Celine Dion was in tears after the birth of her twins
The `My Heart Will Go On` singer - who delivered the two boys via Caesarean section on Saturday (23.10.10) - found the experience particularly emotional after undergoing six in vitro fertilisation (IVF) attempts in the last year alone.
Her husband Rene Angelil explained: "When Saturday at 11:11, they showed us the first baby that was crying, we were crying. It was a very emotional moment, and even though we didn`t speak to each other, we were both thinking about the time it took.
"We are very lucky, very privileged and very fortunate to have these boys."
The couple`s nine-year-old son Rene-Charles is also thrilled with the new arrivals because he was desperate to have a younger brother.
Rene said: "He was very, very happy that it was boys. I remember a few months ago when mom told him the day we were going to know if it was a boy or a girl or two boys or two girls - his reaction pointing to his mom`s belly he said, `I hope there`s not too many girls in there.` "
However, 42-year-old Celine only plans to take three months out from her busy schedule, and will begin rehearsing for her three-year Las Vegas residency, which starts in March, in January.
Rene added to Canadian entertainment show etalk: "We know she`s going to start rehearsing on January 17. It gives her three months to recoup and she thinks she can do it."