Patti LaBelle, 71, and Eric Seats, 41, have been quietly dating for over a year, according to The Daily Mail.
The Daily Mail is reporting that Ms. Patti had just gotten out of a bad relationship and turned to Eric to help heal her broken heart.
Eric has toured with Patti LaBelle for years. He even left LA to move in with Patti in Philadelphia.
Eric has toured with Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige and produced songs for Destiny’s Child and Aaliyah. Of course, Patti LaBelle’s 42-year-old son/manager Zuri Edwards is said to be displeased with the relationship.