Patti LaBelle Opens Up To Jennifer Hudson About Her Dating Life
With lower than per week to go earlier than Valentine’s Day, Patti LaBelle is open to discovering love as soon as once more.
Appearing on the “Jennifer Hudson Show” Wednesday, LaBelle was requested about her relationship life, and famous that she was very a lot single ― and able to mingle.
“How old am I? 78,” the two-time Grammy winner mentioned. “I was married for 32 years to a wonderful man [ex-husband Armstead Edwards], and we’re still friends, good friends. So I think in life I need to find happiness for myself, other than what I had back in the day with him, which was wonderful.”
Showing a flash of the diva sass that helped make her a R&B legend, she added: “But I’m too good to be solo.”
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LaBelle famously proposed to Edwards, a former highschool vice principal, in 1969, and the couple have been married in Maryland that very same yr. Edwards grew to become his spouse’s tour supervisor, and the couple had three kids collectively.
By 2003, nonetheless, LaBelle mentioned she and Edwards had “realized that we couldn’t live together anymore,” and divorced later that yr.
“I never hated him. He never hated me,” she recalled to Oprah Winfrey in 2016. “We just couldn’t live together, not because of physical fights or anything. We never fought, thank God, in 32 years. We got along even when we didn’t get along! But then we realized that we had to leave each other.”
LaBelle’s stance on romance has shifted significantly in simply two years. In 2021, she instructed People that she was “not interested” in relationship.
“I’m just living my life like it’s platinum,” she mentioned on the time. “Thank God I have a lot of people who care for me. I live alone with my dog, Mr. Cuddles, and I’m looking for love from everybody. I am.”
In her chat with Hudson, LaBelle shrugged off the concept of utilizing relationship apps, noting that she already had her eye on a particular somebody. Still, she has no plans to publicly establish that particular person anytime quickly.
“That’s my personal business,” she quipped.
Dating apart, LaBelle shall be hitting the highway once more this spring as a part of a 2023 live performance tour. She returns to the stage March 10 in Hanover, Maryland.