BY Francis Akhalbey, 7:55am February 10, 2023,

‘Too good to be solo’ – Patti LaBelle, 78, expresses willingness to date again

Patti LaBelle, 78, has expressed her willingness to date again -- Photo Credit: DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro

Patti LaBelle is making it known that age can never be a distraction when it comes to finding love as the 78-year-old singer revealed she’s open to dating again. According to USA TODAY, the “Godmother of Soul” touched on the topic during an appearance on The Jennifer Hudson Show on Wednesday.

“Well sorta, kinda,” LaBelle replied when Hudson asked if she was interested in dating again. “How old am I? 78.” The You Are My Friend singer and her ex-husband, Armstead Edwards, divorced in 2003 after over 30 years of marriage.

“I was married for 32 years to a wonderful man, and we’re still friends, good friends,” the award-winning singer said. “And so I think in life 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.”

And when Hudson asked if she’ll be finding love through dating apps, the 78-year-old said, “What’s that?” Her response was met with laughter from the audience. “OK, what are dating apps?” she asked again.

And though Hudson explained how those platforms work to her, LaBelle seemed not too interested. “Oh, that stuff,” she said. “I’ve seen that commercial.”

LaBelle was also coy when she was asked if there were any potential suitors. “I do have a nice person in mind,” the renowned singer said. “I really do, but that’s my personal business.”

LaBelle saying she’s open to dating comes after she initially said she wasn’t interested in entering a romantic relationship during a 2021 interview with PEOPLE. “I’m just living my life like it’s platinum,” she said during that interview. “Thank God I have a lot of people who care for me. … I live alone with my dog, Mr. Cuddles, and I’m looking for love from everybody. I am.”

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: February 10, 2023

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