Pattie LaBelle is an American singer, actress, and entrepreneur. Her career took after performing with the first singing group, the Ordettes, in 1960, with schoolmates Jean Brown, Yvonne Hogen and Johnnie Dawson. Later she worked for the song “I Sold My Heart to the Junkman”.
After she recorded for the Blue Belles, she was selected to promote the recording of “I Sold My Heart to the Junkman”, which had been recorded by The Starlets, but was assigned as a Blue Belles single due to label conflict.
Her solo song had also a crossover top 40 hit on the Billboard pop and R&B charts after King Records issued it. LaBelle songs, including Lady Marmalade and New Attitude, are well-known hits and has even been covered by Christina Aguilera.
She is also famous for her hit song including Patti LaBelle, Tasty, It’s Alright with Me, Released, The Spirit’s in It, I’m In Love Again, Patti, Winner in You, Be Yourself, This Christmas, Gems, Flame, When a Woman Loves, Timeless Journey, Classic Moments, The Gospel According to Patti LaBelle, Miss Patti’s Christmas, Bel Hommage and many more solo songs.
Husband, Wedding, and children of Patti LaBelle
After she got numerous proposals from Armstead, she changed her name on 23rd July 1969. She tied the knot with producer and manager, Armstead Edwards, at Maryland. They welcomed their son Zuri Key Edwards in 1973. Furthermore, the duo looks after Patti’s late sister Jacqueline’s children, son, and daughter. The caring and loving nature Patti had also adopted two children named Dodd and Stanley from a foster care home.
Caption: Patti LaBella and husband Armstead Edwards wedding in 1969, Maryland. (Credit:HuffPost)
Sadly, in 2000 the duo got divorced after realizing they didn’t want to grow old together. The initiation was taken after both of them realized they could no longer stay together.
Caption: Patti LaBell and husband Armstead’s broken marriage, reveals more emotional elements.
However, the divorce was finalized after three years i.e. 2003. On an interview with HuffPost, she said;
“We realized that we couldn’t live together anymore. We liked each other from a distance.When you feel that, somebody gotta go.”
She further added,
“I never hated him. He never hated me.We just couldn’t live together not because of physical fights or anything. We never fought, thank God, in 32 years. We got along even when we didn’t get along! But then we realized that we had to leave each other. We’re cool now, he is one of my best friends.”
Even after they are divorced, they are still good friends. The ex-pair celebrated Armstead’s birthday together in May 2019, along with their grandkids.
Since 2016, he has been in a relationship with Eric Seats, a 44 years old singer and drummer. As of 2019, the duo is still together and transparent about their relationship through social media.
Birthday, Age and wiki of Patti LaBelle
The American singer, actress, and entrepreneur was born as a Patricia Louise Holte later she got famous as her stage name Patti LaBelle. She celebrates her birthday every year on May 24, In 1944, she had opened her eyes in the Eastwick section of Southwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The beautiful Patti is the second youngest child of Henry and Bertha Holte’s three children, and the next-to-youngest of five children overall.
She had grown up with her parents and siblings at his hometown and birthplace. She has a sibling named Thomas Hogan Jr. (b. 1930), Vivian Hogan (1932-1975), Barbara (1942-1982) and Jacqueline “Jackie” (1945-1989). Pattie’s father used to be a railroad worker and club performer and her mother was a domestic. Since childhood, her parents divorced, which left her single mother to take care of the family’s needs.
Educational Background and ethnicity of Patti LaBelle
The gorgeous American singer and actress had done her schooling from John Bartram High School. Belonging to the Afro-American Nationality while she holds an American Nationality. During, her school time she won several talent competitions. Besides this, there are no details on her further educational background and academic qualification as well.
Awards, Nominations and net worth of Patti LaBelle
As one of the phenomenon singer and actress, she was rewarded with Numerous Awards. She had become a “Superwoman” of Grammy Awards (Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals).
Caption: Patti LaBella awarded with Life Time Achievement at BET Awards, 2011. (Credit: International Business Time)
She was also the winner of Entertainer of the Year, Outstanding Performance – Variety Series/Special, Outstanding Female Artist, Outstanding Actress – Television, Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special, Outstanding Gospel Artist and many more. As of now, her net worth has been estimated at around $ 50 million US dollars.