Patti LaBelle, 78, says she wants to date again after divorce: ‘I’m too good to be solo

February 21, 2023 0 Comments

Patti LaBelle visited the Jennifer Hudson Show this week and revealed that she is open to finding love.

The 78-year-old legendary singer was a guest on the talk show on Wednesday, and Jennifer, 41, quizzed her on her dating life.

‘I was married for 32 years to a wonderful man and we’re still friends, good friends,’ LaBelle said, referring to ex-husband Armstead Edwards whom she divorced in 2003.

The businesswoman, who is referred to by many as the Godmother of Soul, continued, ‘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.’

The songstress added with confidence, ‘But I’m too good to be solo!’ 

Love after love: Patti LaBelle visited the Jennifer Hudson Show this week and revealed that she’s open to finding love; pictured in November

When asked if she uses dating apps, the On My Own music artist replied, ‘What’s that? Okay, what are dating apps?’

After Jennifer explained the concept of digitally swiping through a collection of prospects, the iconic vocalist exclaimed, ‘I’ve seen that commercial!’

As the audience burst into fits of laughter, she continued, ‘I know what it is now!’ 

Patti, who hails from Philadelphia, gave a slither of information as she dished, ‘I do have a nice person in mind. I really do… But that’s my personal business.’

The women shared other notable moments in the midweek episode, like when they reminisced on the time when Hudson was filming the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect.

‘Aretha and I, we performed live together, so she wanted some ‘Respect’ information,’ Patti shared with the live audience.

Expressing her fondness of Jennifer, she gushed proudly, ‘I feel as though I’m her second mama. She’s like my other daughter.’

The living legend went on to say, ‘I really adopted you. When things happen in her life, with what she went through, she would always call me, her and [Jennifer’s best friend] Walter, and we would always give each other information. So you helped me a lot.’

Hot seat: The 78-year-old legendary singer was a guest on the talk show Wednesday, and Jennifer, 41, quizzed her on her dating life

The new talk show host was nearly moved to tears as her mom-like figure gave her good news during their sit-down chat.

The official Jennifer Hudson Show Instagram account shared a clip of LaBelle, who wore a royal purple pantsuit on the episode, shouted, ‘First of all, she’s been renewed!’

Dressed in a hot pink ensemble with her dark hair slicked back into a long ponytail, Jennifer’s showed a face of shock.

‘That’s like, the best thing ever!’ Patti exclaimed, adding, ‘She’s like my other daughter.’

Memory lane: ‘I was married for 32 years to a wonderful man and we’re still friends, good friends,’ LaBelle said, referring to ex-husband Armstead Edwards

Past love: Patti and then-husband Armstead pictured in Philadelphia in 1986

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