Radiating a sense of grace, style and elegance even at the age of 76, Patti LaBelle is an extremely talented personality.
Patti is a Grammy-award winning singer who is independent and inspiration for many people. She is also entitled and known as “Godmother of Soul” and is the queen of rock and soul music.
Let’s know more about the lovely legend’s married life, family, kids and earnings.
Husband And Children Of Patti LaBelle
Patti tied the knot with her manager Armstead Edwards on 23 July 1969 in Maryland at the Justice of the Peace. Their wedding reception was set small and casual which included hard-shell crabs and beer.
Initially, her ex-husband Armstead proposed thrice to Patti but she turned them all down. At the fourth time, Patti asked him to get married and Armstead took a few days and said yes.
They had a smooth love life until the duo had a realization that they no longer could stay together. After being together for more than 3 decades, the pair decided to call off their marriage legally in the year 2000 while their divorce was finalized in the year 2003.
They never hated each other neither they had physical fights so, the duo separated on good terms and parted as friends.
Still, even after their separation, Patti considers her ex-husband as her best friend.
Talking about her kids, Patti and Armstead have raised five children together. They welcomed their first child, son Zuri Kye Edwards in July of the year 1973. Later, they adopted two more children Stanley Stocker-Edwards and Dodd Stocker-Edwards. Addition to them Patti even adopted the kids of her sister Jacqueline Holte after her death. She raised daughter Stayce Holte and son William Holte.
All of her children have established themselves in the fields of interest.
Patti also has two granddaughters namely Gia and Leyla.
Relationship Details Of Patti LaBelle
Prior to Armstead, Patti was engaged to Otis Williams of The Temptations. They met in Philadelphia, the hometown of Patti early in the 1960s when The Temptations were playing in a show and soon after that they started being attracted to each other. However, Patti later realised that and felt that they were not an ideal match so, she decided to call off the engagement.
In the year 2016, Patti was dating 30 years old younger singer and drummer popularly known as Eric Seats. The duo first met when Eric was hired as Patti’s drummer. Their relationship lived for a short period of time
According to The New York Post, she is currently single and is not giving up in finding love as she wants a husband rather than a boyfriend.
What Is The Net Worth Of Patti LaBelle?
With the career-spanning of about 60 years as a prolific singer, actress, businesswoman and author, Patti LaBelle relishes the net worth of about $60 million.
She started singing from a very early age of her life. In her early career, she was the singer and frontwoman of the vocal group popularly known as Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles which was later changed into Labelle in early 1970s.
Moreover, she has written five cookbooks while she also has her own cooking channel series called Patti LaBelle’s Place.
Two times Grammy award winner and seven-time NAACP Image Awards winner for her songs, Patti has also received a star in Hollywood walk of fame.
More About Patti LaBelle
Patti LaBelle was born on 24 May 1944, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the daughter of father Henry Holte and mother Bertha Holte. She has three siblings, they are Barbara, Jacqueline, Vivian. Unfortunately, all the sisters of Patti are dead. Patti lost all her three sisters because of cancer.
According to the wiki, in the year 1996 Berkeley School of Music gave her an honorary Doctor of Music degree.
She was even been honoured by placing a street sign in her home town Pennsylvania week after the city misspelt her name. Broad Street between Locust and Spruce was renamed as "Patti LaBelle Way".