Patti LaBelle Husband, Children, Family

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Patti LaBelle Husband, Children, Family

Patti LaBelle is considered the queen of rock and soul music. Her songs, such as Lady Marmalade and New Attitude, are well-known hits, even covered by Christina Aguilera.

Apart from the star's amazing career, the fandom is also very curious about her married life and children.

Does Patti LaBelle Have Children?

The classical singer was married to her producer and manager, Armstead Edwards, and has five children. It all started after their professional relationship took a personal turn as they fell for one another.

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But, even after getting multiple marriage proposals from Armstead, she denied. However, Patti changed her mind and eventually proposed to him instead. Finally, on 23rd July 1969, the couple officially became husband and wife.

Their marriage resulted in the birth of son Zuri Key Edwards in 1973. Furthermore, the pair also took upon the responsibility to look after Patti’s late sister Jacqueline’s children, son, and daughter.

She even adopted two children named Dodd and Stanley from a foster care home.

Patti LaBelle with Her Grandchildren

Patti LaBelle with Her Grandchildren (source: Instagram)

Now, her family has grown bigger, adding to the happiness which is her grandchildren.

Moving on to her romantic life, is she still married or dating someone? Let's find out:

Is LaBelle Still Married?

Unfortunately, in 2000, Patti and her former husband Armstead got divorced amicably after realizing "they didn’t want to grow old together." Even after going their separate way, the formerly married pair remain good friends. The ex-couple celebrated Armstead's birthday together on May 2019, along with their grandkids.

Interestingly, the music icon did not give up on finding love at the age of 75. She started dating Eric Seats, then 44 years old singer and drummer.

Patti LaBelle with Former Boyfriend Eric Seats

Patti LaBelle with Former Boyfriend Eric Seats (source: Instagram)

Now at the age of 77, the star singer is no longer with her ex-boyfriend and stated, “I still have time to find a husband,” she also exclusively told The Post in 2019: “I don’t want a boyfriend. I want a husband.”

More on LaBelle

At the height of 5 feet and 5 inches (1.6 meters), Patti was born on 24th May 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as Patricia Louise Holte.

Her stage name LaBelle ( meaning beautiful in French) allegedly has a very racist origin. Well, it was adopted after one of her record executives suggested that her skin tone was too dark to please the audience.

Since she was working in the all-girl group The Blue Belles back then, the stage name stuck with her throughout her life.

The 75-year-old singer’s father, Henry Holte, worked as a railway worker and lounge singer, whereas her mother was a housewife. Her parents divorced, which left her single mother to take care of the family’s needs.

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Patti's mother also had the responsibility to look after the singer's three elder sisters: Barbara, Jacqueline, and Vivian Holte. Despite the hardships, her mother had a significant and generous soul and also adopted another girl named Claudette Grant.

Sadly, all of Patti's three biological sisters lost their lives to cancer.

Talking about the star singer's accomplishments, she was honored with several Grammy titles and got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Apart from her music career - which spans more than 40 years -she has also tried her hands at cooking. The songstress released cookbooks, namely Recipes for the Good Life and LaBelle Cuisine: Recipes to Sing About.

With more than 40 film credits to her name, the singer and actress has a raving net worth of $60 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Witnessing the star's rising and successful career we cannot wait to update you guys more on her!