Dion's Gambling Addict Husband Plays Poker With Eight-year-old Son
CELINE DION's husband RENE ANGELIL is teaching the couple's eight-year-old son how to play poker, in the hope it'll teach him a healthy attitude towards gambling.
Record boss Angelil has battled the vice for more than 30 years and fears young Rene-Charles will inherit his gambling genes if he doesn't learn to play cards responsibly.
So the pair spend evenings playing poker together.
In an interview with Canadian publication Le Journal de Montreal, Angelil reveals, "Our son has superior intelligence, and it's good that he's learning in a good way."
Angelil became so hooked on gambling he ended up bankrupt. He adds, "I've been a gambling addict for decades, and it's just like being an alcoholic. I've lost more than I've won.
"Before marrying Celine, I used to be able to gamble because I would borrow money from the bank, since my cousin was the bank manager. Then my cousin left his job and I went bankrupt in 1982."