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Celine Dion posts public apology to beau after outlets say he has ‘too much influence’ over her

It reported on Monday that Celine Dion’s inner circle ‘fears that her best pal, backup dancer, Pepe Muñoz, has too much influence over her.’ 

And after the story was picked up and re-published by various outlets, the singer is now hitting back, sending Pepe, 34, a public apology on Wednesday.

The 51-year-old beauty’s team took to her Instagram account to post the apology in both English and French, however failed to include Celine in their sign-off. 

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Standing by Pepe: Celine Dion's 'inner circle' took to her Instagram account on Wednesday to share a public apology to her 'toy boy' Pepe Munoz after media claims that he has 'too much influence' over the singer; seen in January in Paris

Standing by Pepe: Celine Dion’s ‘inner circle’ took to her Instagram account on Wednesday to share a public apology to her ‘toy boy’ Pepe Munoz after media claims that he has ‘too much influence’ over the singer; seen in January in Paris

The letter began with addressing the dancer, hair and clothes stylist and artist with, ‘Dear Pepe.’  

‘As the real members of Celine’s “inner circle,” we are saddened and disappointed by an untruthful story that surfaced in the media on Monday, quoting multiple sources who claim they are part of the inner circle and that you have too much influence over Celine, and that you are isolating her.

‘These “sources” have nothing better to do than to spread untrue gossip. Don’t let it get you down… and keep up the great work. We love you!’ 

Was a public message the right thing to do? Celine's people posted the note in English and Spanish on Instagram to which there were mixed thoughts in the comments

Was a public message the right thing to do? Celine’s people posted the note in English and Spanish on Instagram to which there were mixed thoughts in the comments 

The note was signed off by Celine’s ‘inner circle’ including; Dave, Dee, Denis, Lina, Michel, Naomi, Suzanne, Sydney, Sylvie and Yves.

And while a few – such as stylist and personality Brad Goreski – found the note inspiring, other fans were slightly confused. 

‘Who’s Pepe what’s happening here,’ commented one, while another offered: ‘I find it odd that this is being addressed so publicly.’ 

The leader of all: The public apology comes after a Page Six reported that multiple sources has said that Pepe, who's also her creative director had 'helped orchestrate the exit of some of Dion's senior team, including former stylist Law Roach (pictured January 2019)

The leader of all: The public apology comes after a Page Six reported that multiple sources has said that Pepe, who’s also her creative director had ‘helped orchestrate the exit of some of Dion’s senior team, including former stylist Law Roach (pictured January 2019) 

Close pals :Pepe shares mostly shots of Celine on his personal Instagram page

Close pals :Pepe shares mostly shots of Celine on his personal Instagram page 

The public apology comes after a Page Six reported that multiple sources has said that Pepe, who’s also her creative director had ‘helped orchestrate the exit of some of Dion’s senior team, including former stylist Law Roach.’ 

They also said he likes to ‘take over’ and that Celine’s ‘in love with this guy.’ 

‘Pepe is like her boy toy who is really trying to take over,’ they reported. 

‘He’s isolating her and people are feeling it. She’s in love with this guy and listens to everything he’s saying. People go to him when they have questions. He’s fully taken over. The only people around her now [are] Pepe, the hairdresser and the stylist.’  

Page Six: 'He's isolating her and people are feeling it. She's in love with this guy and listens to everything he's saying. People go to him when they have questions. He's fully taken over. The only people around her now [are] Pepe, the hairdresser and the stylist'

Page Six: ‘He’s isolating her and people are feeling it. She’s in love with this guy and listens to everything he’s saying. People go to him when they have questions. He’s fully taken over. The only people around her now [are] Pepe, the hairdresser and the stylist’

‘It’s crazy. She knows he’s gay and is accepting of it. She needs someone close to her and she fell in love. He’s turned into a René type,’ the source added. 

Another insider told the publication that ‘people are freaked out’ by their closeness. 

‘People are freaked out by it. He has this clique that he keeps very small. It’s Céline, himself, a hair person and the stylist. That’s the group — even management goes to him when they need something.’  

All By Herself? Sources claimed that Celine and Pepe were inseparable, with the star rarely seen on her own besides when performing (pictured in Hyde Park in June 2019)

All By Herself? Sources claimed that Celine and Pepe were inseparable, with the star rarely seen on her own besides when performing (pictured in Hyde Park in June 2019)

Just friends: The My Heart Will Go On singer was forced to defend her friendship with Pepe after dating rumors ignited earlier this year (pictured July 2019)

Just friends: The My Heart Will Go On singer was forced to defend her friendship with Pepe after dating rumors ignited earlier this year (pictured July 2019) 

Their close bond comes after Celine’s husband René Angélil passed away from cancer back in 2016. 

The My Heart Will Go On singer was forced to defend her friendship with Pepe after dating rumors ignited earlier this year. 

‘The press said, “Oh my God, René just passed and now there’s another man”. Yeah, there’s another man in my life, but not the man in my life . . . We’re friends, we’re best friends,’ she told The Sun.  

Moving pieces: Their close bond comes after Celine's husband René Angélil passed away from cancer back in 2016 (pictured in 2011 with their three kids, René-Charles, 18, and twins Nelson and Eddy, eight)

Moving pieces: Their close bond comes after Celine’s husband René Angélil passed away from cancer back in 2016 (pictured in 2011 with their three kids, René-Charles, 18, and twins Nelson and Eddy, eight)

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