Patti Labelle Is Ready To Start Dating, And She Has Someone In Mind!
Patti LaBelle is open to finding love.Advertisement
During an appearance on “The Jennifer Hudson Show,” host Jennifer asked the music icon whether she was interested in dating, having finalized her divorce from Armstead Edwards in 2003 after three decades of marriage.
“Well sorta, kinda. How old am I? 78,” Patti replied. “I was married for 32 years to a wonderful man, and we’re still friends, good friends. And 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. But I’m too good to be solo.”
Jennifer also asked the singer if she had tried any dating apps.
“What’s that?” she laughed before the TV presenter explained the concept.
“Oh, that stuff. I’ve seen that commercial,” Patti continued, noting that she already has a potential suitor in mind. “I really do, but that’s my personal business.”
Elsewhere in the conversation, the star revealed that she would want either Fantasia Barrino or Ledisi to play her in a future biopic.
“They can sing. They’re awesome. I love those ladies,” she praised. “You guys are the ones who call me because I’m honest, and I’m blessed to know you, so I don’t want you to make any mistakes that I might have made. So, you’re gonna get the truth from Ms. Patti Patti.”
Patti LaBelle, 78, is ready to date: ‘I’m too good to be solo’
Patti LaBelle is ready to get her “gitchi gitchi ya-ya da-da” back in action.
The 78-year-old icon revealed on the “Jennifer Hudson Show” that she wants to start dating again.
“I’m too good to be solo,” the “Lady Marmalade” songstress declared.
The Godmother of Soul even has a potential suitor on her roster.
“I do have a nice person in mind, but that’s my personal business,” LaBelle said on Wednesday.
Previously, she was married for 32 years to Armstead Edwards, a former high school vice principal turned tour manager whom she regards as a “wonderful man.” The two have a son together, Zuri Kyle Edwards, 49.
But the biggest challenge for the “If Only You Knew” singer is finding a love who helps her maintain her “happiness.”
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Hudson asked the queen of sweet potato pies, “Do you ever do dating apps?”
LaBelle perked up with interest wanting to know, “What are dating apps?” but once Hudson explained, she dismissed it, saying, “Oh that stuff, I’ve seen that commercial.”
The two-time Grammy winner has never been concerned that she won’t be able to find a partner as she continues aging with grace.
“My life is so good that a lot of men admire me,” she told The Post in 2019. “They try to look at me like that and I say, ‘Bye Felicia, Bye.’”
The icon shares no plans on how she plans to shoot her shot to her mystery lover.Getty Images/Paras Griffin
But within the last two years, her outlook on dating has changed. In 2021, she told Page Six that the special person in her life was her dog, “His name is Mr. Cuddles, he’s my Shih Tzu.”
The singer explained she was not actively looking for a romantic partner at the time.
“It’s going to fall, when it falls, you know? I’ll know when it’s right,” she said.
Eventually, LaBelle will find “The Right Kinda Lover.”