Celine Dion twins' names: Nelson and Eddy
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:14PM EDT
MONTREAL - Quebec's most famous diva has revealed the names of her twins.
Celine Dion announced the names in an interview with TVA network.
One will be called "Nelson," named after the great South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela. The other is "Eddy," after the French songwriter Eddy Marnay.
The interview, conducted by family friend Julie Snyder, was recorded on Oct. 13, shortly before Dion gave birth.
The highly sentimental production was sprinkled with scenes of family moments.
After several attempts with assisted reproduction, Dion and husband Rene Angelil had their second and third children on Oct. 23.
The late Marnay, whose career took off when the legendary Edith Piaf sang one of his songs, helped launch Dion to stardom.
He heard a recording of Dion when she was 13 and was instantly mesmerized. He agreed to produce her first songs.
The Algerian-born songwriter died in 2003.