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Patti Labelle Is Willing To Date Once Again At 78 Years Of Age

There hasn’t been a person who has demonstrated better than Patti Labelle that age isn’t an issue regarding love.

In an interview with “The Jennifer Hudson Show” on Wednesday, R&B icon Jennifer Hudson revealed that even though she is 78 years old, she is open to dating again.

Patti Labelle Shows That It Is Never Too Late To Find Love

As Patti LaBelle has been off the dating scene for a while, she is ready to re-enter the dating game in search of love. When asked if she was open to dating on Jennifer Hudson’s talk show, the cookbook author replied, “Of course, I’m open to dating.”

LaBelle responded and said, “Well sorta, kinda…How old am I? 78. I was married for 32 years to a wonderful man, and we’re still friends, good friends,” she said of her previous husband, Armstead Edwards, with whom she had been married for 32 years until 2003 when she decided to end the relationship.

“So I think I need to find happiness for myself, other than what I had back in the day with him, which was wonderful. But I’m too good to be solo,” a cheer erupted from the crowd as LaBelle stood in front of the group.

Hudson asked LaBelle if she had ever tried any dating apps, and, to her surprise, she said she had not. However, during our conversation, she suggested that she try to find love through dating apps: “What are they? What are dating apps?” LaBelle answered while Hudson and the audience laughed. “Oh, that stuff,” she said after the Dreamgirls star explained. “I’ve seen that commercial!”

It appears that Miss LaBelle doesn’t need any dating apps, but she lets Hudson know that she has a nice person in mind that she has an eye on: “I do have a nice person in mind. I do.” In response to her question about who is the lucky man in her life, she replied, “That’s my personal business.” It was agreed to Hudson and she said, “Yes mam! Moving on!”

She Seems To Have Changed Her Mind About Dating

Miss LaBelle seems to have had a change of heart over the years, as she refused to date again in 2021, indicating that her feelings have changed. The R&B legend, in an old interview with PEOPLE, explained why she felt that way: “I’m just living my life like it’s platinum,” she told the magazine when promoting the 20th-anniversary reissue of LaBelle Cuisine, her first cookbook published in 1987.

Rather than jump into the dating world and get into another long-term relationship at the time, LaBelle explained that she was more interested in spending time with her family and friends than diving into the world of dating. “Thank God I have a lot of people who care for me,” she continued, referring to the fact that she has lived as a single woman for the past two decades.

About Patti Labelle

Throughout her career, Patti LaBelle has been recognized for her performances as a singer, actress, and author. Throughout her five decades of music career, she has generated numerous hits as a solo artist and a member of the band Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles.

It was not a smooth start for LaBelle compared to many other talented musicians and singers. Initially, her career could have been smoother as neither the public nor critics were impressed with the albums and songs she released. However, she was established as a classic singer through her music, ‘Lady Marmalade.’

On the Billboard Hot 100, the song reached number 1. The singer began her solo career in 1977 after years of being a member of a band. In total, she sold over 50 million records with her numerous albums, each showcasing her immense talent and skills.

In recognition of her artistic excellence, she has been inducted into several Halls of Fame, such as the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Apollo Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.

We can expect to see Miss Patti LaBelle soon surrounded by a new man by her side. If you have any thoughts on this, please leave them in the comment box below.

Abhilasha Shreshthi
Passionate writer on various topics from lifestyle to technology and everything in between. I have been blogging for seven years now, and when I'm not typing away on my laptop, I can be found singing, reading or cooking.


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