Patti LaBelle's life is pretty sweet these days, and we're not just talking about her world-famous pies and cakes. Turns out, the soul diva has been getting a little sugar behind the scenes, too, in the form of a young lover named Eric Seats.
According to the Daily Mail, Seats is her drummer and the two have been dating for about a year and a half. And — get this — he's 41 years old! For those of you doing the math, that's 30 years younger than Miss Patti.
"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," says a source, adding that the two first hooked up after LaBelle had gotten out of a bad relationship. "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." What's more, this is no casual fling. The two are very serious and Seats even moved across the country, from Los Angeles to Philadelphia, to be closer to his lady.
Check out the handsome guy below!
Sounds like this lucky guy is the "Right Kinda Lover" for Miss Patti! We couldn't be happier for her, and as for that age difference, we say: if you look as good as she does, work it!
Watch Patti talk about the phenomenal rise of her Patti Pies with our Aliya S. King, below:
(Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation)