

Dion, whose husband died of throat cancer in 2016, also denied rumors that she's dating 34-year-old dancer Pepe Munoz, who was seen walking arm-in-arm with the singer. "We're best friends. Of course we hug and hold hands and go out," she said, per the Montreal Gazette. Dion's 21-year marriage to manager Rene Angelil is expected to feature heavily in an upcoming French film about the singer's life. Valerie Lemercier will direct and star in The Power of Love, to be released in December 2020, per Variety. (Dion recently posed nude.)

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