Patti LaBelle Reportedly Dating Drummer Eric Seats
When you’ve been blessed…it feels like heaven and the scoop on the street is Patti LaBelle is on cloud nine with her boo, Eric Seats.
According to the Daily Mail, the 71-year-old legendary singer has been dating the 41-year-old drummer for the past year and a half.
Seats is a father of three and an accomplished drummer who has toured with every big name act you can think of.
When sparks began to fly with Auntie Patti, Eric ditched LA and relocated to the city of Brotherly Love for the love of Patti.
LaBelle was just coming out of a bad relationship, but thought Seats was attractive and she started to chat with him after her shows.
‘It wasn’t long before he was helping her heal her broken heart,’ the source revealed.
‘He made her feel at ease and she loved that he had such a vast experience working in the music business.
Seats packed up and moved across the country just to be with her. He left Los Angeles a year ago for Philadelphia – where LaBelle is based.
‘Patti was so happy he moved to Philly with her. She loves having him with her all the time. She even has a big portrait of the two of them up on her wall in her bedroom,’ told the source.
LaBelle has two Grammys and two American Music Awards for her R&B hits like ‘If Only You Knew’ and ‘The Right Kinda Lover’ and Seats has his own impressive resume.
He has toured with Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Timbaland and Missy Elliott, in addition to producing songs for Destiny’s Child, Aaliyah, 702 and Tank.
‘Everything they do now, they do it together. She hasn’t seemed this happy in years. Apparently those who know him, say he’s always dated older women,’ said a source.
While the two seem very happy, at least one person isn’t – Labelle’s 42-year-old son, Zuri Edwards.
A source tells Daily Mail Online he doesn’t really like the idea of his mother dating a man a year younger than he is.