| 12.8°C Dublin

Double joy as singer Celine expects twins

Celine Dion's wish to have another child looks set to come true as the Canadian singer and her husband have announced that she is pregnant -- and expecting twins.

Dion's husband and manager Rene Angelil told People magazine that Dion (42) is 14 weeks pregnant after undergoing six attempts at IVF after a failed pregnancy last year.

He said they plan to find out the sex of the babies next month.

"We're ecstatic. Celine is just hoping for a healthy pregnancy.

"She was hoping for one baby and the news that we are having two is a double blessing," Angelil (68), told People.

Dion and Angelil have a nine-year-old son, Rene Charles, who was also conceived through in vitro fertilization.

Dion, a five-time Grammy Award winner, is among the top-selling singers of all time, having sold more than 200 million albums around the world.

Her hits include the Titanic theme My Heart Will Go On and If You Asked Me To.