Patti LaBelle Biography


More about the relationship

Patti LaBelle is now possibly single.

She was married to Armstead Edwards on July 23, 1969. The couple was blessed with children namely, Zuri Kye Edwards, Stayce Holte, Stanley Stocker-Edwards, William Holte, Dodd Stocker-Edwards.

They adopted two boys and raised a girl. However, the couple separated in 2003.

Relationship Facts of Patti LaBelle

  • Patti LaBelle is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Patti LaBelle?

Patti LaBelle is an American singer, actress, and entrepreneur. Likely, she is a Grammy award-winning singer, actress, and author who made a name for herself in the entertainment industry.

Patti LaBelle: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

Patti LaBelle was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States on May 24, 1944. Her birth name is  Patricia Louise Holte. Her father’s name is Henry Holte (railroad worker and lounge singer) and her mother’s name is Bertha Holte (housewife).

Following the separation of her parents, she was raised by her mother single-handedly. As a child, she was reserved and coy but made great friends with Claudette Grant whom her mother had adopted.

She actively participated in the church choir group. Two years later, at the age of twelve, she sang her first solo at the Beulah Baptist Church.

She has four siblings namely, Jacqueline Holte, Vivian Holte, Barbara Holte, Claudette Grant. Patti holds American citizenship and mixed (African-American) ethnicity. Her birth sign is Gemini.

Talking about Patti’s education history, there is no information about her educational achievements.

Patti LaBelle: Professional Life, Career

Talking about her profession, The Blue Belles gave their first single hit, ‘I Sold My Heart to the Junkman’. Then, after the success of its first song, the group, however, could not replicate the success and survived merely by touring. Adding to the woes, Robinson was sued for using the name Blue Belles which was previously being used by another group.

It was due to legal complications that Robinson changed her name to Patti LaBelle and the group name to ‘Patti La Belle and Her Blue Belles in 1963. In the following year, the group terminated its contract with Newtown and instead signed up with Cameo-Parkway Records. The group recorded their first song for Cameo-Parkway Records, ‘Down the Aisle’ which went on to become a huge hit. It was followed up by two more hit tracks, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone and ‘Danny Boy.

In the year 1965, they left Cameo-Parkway Records to sign a deal with Atlantic Records for a year. It was while working under Atlantic Records that the group came up with their debut studio album, ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ in 1966. The album was a modest hit.

In 1966, the group came up with their second studio album, ‘Dreamer’. This album too did not peak and remained an average selling album. Moreover, Cindy Birdsong left the group, leaving the vacated seat to be filled up by Florence Ballard.

In the year 1977, she ventured on her own and came up with a self-titled album, ‘LaBelle’ on Epic Records. Moving over from music, she performed in a Broadway revival and recorded the ballad, ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’. Following this, in 1983, she worked in the play, ‘Working’.  Additionally, she made her debut in acting in 1984 with the film, ‘A Soldier’s Story’. She als0 followed this up by releasing singles ‘New Attitude’ and ‘Stir It Up.

Later the next year, she signed a contract with MCA and came up with the album, ‘Patti’. In the year 1986, she came up with her subsequent album, ‘Winner in You’. The album went on to become the highest-selling one of hers achieving platinum status. The latter album became her highest-charted album in eighteen years.

In the year 2006, she released her first gospel album, ‘The Gospel According to Patti LaBelle’. The album peaked at number 1 on Billboard′s gospel album chart. Furthermore, she performed for President Barack Obama at the 9/11 tribute, singing ‘Two Steps Away’.

In August 2013, she performed ‘What Can I Do For You’ on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno including the high-profile guest Barack Obama.

Patti LaBelle
Caption: Patti LaBelle Posing for a Photo (Source: Patti LaBelle )

Awards, Nomination

She twice won the Grammy Award in Traditional R&B Vocal Performance and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1991 and 1998.

She has received numerous awards in various categories, some of which include, Lifetime Achievement Awards, Best Soul/R&B Artist & Gospel Artist.

Net Worth, Income, Salary

As of 2022, she has an estimated net worth of around $60 million and she has earned that sum of money from her professional career.

Patti LaBelle: Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal

This singer is rumored to be in a relationship. As per the reports, she is seeing a guy who is a drummer by profession.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Patti LaBelle has a height of 5 feet 5 inches and she weighs 54Kg. Additionally, she has a measurement of 34-27-34 inches and her bra size of 34A. Patti’s hair color is dark brown and her eyes color is dark brown.

Furthermore, her dress size is 6 (US) and her shoe size is 9 (US).

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Patti is active on social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, she has around 2.6M followers on her Facebook. Around 383K followers on her Twitter, she has around 956K followers on Instagram.


Also, read Chris BrownWanya MorrisLauren Hashian.

Photos of Patti LaBelle