30 Years Her Junior! Patti LaBelle Is Dating 41-Year-Old Drummer Eric Seats!

Patti LaBelle and Eric Seats

Go ‘head with your bad self, Miss Patti LaBelle!

The soul legend has been hiding a new (and much younger) love from us! How rude!

The 71-year-old singer and drummer Eric Seats, 41, have been an item for the past year and a half, according to DailyMail.

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Miz LaBelle met the successful musician several years ago when he was hired to be in her band, and everything fell into place after the Philly native got out of a bad relationship.

An insider shared:

“She tried to keep it quiet, but everyone around her has figured things out now. She’s completely smitten with him and they spend so much time together. It wasn’t long before he was helping her heal her broken heart. He made her feel at ease and she loved that he had such a vast experience working in the music business.”

Seats hasn’t been very silent about the relationship on his own social media, as he often posts cute snaps of the duo — and even taught the Queen herself how to take a selfie (below)!

#PattiLaBelle 󾔥Showing OG how to get these selfies off❗️󾌳#Posting #Selfies #Trending #Hashtag ES3⃣3⃣3⃣
Posted by Eric Seats on Friday, November 27, 2015

The source said that Seats even moved from El Lay to be close to his lady love in Philly:

“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.”

Turns out, Eric has quite the impressive resume himself. He’s toured with names like Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Timbaland and Missy Elliott, and also produced songs for Destiny’s Child, Aaliyah, 702 and Tank.


The source added:

“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.”

We’re hoping for the best for these two!!!

Successful pies and a guy?! How lovely!

[Image via Facebook.]

Jan 12, 2016 6:25pm PDT

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