Is Patti LaBelle Dating 41-Year-Old Drummer Eric Seats? [PHOTOS]

Rumor has is it, 71-year-old Patti LaBelle has a brand new boo…and it’s her 41-year-old drummer Eric Seats.

The Day by day Mail stories:

She’s received numerous hits to her identify, a profitable line of candy potato pies and now the Godmother of Soul has one more reason to sing – she’s discovered new love – 30 years her junior.
Patti LaBelle, 71, is courting her 41-year-old drummer Eric Seats, Day by day Mail On-line can solely reveal. The 2 have been seeing one another for the previous yr and a half.
‘She tried to maintain it quiet, however everybody round her has figured issues out now. She’s utterly smitten with him they usually spend a lot time collectively,’ stated the source.
The music legend and Seats first met when he was employed to be her drummer a number of years in the past.
LaBelle was simply popping out of a nasty relationship, however thought Seats was engaging and she or he began to talk with him after her exhibits.
‘It wasn’t lengthy earlier than he was serving to her heal her damaged coronary heart,’ the source revealed.
‘He made her really feel comfortable and she or he liked that he had such an enormous expertise working within the music enterprise.
Seats packed up and moved throughout the nation simply to be together with her. He left Los Angeles a yr in the past for Philadelphia – the place LaBelle is predicated.
‘Patti was so completely happy he moved to Philly together with her. She loves having him together with her on a regular basis. She even has an enormous portrait of the 2 of them up on her wall in her bed room,’ informed the source.
LaBelle has two Grammys and two American Music Awards for her R&B hits like ‘If Solely You Knew’ and ‘The Proper Kinda Lover’ and Seats has his personal spectacular resume.
He has toured with Stevie Marvel, Mary J. Blige, Timbaland and Missy Elliott, along with producing songs for Future’s Baby, Aaliyah, 702 and Tank.
‘All the things they do now, they do it collectively. She hasn’t appeared this pleased in years. Apparently those that know him, say he’s all the time dated older ladies,’ stated a source.
Whereas the 2 appear very glad, a minimum of one individual isn’t – Labelle’s 42-year-old son, Zuri Edwards.
A source tells Every day Mail On-line he doesn’t actually like the thought of his mom courting a person a yr youthful than he’s.
‘Not solely is Zuri her son, however he’s her supervisor as nicely. He noticed how arduous she took her final breakup with the much-younger man she was seeing and simply doesn’t need to see his mother harm once more,’ defined the source.
Patti was as soon as engaged to Otis Williams of The Temptations and was married to former faculty instructor turned her supervisor, Armstead Edwards for 31 years. They divorced in 2000.
Zuri is their organic son, however Patti raised 4 different youngsters as nicely. She adopted her sister’s son and daughter after she died of most cancers and her neighbor’s two boys after her neighbor died of pneumonia.
Zuri’s resistance to this new relationship hasn’t slowed Patti down in any respect. The couple spent all the holidays collectively. Most lately, New Yr’s Eve – when the 2 had a quiet dinner along with buddies earlier than Seats left to go on tour in Japan with jazz artist Lalah Hathaway.
Throughout Christmas, he and LaBelle spent three days with songwriter Denise Wealthy on her yacht within the Bahamas.

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