Daily reports that the Godmother of Soul, 71, has been dating drummer Eric Seats, 41, for more than a year.
A source revealed, “She tried to keep it quiet, but everyone around her has figured things out now.
La Belle 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 left Los Angeles a year ago for Philadelphia – where La Belle is based.
Singer Patti La Belle is reportedly dating a much younger man!
She’s completely smitten with him and they spend so much time together,’ said the source.
The source went on to say that the two met a few years ago and that La Belle had been coming off of a bad relationship.We’re sure Ryan wasn’t thrilled to hear that considering he was the one who set them up! Thanks @ryanseacrest for setting it up,” Pattie tweeted on Oct. Ryan promptly responded with the question on everyone’s mind: “Does he get a rose? Patti La Belle is reportedly dating her 41-year-old drummer.Though the "Lady Marmalade" singer was just coming out of a relationship at the time, she allegedly found Eric to be very attractive and began chatting with him after her shows. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) "It wasn't long before he was helping her heal her broken heart," the insider continued.
"He made her feel at ease and she loved that he had such a vast experience working in the music business." "Everything they do now, they do it together. Apparently those who know him say he's always dated older women," the source added of the couple.The couple then spent Christmas on a yacht with songwriter Denise Rich, followed by a quiet New Year’s Eve dinner with friends.