“I was married for 32 years to a wonderful man and we’re still friends, good friends,” the 78-year-old music legend told Jennifer. “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,” she added. She said what she said!
“I do have a nice person in mind,” she revealed. “I really do… But that’s my personal business.”
During their special episode-long chat, Patti brought up how Jennifer reached out to her as a resource for knowledge about Aretha Franklin when JHud played her in the film “Respect.”
“Aretha and I, we performed live together, so she wanted some ‘Respect’ information,” Patti said. She was more than happy to help out someone she considers family. “I feel as though I’m her second mama,” said Patti of JHud.
“She’s like my other daughter,” Patti continued. “I really adopted you. When things happen in her life, with what she went through, she would always call me, her and [JHud’s best friend] Walter, and we would always give each other information. So you helped me a lot.”
“You’re such a blessing,” said Jennifer to who she calls “Mama Patti.” “To have Patti LaBelle sitting here — this is what I dreamt about.”