What?! Patti LaBelle, 71, IS Dating Her 41YR Old Drummer! See PICS
What??? Patti LaBelle didn’t just find sweetness in her pies, but she’s found it in her 41 year old drummer! According to DailyMail, Patti LaBelle and her 41-year-old drummer Eric Seats and has been for the past year and a half! Age ain’t nothing but a number right old schoolers?! Check out what is being reported:
‘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,’ said the source.
The music legend and Seats first met when he was hired to be her drummer several years ago.
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.
Zuri’s resistance to this new relationship hasn’t slowed Patti down at all. The couple spent all of the holidays together. Most recently, New Year’s Eve – when the two had a quiet dinner together with friends before Seats left to go on tour in Japan with jazz artist Lalah Hathaway.
During Christmas, he and LaBelle spent three days with songwriter Denise Rich on her yacht in the Bahamas.
Join us on Facebook for the most engaging discussions from the Old School! Old School News With A New Point Of View!