Patti LaBelle, 71, Dating Her Drummer, 41


January 14, 2016 by The ReadyWriter

couple-550x360R&B legend Patti LaBelle is living a life straight out of American Gigolo, the 1980 film about an emotionally unavailable high priced male escort.

The 71-year-young songstress, who revived her career selling sweet potato pies for Wal-Mart, is dating her drummer, 41-year-old Eric Seats.

The couple met after he was hired to be her drummer last year.

“She tried to keep it quiet, but everyone around her has figured it out by now. She’s completely smitten with him,” a source told London’s Daily Mail tabloid.

LaBelle’s 42-year-old son, Zuri Edwards, is reportedly unhappy that his mother is dating a man younger than he is.

Seats is known around the music industry for targeting rich older women. He reportedly loves them then leaves them. But Patti’s friends aren’t concerned that Seats might be an American gigolo.

“She hasn’t been this happy in years,” a source confided to the Daily Mail. “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,” said the source.

Seats has toured with Stevie Wonder, Mary J Blige and Missy Elliott, in addition to producing songs for Destiny’s Child, Aaliyah, 702 and Tank.


61 thoughts on “Patti LaBelle, 71, Dating Her Drummer, 41

  1. Ashanti says:

    I pray he doesn’t try and manipulate her for her coins. Patti I’m glad for you and all but……..don’t ever trust a dude with a kit.


  2. Zenna says:

    Eric looks like he’s having several “Seats” on other menses. He does NOT want Patti’s pies. I’m sorry, but this is about to be “Terry McMillan” senior edition.


  3. AlScream says:

    Dude look thirsty


  4. Omar says:

    Patti trying to get her groove back with Eddie Cain 2.0


  5. Mrs says:

    At 71? As long as he is treating her right.


  6. Mrs says:

    Good afternoon all.


  7. Civil says:

    I aint mad at the elderly for trying to bust one off late in life. LOL 🙂


  8. BillyBoy says:

    Y’all can “trust and believe” I’ll still be fuckin at 71. 75. 80


  9. Browngirl says:

    “She even has a big portrait of the two of them up on her wall in her bedroom,”
    already? creepy!


  10. Bobby says:

    As long as she’s happy.


  11. Daisy says:

    WoW 😘😘😘😘😘


  12. Cameo says:

    This reminds me of the Jamie Foxx show when his mom dated someone in her band that was Jamie’s age. I pray that he has good intentions but i can only see opportunity with this 30 yr gap. Let’s just pray Patti is the one getting over.


  13. Coco says:

    I just thought this. Let us not underestimate Patti. At her age I say do you. Happiness is great for now or forever 🙂


  14. Felicia says:

    Is he straight?


  15. CorporateBitch says:

    Whatever makes you happy Patti!


  16. Nicole says:

    He has to be a good dude to catch her attention. Patti is a class act. even though I did hear the dude she was with before him was a lot younger also. Plus broke her heart. Patti is a lady in the streets and a freak in the sheets.


  17. Starr says:

    Good for her!


  18. AppleBottom says:

    Do You Pattie


  19. Kayla says:

    I thought Patti was married for some reason. Oh well, good for her.


    • Lisa says:

      She was married to the father of her sons. They were married like 30+ years or something. Since the 60s. I was surprised when I read they divorced after all that time.


    • Olivijah says:

      Oh well, good for her.
      I say the same thing Kayla. 😛


  20. Lisa says:

    Everybody needs somebody.


  21. Neesey says:

    Mama gotta have a life too!


  22. Neesey says:

    Get it Pattie…I ain’t mad atcha


  23. Keisha says:

    He look a little crackish O_o


  24. Miss Ang says:

    “She hasn’t seemed this happy in years,” a source confided to the Daily Mail. “Patti was so happy he moved to Philly with her. She loves having him with her all the time………..Get It Ms. Patti………


  25. Gia says:

    As long as Pattie’s happy I’m happy for her.


  26. sane2011 says:

    Dude prolly licking sweet potato pies off Pattie till she hit that high note.


  27. tamala2010 says:

    Good for her. she look good too.


  28. henriettagreen38 says:

    I’m sooo happy for her. it’s never too late/or old for love.


  29. ebonyeyes2010 says:

    I love me some Pattie but her pies are dangerous


  30. Olivijah says:

    Looks like Pattie got her groove and ain’t nobody trippin but her fans/the public


  31. Mittsey says:

    Men do it all the time. Go Pattie! Do YOU!!


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