Well that’s awkward!
Céline Dion has replied no to President-elect Donald Trump‘s invite for her to perform at the inauguration ceremony on Friday, Jan. 20 in Washington DC, according to The Wrap.
The inauguration team — which happens to be led by Mark Burnett, the producer of The Celebrity Apprentice — reportedly tried to book the A-list singer for the special occasion through Donald’s longtime friend Steve Wynn, who couldn’t successfully slot the French-Canadian music sensation. According to the news outlet, Wynn also failed at getting country music star Garth Brooks to perform that day as well.
Céline and Donald in 1999.
Despite the negative reports, Donald’s team is denying any troubles getting top talent at the special event next month. “First class entertainers are eager to participate in the inaugural events,” Boris Epshteyn, communications director for the Presidential Inaugural Committee told the site in an email on Wednesday, Dec. 21. “The inauguration as a whole will be an exciting and uniting celebration of freedom and democracy. We will be releasing further details at the appropriate time.”
The 70-year-old soon-to-be POTUS will be moving to the White House come January, but without his wife, Melania Trump, and their 10-year-old son, Barron. As previously reported, the mother and son will live in their Trump Tower penthouse so Barron can continue attending his prestigious private elementary school in NYC’s Upper West Side.
Donald, Melania and Barron in January 2015.
“Melania is extremely close to Barron, and they have become closer during the campaign,” a source close to the family told The New York Post. “The campaign has been difficult for Barron, and she is really hoping to keep disruption to a minimum.” The two will reportedly stay in NYC until Barron finishes the school year, but there are no set plans for them to move to Washington DC after.
However, Donald might not be without his family for long! His eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner, are reportedly looking for a home in Washington DC!