Celine Dion and husband Rene Angelil still haven't revealed the names of their twin boys born on Saturday. But proud papa Angelil, 68, opened up about the early, emotional arrival of the babies in an interview with Canadian TV show etalk airing on Monday and Tuesday.
"We have tried five times since March 2009 to conceive. It's very hard," he said of their well-known struggle to conceive. (Dion, 42, even suffered a miscarriage in 2009.)
"So when Saturday at 11:11 came, and they showed us the first baby that was crying, we were crying," he confessed.
"It was a very emotional moment," he continued, "and even though we didn't speak to each other, we were both thinking about the time it took. We are very lucky, very privileged and very fortunate to have these boys."
What do the little boys look like so far? "They do look alike," Angelil said. "But maybe they won’t look alike in a few months -- because they are not identical twins."
The little boys also have an ecstatic older brother in their son Rene-Charles, 9. "He was very, very happy that it was boys," Angelil said. "I remember a few months ago when his mom told him the day we would find out the sex of the baby, his reaction pointing to his mom’s belly was 'I hope there's not too many girls in there.'"
Dion is expected to begin rehearsing for her new Las Vegas show in mid-January. "It gives her three months to recoup, and she thinks she can do it," Angelil said.