Patti LaBelle is a legend in the music industry who has been sharing her music for over five decades. She is known to have been the leading member of the musical group, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. Moreover, she, along with the group, released some of the most iconic music like Lady Marmalade. The group was also the first African-American vocal group to land the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.
Patti LaBelle, Godmother of Soul, also had a solo career after her musical group separated. She has won The Grammy and also has her name in the Grammy’s Hall of Fame. Learn more on Patti LaBelle and get to know more on her, including her marriage, divorce, dating, children, net worth, and much more.
|Birth Name||Patti LaBelle|
|Birthday||May 24, 1944|
|Height||5 feet 5 inches|
|Profession||Singer, Actress, Businesswoman|
|Parents||Henry and Bertha Holte|
|Married/ Husband||Armstead Edwards (m. 1969–2003)|
|Children||Stayce Holte, Zuri Kye Edwards, Stanley Stocker-Edwards, William Holte, Dodd Stocker-Edwards|
|Siblings||Thomas Hogan Jr., Vivian Hogan, Barbara, and Jacqueline Jackie|
|Net Worth||$60 million|
Is Patti LaBelle Still Married?
Patti LaBelle was formerly married to her producer and manager, Armstead Edwards. The couple’s relationship started as professional but slowly turned into a romantic and personal one. Likewise, Armstead proposed Patti several times, but she denied all of them. However, she had her change of mind and eventually accepted his proposal. The couple got married on 23rd July 1969.
Moreover, their marriage also resulted in the birth of their son Zuri Key Edwards in 1973. The duo also took responsibility to look after Patti’s late sisters, two children, a son, and a daughter. Patti and her husband adopted two children, Dodd and Stanley.
However, in 2000, Patti and her husband called their marriage off and divorced amicably after deciding they did not want to be together. Despite their divorce, Patti and her ex-husband remain good friends. Nonetheless, Patti is still not giving up in love and is still in search of a husband. In 2016. She was dating her drummer, Eric Seats, with whom she has an age difference of 30 years. On her interview in 2019, the singer shared,
“I still have time to find a husband,”
“I don’t want a boyfriend. I want a husband.”
How much is Patti LaBelle’s Net Worth?
Patti started singing at the age of 10 and had her first solo performance with the choir at age 12. After winning a singing competition, she formed a singing group, Ordettes. The group earned local fame before they signed to the record label owner, Harold Robinson. The group later changed the name to Patto Labelle and The Blue Belles, and in 1963, the group enjoyed their first hit, Down the Aisle. After many other hits, the group focused more on funk, rock, and psychedelic soul and signed to the Warner Music Imprint Track Records as Labelle. The group released their debut album, Labelle, in 1971, followed by their second album, Moon Shadow, a year later.
After many hits and albums, the group separated in 1976. Patti signed a solo contract with Epic Records in 1977 and released her self-titled debut solo album the same year. She released music and albums, which found significant success, and also wrote songs for the popular movie, Beverly Hill Cop. Besides, she also performed on Motown Returns to Apollo and Live Aid. Patti has been nominated for Grammy Awards and was the winner for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1994. She was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for the song “Lady Marmalade.” As of 2020, Patti LaBelle holds a net worth of $60 million.
Patti LaBelle Wiki-Bio
Patricia Louise Holte was born in 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She celebrates her birthday on May 24, which makes her age 76. She was born as the second youngest child of Henry and Bertha Holte. Her siblings include Thomas Hogan Jr., Vivian Hogan, Barbara, and Jacqueline Jackie. Patti’s parents divorced when she was 12 years old. She attended John Bartram High School.
Patti holds an American nationality and comes from African-American ethnicity. She has a height of 5 feet and 5 inches.