Did the French-Canadian singer finally announced the twins’ names? No, and in fact the boys remain nameless! “I’ve read nearly 15,000 names,” the 42-year-old mother of three admits, and adds, “and nothing has stuck.”
So what’s with the indecision?
“Because [elder son] René-Charles goes to school in the United States, he’s suggested English first names. My mother, on the other hand, has been hinting about very French first names and we’re going a little bit crazy trying to decide.”
Was she hoping for a girl this time around?
“Honestly if I had a choice, certainly I’d have liked to have a girl,” she admits. “But the day I learned that I was expecting two boys, I wasn’t disappointed. It was a day of tremendous joy. I’m truly happy. Everything went well and the babies are in good health. That’s all that counts.”
Conceived via in-vitro fertilization after six attempts, the twin boys are fraternal.
“They were in two different sacs,” husband René Angelil says. “During her pregnancy Céline had already remarked about their difference, saying, ‘One is more active than the other.’ ”
The twins were born via C-section, and the Power of Love singer laughs about the surgery, saying, “I’m telling you, if they could have come out through my ears at the time they were ready to come into the world, that would have suited me fine.”
With her return to the Las Vegas stage in March, is the new mom concerned about the 40 lbs. of baby weight she gained during the pregnancy?
“I don’t care about my figure. I never have and I’m not worried,” she says. “In any case, I’m not going on any diet because I want to breastfeed … Besides I have a really good stylist and if it’s a question of going up a dress size or two — well, so be it.”