Here's What Celine Dion Looks Like In Real Life Vs. Instagram

Céline Dion is a worldwide icon who has embraced the ever-evolving nature of social media. With 5.1 million followers on Instagram, Dion mainly uses the platform to promote her music and the causes closest to her. In recent months, the singer had been absent from posting due to ongoing health issues that caused her to postpone her Courage World Tour and her Las Vegas Residency. "I'm heartbroken by this," the singer said in a statement posted to Instagram in October 2021. "To not be able to open this November saddens me beyond words." Speaking to the French outlet Voici, Dion's sister Claudette affirmed that her sibling's health issues were thankfully not serious. "Celine always confides in me and asks for advice when something is wrong," she said (via Hello!). "I know she's in good spirits."

Dion slowly made her way back onto Instagram as she recovered, sharing her love of being a mother in May and acknowledging the global struggles that many mothers face in different types of crises. In the beautiful photo accompanying the post, a bare-faced Dion looked positively glowing, surrounded by her three boys. This has become somewhat of a regular occurrence for Dion, who has begun to show more of her natural beauty on the platform. 

Céline Dion feels more in charge of her body since turning 50

Céline Dion shared one of her first natural snaps in October 2020 on Instagram, celebrating Thanksgiving in Canada by going on a hike and basking in the sunshine. The singer wrote, "in challenging times it's even more important to reflect on everything that we are grateful for." This image was one of the first times Dion shared a more natural look on social media. She has continued to post more and more bare-faced looks amongst her beautiful glamor shots, often used to promote her music.

Speaking to Allure after becoming an ambassador for L'Oréal Paris in 2019, Dion spoke of finding confidence after turning 50. She said that using the typical beauty products to accentuate the good parts of herself (inside and out) made her feel even more "in charge" of her mind and body. "When you feel more in charge, it gives you an extra voice. Even though I still use my voice for singing, I now have a little [extra] voice for raising my children, for making decisions," she explained.

Dion likes to take time for herself by spending it with her family

When Céline Dion takes time off, she likes to ground herself with the things she loves the most — coffee and her family. "I don't go to spas, I don't have facials, I hate having manicures, pedicures," she told The Sun. "I prefer to have candles, a coffee, a look at magazines, do finger painting with my kids, have tea at teatime — tea and cookies and scones." Speaking to, Dion added that if she has five minutes, she'll often go to bed to shut off her mind. And while she's "tried many things" to turn off her mind from work, she almost always comes back to dancing when she has the time. "I like to move," the singer told the website.

And while Dion's life may seem perfect on Instagram, it's far from it. "You have to deal with it. Whatever life imposes — sickness, or whatever, you don't have a choice," she said in an interview with the lifestyle magazine Magnifissance. "This is life, this is nature. But you do have a choice on how you're going to go through this."

The singer has been very open about her views on cosmetic surgery

Having been in the industry for over four decades, Céline Dion has never bowed to the pressures of the ever-perfect entertainment industry. "Show business can be a dangerous place," the star told Magnifissance. "Anyone that goes in the jungle can see the beauty, but you can be eaten up by nature as well." The pressure to look good has rarely affected Dion. Still, she's been very open about the idea of having cosmetic surgery "not to be different, but just for maintenance," as she said during an interview with The Sun.

She continued, "I'm still very open to what the future in the aesthetic world can bring to us that's reversible, for example." But for now, she's avoiding procedures that involve chemicals like Botox due to the risk of paralysis (via The Guardian). "If I sing and nothing moves I don't think it has the same impact, so I don't want to lose my emotion, conviction, sharing with the audience," the singer explained to The Sun.

For now, though, Dion is just happy in being herself — both inside and out. "Feeling beautiful makes you feel strong," she told Us Weekly. "And feeling strong makes you succeed."