In the world of music, Patti LaBelle is a legend. She has been singing for more than 60 years and she still sings her soulful hits. Because LaBelle has been famous for so long, her fans are always interested in hearing about what she does when she’s not on stage.
Find out how many times Godmother of Soul has been married, how many children she has and what she wants in a partner now.
How many times did LaBelle get married?
LaBelle has been engaged more than once, but she has only been married once. In 1964, LaBelle went out with Otis Williams of The Temptations and got engaged to him.
After being engaged to Williams for a year, LaBelle had second thoughts about getting married when he told her he wanted her to retire with him and move to Detroit. She decided to break up with him because of this.
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Five years later, she got married to Armstead Edwards, who used to be a school teacher. She told the Huffington Post that after turning Edwards down a few times, she asked him to marry her.
“[He] asked me to marry him three times, and I said no,” she admitted. “The fourth time, I asked him. He said, ‘Let me give it a few days.’ So he gave it a few days and he said yes.”
How many kids does she have?
Before getting divorced, the couple was together for more than 30 years. “We were together for 32 years and we realised that we couldn’t live together anymore,” she explained per (OprahMag).
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“We never fought in 32 years, thank God. We even got along when we didn’t get along. But then we realised we had to leave each other.” In 2003, they got a divorce, and LaBelle said that it was a friendly breakup. She said that Edwards is still one of her closest friends.
The person who wrote “On My Own” has five kids. Their names are Zuri, William, Stayce, Dodd, and Stanley. Zuri is the only child she and her ex had together. The others have been taken in. LaBelle also has a couple of grandchildren, whom she has proudly shown off on Instagram.
LaBelle wants a husband not a boyfriend
LaBelle did find love again after her marriage to Edwards ended. In 2016, she confirmed that she was dating her drummer, Eric Seats, who is 30 years younger than her and the same age as her son Zuri.
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Seats moved to Philadelphia from Los Angeles and lived with the superstar for a while. But things didn’t work out between them, so they decided to break up. LaBelle was clear about what she wants from a date when she was in her 70s.
She previously told the New York Post: “I don’t want a boyfriend. I want a husband … I have a wonderful life. My life is so good that a lot of men admire me and they try to look at me like that and I say, ‘Bye Felicia, Bye.’”
LaBelle also told the magazine that she isn’t actively looking for her next Mr. Right, but if it happens, it happens. She said, “It’s going to fall when it falls, you know? I’ll know when it’s right. I never look, never look, you know let it fall, right?”
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