According to Radar Online, the Spanish hunk, whom Celine recently hired as her backup dancer, brings the best out of her. "Meeting Pepe has put a pep in her step. He makes her feel beautiful, sexy and alive," an insider tells the website.
The source further explains that Pepe is able to make her happy again after the death of her husband Rene Angelil in 2016. "She never expected to feel this way again after Rene died," the insider dishes. "Their sexy dances on stage detonated a passion in Celine, and she's having fun and letting go of her inhibitions."
However, an insider previously claimed that their relationship "is completely platonic" although they spent a lot of time together, especially during their visit to Paris last month. They decided to attend the Giambattista Valli fashion show together simply because Pepe has a side job as a fashion illustrator.
Pepe recently talked about their friendship in an interview with Vogue. "I'm going to be honest, I was freaking out [during first dance practice with Celine]," he recalled. "Then five minutes into it, she makes you feel welcomed, like you belong to the family, and like you're part of the group."