More than three years after Celine Dion listed her stunning Florida estate, the property remains unsold. This has forced the Canadian songstress to slash USD$30 million off the asking price, leaving the home on the market for USD$45 million.
Celine and her late husband René Angélil listed the five-bedroom pad, which has its own water park, golf range and tennis court, for USD$72.5 million in 2013. The couple soon dropped the price down to USD$62.5 million but failed to attract any concrete buyers. Celine did succeed at selling her home in Quebec in February, and is reported to be planning to settle permanently in Las Vegas, where she has a residency show at Caesars Palace.
The move comes just weeks after Celine's beloved husband and former manager René passed away following a long battle with cancer. While Celine took a few weeks off to grieve both René and her brother Daniel with her three sons Rene-Charles, Eddy and Nelson, she has since made an emotional return to the stage at the end of February.
Celine remained poised and elegant throughout her performance, in which she paid tribute to her late husband. She told the audience: "You know René always surrounded me with the very best people possible. I trusted him so much, that I never had the chance to worry about anything.
"Now I guess it is only a natural impulse to constantly question myself. Would he let the kids play with these toys and is this song too fast, is this song too slow. Don't talk too much. It is pretty amazing that since he is no longer physically with me he is even more present.
Celine concluded: "We were one. And nothing has changed we will always be one."