Making good on her expressed desire to have more children, Céline Dion is pregnant.
A rep for the 41-year-old singer confirmed the news to various outlets saying, “Celine and René [Angélil] are very happy,” and “They are crazy in love over the news and … they are overjoyed.” A family friend also tells PEOPLE, “We learned this morning.” Herself the product of a family of 14, Dion only learned of her condition on Monday, reports Tuesday’s Journal de Montreal, after she and her husband, Angélil, 67, conceived with the help of a team of fertility doctors in New York. The couple’s one child together, son René-Charles, was born January 2001. The rep tells ET Canada he “starts his first day of private school today.” Angélil also has three other children from two previous marriages.
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According to reports in the French language press, Dion, whose concert tour ended in March, took time off this spring to concentrate on becoming a mother again. She also visited the clinic of Dr. Zev Rosenwaks, the Manhattan-based fertility expert who helped with the birth of René-Charles. Quoting a previous interview the newspaper had conducted with Angélil, the Journal reports that “everything hinges on the pregnancy” in terms of Dion’s future professional plans — and that a pregnancy now could conceivably delay the singer’s scheduled return to Las Vegas in fall 2010.