Celine Dion poses with her siblings in rare family photo

By Sophie Hamilton

Celine Dion has shared a rare photograph showing her family celebrating her mother Therese's 90th birthday. The singer posted the snap on Instagram, writing, "What a privilege for all of us to still have you around. Happy 90th birthday mom! We love you." Her 1.3 million followers were delighted to see the picture, with one commenting: "Happy birthday to your dear mother! Kisses to family Dion!" and another fan writing: "Happy birthday to you beautiful mother Celine. Enjoy each other. I lost mine too soon."

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Celine, 48, and her large family looked to be having a lovely time together at the tea party for celebrate her mother's birthday in a sweet snap taken by photographer Denise Truscello. The family have been through a lot of heartache this past year, with Celine losing her husband Rene Angelil to cancer and then her brother two days later. Daniel passed away aged 59 - the loss was a huge blow to Celine and her family of 14 siblings. The Titanic singer, who is mum to three sons, has avoided the limelight this year to grieve privately. In August 2016 she released her new French album Encore un soir.

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Celine recently said of her husband's death: "When [René] left, he came inside of all of my kids' hearts and mine, he gave the rest of his 50 percent for me to be complete, to continue the rest of my life, to feel strong and to believe that I can still do this and he will always be with me." She has also revealed: "We are healing each day. My kids are doing really well and eventually you have to just move on. Yesterday is over, tomorrow is not here yet, so today is today."

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