Celine Diondefinitely isn’t threatened by fellow Las Vegas regulars! As one of the city’s longest-standing veteran performers, the Canadian chanteuse was keen to pay her success forward by helping to ease the nerves of a friend and colleague: Gwen Stefani. As the former No Doubt member prepared to kick off her own residency on the strip, Queen Celine sent a beautiful bouquet of roses to show her support all the way from Asia!
Ahead of her Wednesday night (June 26) debut on the Sin City stage, Gwen revealed the sweet, blooming gift on social media. Taking to her Instagram story, the 48-year-old showed off the florals to her fans, also appropriately donning the chicest of Canadian tuxedos – a denim jacket over a denim skirt. In the video, Gwen can be heard exclaiming, “Oh my god! It’s Celine Dion!”
The next morning, after kicking off her residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino’s Zappos Theatre with a bang, Gwen returned to the platform to say, “I know I keep going on about this, but if you had this many flowers, you would brag too.”
But of course, Celine, who’s currently on an Asia-South Pacific tour, didn’t stop with flowers. The mother of two also included a card with a beautiful message that read: “Greetings from Macau, China! I wish I could have been there in person to cheer you on… Wishing you an amazing premiere!!!”
The two have made no secret of their love for one another, especially when Gwen was a judge on The Voice and Celine came on as her advisor. The Cali girl was quick to gush about the Quebec native on Today, saying, “There’s nobody like Celine … I am blown away by her unbelievable story.”
This is Gwen’s first-ever residency in Las Vegas, and she made sure to pull out all the stops! The mother of three opened her set with an emotional rendition of “I’m Just a Girl,” one of her older and most popular tracks. But before heading to the stage, a pre-recorded video played in which the former judge on The Voice shared her experience with love. “I feel I had so much love to give inside me, but I was unlucky in love, which has been a blessing because I’ve been able to write about that and share that and have this friendly, blessed musical career,” she shared with the crowd. She also went on to cover Rihanna’s hit song, “Umbrella” later in the evening.