Whenever we see her at events, galas or award ceremonies, Celine Dion oozes elegance and displays a confident and cheerful attitude, but apparently, that’s just a façade that masks private despair.

A recent report by Radar Online is saying that behind closed doors the “My Heart Will Go On” singer is on the verge of an emotional breakdown following the death of her husband.

Fans of the Canadian star who have followed her life in the past year know that tragedy has struck twice for her at the beginning of 2016, when her husband of 21 years, René Angélil died after a long battle with throat cancer, followed by her brother Daniel Dion’s passing two days later, also of cancer.

During the decades she spent in the limelight, the 48-year-old has created an image as both a complete artist and a style icon, always displaying a flawless complexion. She is one of the most recognised voices in the whole world, with millions of fans all over the globe, whom she doesn’t want to disappoint.

However, a source close to the singer says:

Celine always wants to appear strong for her three kids. But behind closed doors she is in a flood of tears every time she thinks of their deaths.

Not everybody in the online world agrees with this report, though, as Gossip Cop has tried to debunk these rumours, claiming that they have it on good authority that the “emotional collapse” allegations are false.

Celine was most recently seen in Paris for Fashion Week and for her stage return in the city, and she looked every bit the polished star and seemed to be in high spirits whenever she was spotted in public, greeting the crowds with a smile, posing for selfies and signing autographs.

Anyone who has suffered a loss knows that it is not easy to go on and it’s normal to feel distraught after such an event.

Celine Dion is a strong woman and accomplished artist, she continues working and honouring the memory of her late husband.

Moreover, she has always said that she wanted to be strong for her children and make her husband proud by following his famous chant:  “the show must go on.”