Patti LaBelle Says She Can Still Find a Husband at 75: “I Don’t Want a Boyfriend!”
“I still have time.”
- In a recent interview with The New York Post, Patti LaBelle revealed that her age of 75 doesn’t mean anything when it comes to finding love. “I still have time to find a husband.”
- LaBelle was previously married to her former manager, Armstead Jones, for 32 years. The two got divorced in 2003.
Patti LaBelle is 75 and thriving. She’s the Godmother of Soul, Queen of all things pie (and, apparently, Chinese food), and even stars in a Hallmark Christmas movie. But despite the songstress’ busy schedule, LaBelle is still looking for love.
In an interview with The New York Post, the star revealed that, while she’s not currently dating, her age won’t stop her from searching for Mr. Right in the future. And really, why should it? RELATED STORIESPatti LaBelle Surprises Young Fan on Steve HarveyWatch Patti LaBelle’s Duet With Mariah CareyPatti LaBelle Releasing A New Food Line
“I still have time to find a husband,” she told the publication. And to clarify—just in case there was any confusion—she declared: “I don’t want a boyfriend. I want a husband.”
LaBelle was previously married to her former manager, Armstead Jones. The two share a son, Zuri Kyle Edwards, but after being separated for three years, they got divorced in 2003. The “If Only You Knew” singer opened up about her marriage on OWN’s Master Class in 2015.
“We were together for 32 years and we realized that we couldn’t live together anymore,” she said. “We never fought in 32 years, thank God. We even got along when we didn’t get along. But then we realized we had to leave each other. But we’re cool, now. It’s like he’s one of my best friends.”
Are they ex-relationship goals, or what?
Now, 16 years post divorce, LaBelle isn’t shy about admitting that she has plenty of admirers.
“I have a wonderful life. My life is so good that a lot of men admire me and they try to look at me like that and I say, ‘Bye Felicia, Bye,’” she told The Post.
OK, so are you all thinking what we’re thinking? Because if you’re wondering if it’s time for Patti LaBelle to get her own Bachelorette-style dating show, we’re with you—and would be first in line to tune in.