Patti LaBelle Husband, Daughter, Family

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Patti LaBelle Husband, Daughter, 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 and has even been covered by Christina Aguilera.

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

Married Life, Children

The classical singer was married to her producer and manager, Armstead Edwards. 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 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.

Divorce & New Found Love

Unfortunately, in 2000, Patti and 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 isn’t giving up in finding love at her age of 75. Since 2016, she has been dating Eric Seats, a 44 years old singer and drummer.

Patti LaBelle celebrates boyfriend Eric Seats' birthday on 1st July 2019 (Photo: Eric Seats' Instagram)

Likewise, her young lover even moved to her town, Philadephia to be closer to the songstress. As of now, the pair are still together and transparent about their relationship through social media.

Bio: Age, Family, Siblings

Patti - height 5 feet and 5 inches (1.6 meters) - 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 life to cancer before their 44th birthdays, leaving a big hole in her life.

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