Armstead Edwards used to be married to music icon Patti LaBelle. Edwards former wife is currently competing in season 20th of DWTS.
The manager/artist duo split in 2000 following their 27-year-marriage. Armstead a former schoolteacher, and Patti tied the knot in 1969.
He took the job as her manager following the disbanding of the group Labelle in 1976. The couple produced only one child, son Zuri Kye Edwards who is now LaBelle’s manager following his parents final divorce proceeding in 2003.
The former couple also raised Stanley and Dodd, two teenagers they adopted following the death of their parents. Edwards and Patti also took care of the teen children of Patti’s youngest sister Jackie Padgett.
In 2013 during an interview Patti insisted she was the one to blame her broken marriage, admitting she was a witch “who was “not easy to get a long with”.
She also said she and Edwards keep a great relationship, calling him one of her best friends. Armstead lives 10 minutes away from the Grammy-winning diva and whenever he gets sick, she makes sure he gest the right medicine.
Wouldn’t it be nice if all ex-lovers were like that?
We bet Mr. Edwards is rooting for Patti and her dancing partner Artem Chigvintsev.