Céline Dion on criticism she's too thin: 'Leave me alone'

Posted at 2:57 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 15:57:51-05

Céline Dion doesn't much care if you think she's lost too much weight.

Photos of the singer looking more svelte than she has before and rocking haute couture have been causing buzz that she's gotten too thin.

In a recent interview with The Sun's Dan Wootton, Dion brushed off the criticism. "If I like it, I don't want to talk about it," she said. "Don't bother. Don't take a picture."

Dion is now 50 years old and said she's playing with style to find looks that help her "feel attractive."

"I'm doing this for me," the singer said. "I want to feel strong, beautiful, feminine and sexy."

But she's clear about her new look.

"If you like it, I'll be there," Dion said. "If you don't, leave me alone."

The superstar also talked about a variety of other subjects including life since she's turned 50, her son turning 18 and whether she has a new boy toy.

Her husband of more than 20 years, René Angélil, died of throat cancer in 2016 at the age of 73. Theirs was a well-publicized love affair as Angélil began managing his future wife when she was just a teen, and she said he was the only man she had ever kissed.

So there has been much speculation recently with Dion being seen out and about with dancer Pepe Muñoz.

Dion said she and Muñoz, 34, are "best friends" who bonded very quickly when they started dancing together. "Of course we hug and hold hands and go out, so people see that," she said. "I mean, he's a gentleman. He's giving me his hand to go out."