Considering how many love birds flock to Las Vegas to get hitched, it’s a bit of a shock that Celine Dion has never performed at a wedding ceremony — until now.
On Friday (April 5), the pop star schemed with Jimmy Kimmel to crash some nuptials with the late night host’s camera crew rolling. Jimmy Kimmel Live! has spent the last week in Sin City at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theatre. The venue is down the hall from the resort’s wedding chapel, so Kimmel, his trusty sidekick Guillermo, a drink-clutching David Spade and an elated Dion gave one happy couple the shock of a lifetime when they interrupted their vows to make their wedding a little more memorable.
Kimmel took over officiating, and the doors of the chapel opened to reveal Dion, who floated toward them while serenading them with her 1996 ballad (and Hot 100 chart-topper), “Because You Loved Me.”
Dion also joined Kimmel at his desk for a brief chat. After she walked out behind the newlyweds (and helped the bride, Kate, with the train of her gown), Dion sat down to talk about the end of her reign in Vegas, as her residency is coming to a close after a whopping 16 years. Kimmel joked that Caesars Palace may demolish their Colosseum, which was constructed for Dion’s first residency at the venue in 2000, which she didn’t find funny at all.
“You’re breaking my heart!” she cried. “First of all, it’s kind of bittersweet, leaving Las Vegas. This is my second home. For me, it’s not leaving Las Vegas, it’s taking a new route — it’s a new chapter.”
To support her new album, Courage, she’ll be mounting a world tour, and though she’s moving out of the Colosseum, she’s looking forward to playing there in the future — so that demolition won’t be happening if she has anything to say about it.
“I will not let them demolish the Colosseum,” she declared. “But they might open the roof, to make it even more [like] the real Colosseum, so all the other casinos can hear us.”
After a quick costume change into a dramatic gown, the Canadian diva belted out “Ashes,” her song from Deadpool 2. Watch Dion sing through the single on Jimmy Kimmel Live! below.