Patti LaBelle and Eric Seats

R&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 things out 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 him.

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 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. 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.

  • Yoni

    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.

  • Just Keya

    ...I want to comment on his hair, but yall might say I am messy and a hater. So Good Luck Patti.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Patti trying to get her groove back with Eddie Cain 2.0

  • Go Head With That

    He can't take what she wont give and her feeling of happiness may be worth whatever he costs. She is 71. All she needs is respect, time and some goodies if she wants it. Patti is not naive.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I'll say it. Dude shyt look like Woodstock from the Peanuts.

  • Just Keya

    It looks greasy....IJS

  • Go Head With That

    Im mad I forgot to mention she needs to talk him out of that baby Jermaine Jackson lol. Not the JUST FOR ME FOR MEN LOL

  • Just Keya

    As long as he is treating her right. At 71 she don't need no mess.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Do yall watch Welcome to Sweetie Pies???? It was an episode when Miss Robbie was shopping for a new mattress, and said, all she needs now is a man to be in the bed with her. #idied LMAO

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

  • Canary Red™

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

  • Just Keya

    That's that BBD...but looking at him...I don't think he....never mind.

  • CrazySexyKool

    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.

  • Too Many Colors

    Is he straight? He husband was not in my opinion.

  • T’acheItEzee15

    Whatever makes you happy Patti!

  • Go Head With That

    Now you know.....Patti dont take no mess. At 71 she don't want 71 year old panus. Joking but kinda not. I pray at 71 I am still smiling this way. He may be the USE-EE :-)

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    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.

  • Yoni

    I saw that Saturday.

  • SunnyChi

    Good for her!

  • Torae

    Pattie is not going to get used...I'm pretty sure she is the one wearing the pants...

  • Junkanoo

    Everyone should be entitled to they're opinion be it good or snarky but these days if you have an opposing view your a hater

  • Yoni

    ....or d!ck really.

  • Go Head With That

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

  • Go Head With That

    BaBAM

  • Yoni

    I already said something about it. Don't be scurred.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    She can definitely hold her own. She probably be kicking his azz out, like she kicked that man off her stage. LMAO

  • Yoni

    LOL I said that about MY hair this morning. I curled it wrong. *lipquiver* Shit just standing up on my head. LOL

  • Go Head With That

    Don't say it lol. Why does it seem so many guys look zesty today. Is that water theory true

  • Str8tUpMenace

    *in my Sandra Rose font* It's the gay agenda

  • Just Keya

    LOL I was thinking he looks like his BBD is SBD. lol.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I <3 Miss Robbie. Tim's badly built body bothers me.

  • Yoni

    Ol Eddie Long, Malcolm X conk, Bobby Valentino kit wearing boi! LOL

  • SandrasNewFave

    Patti redefines "give the drummer some".

  • Just Keya

    DEAD

  • Yoni

    You saying they drinking that DETROIT and New York wota? *shudders*

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

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

  • Yoni

    To who? Do tell. LOL

  • Str8tUpMenace

    LOL!!! Yesterday, I had this one lil section that just would not curl right. SMH. I even switched curling irons, too, and that shyt still went in the opposite direction.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I don't even know ? Just thought she was.

  • Go Head With That

    I dunno but it keeps popping up in media lol. I was joking but you never know.

  • SummerBaby

    My thoughts exactly! ? Wait we might get slammed again for being nosey.

  • SummerBaby

    Mama gotta have a life too!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Nah, she divorced him years ago. But they had been married for decades by then.

  • Yoni

    Man listen. I keep looking in this mirror (above my desk to see who walking up on me, I don't like my back to the door and I need to see the bullet before it gets to me....LOL) and running my fingers through it, twisting it, pulling it back, patting it down......to no avail. :wails:

  • CaliYoruba

    Good Morning Roses & Thorns,

    Listen if Patti wants to give out her recipe to someone almost 40 yrs her Jr, then good for her.

    p.s. Did we discuss Columbus Short & Super Head yet?

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I'm hoping we get an article...

  • Too Many Colors

    Here you go. See meme.

  • SameoleJ

    Go head Patti! Getting your young thang on and you know he is employed, because you pay him. :)

  • Too Many Colors

    See above meme. All of em

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    He better watch out for James Wright Chanel.

  • MissyJ

    My thoughts on Cshort and supahead: Damn cocaine is a helluva a drug.

    If he was smart he should a tried to get back with Britney

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Look, anyone who takes the time to pick apart and judge multiple people's very innocuous opinions is a jack ass. Say what you want.

  • 1/8

    Shades of Terry McMillan. ?

  • Yoni

    Who was he? Was he younger, older, same age?

  • Go Head With That

    Oh that's baaad. Can you imagine Pattis silk pillow cases. He wont have that Soul Glow long

  • Yoni

    Not ONE bantu know and 6 finger waves!!!!!!! LMAOOOOOOOOO

    Please send that to my foam. LMAO

  • Yoni

    CRINE!

  • Just Keya

    Chile I was confused. I can see if what Dubb said was messy like a normal thing. She was just asking a damn question. smh.

  • nucynu25

    Lol I see no problems , go ahead patti

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Told y'all them 70 year old women be getting it in. Go on head Patti! I still have no desire to try your pie though.

  • Futuredocdonte

    Isn't Patti's son in his 40s ???

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I ain't never had no Pumpkin pie!"

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    The most hilarious part is that only a person who is miserable themselves would take the time to comment in that way. Like, really? Bite me.

  • Just Keya

    Right! It was not even that deep. smh. If that was messy, I would hate to see what she talking about when we are really messy and crazy

  • MangoMama

    Drummer... He looks like he enjoys playing with sticks

  • Sexy CJ

    “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.........

  • nucynu25

    Lol

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I LOVE pie! I don't eat cake. I just don't want her diabeetus in a box. Or is it a healthy alternative? Still don't want it though

  • Too Many Colors

    That knot got me in that pic. Why?Jesus.?

  • ??TupacsFemaleDoppelganger??

    Why does he look as sweet as a pack of gummy bears?!?!?

  • Too Many Colors

    I'm always a target

  • Blue

    He her drummer. So you sayin, he hittin dat. Love a good pun!

  • MookieFly

    Patti is at the ripe ole age of 71. If she want to pick up some guy and have him be her kept man, let her. Not like she can get pregnant

  • AnonymousRose

    71, looking good lady....

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Awshit IT'S ABOUT TO GO DOWN *Jigga*??

  • Yoni

    *mouvs* thank you....LOL

  • Just Keya

    smh. I see.

  • Just Keya

    And don't forget miserable, and messy, and haters. #helpful

  • Lulu

    Good for her! Men do this all the time and they don't look half as good as Patti. 71? I'm more interested in her skin care regimen.

  • Yoni

    And what kind of hair that is. #bucketlistweave/wig

  • Just Keya

    Soooooo listen, I'm going to email you the dumbest question. I am not really that slow. But I am really having a huh, moment. lol

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Her age group I believe. The father of her sons. Married like 30+ years or something. Since the 60s. I was surprised when I read they divorced after all that time.

  • Cunningham ?

    Sandra, is there an age limit for the dopamine phase?

  • mzwhang90210

    Blueeeeeee...where have YOU been???????

  • Too Many Colors

    A gay man.

  • Too Many Colors

    I'm going to be fuggin at 71. 75. 80. Tuh.

  • mzwhang90210

    Sandra said "revived her career selling pies at Walmart"
    *dead*

  • Just Keya

    Your dogs hair!!!! snap snap snap

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile go head patti!!!

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Ok

  • mzwhang90210

    ?????

  • Just Keya

    *snickers*

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Sandra's shade is the best! LOL! Hey, Whang! ??

  • Sexy CJ

    **********

  • mzwhang90210

    Lmaoooooooo x10

  • Yoni

    Don't say that.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I'm not planning to be shyt today. Let's get it. Who are we going to criticize first?!?!?!?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hey Blu ...... Aye (see gif)

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Younger men pie filling.

  • Just Keya

    Draya on IG talking about how she is celebrating her 6 months alone....her and old boy broke up...again.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    He looks like he drinks Mad Dog 20/20 does that pair with sweet potato?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    *sigh* I need these 2 to get it together! And now they've dragged a baby into their drama.

  • Just Keya

    DEAD

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I remembered my email for da blog.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    She must need to promote something. I doubt they broke up, they always pull these fake relationship shenanigans to garner attention.

  • mzwhang90210

    Hey bew?

  • Just Keya

    I wish they would cut it out. Because to me, she is trying to make him feel bad or something, but why do we all need to know? No lies, I want to know why yall broke up.

  • Just Keya

    what is it? *gets pen ready*

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I'm not no Nicki Minaj."

  • Too Many Colors

    The asshole in previous post

  • PettyEyezPrime

    PrettyMePetty at its nothing but a *G* thang. Blink twice to let me know is you lol

  • LibraGirlonly

    I got a laugh out of that. Sandra you wrong for that. Lol

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    The commenters are saying he was just on her Snapchat and she's still in his house so stop faking problems for attention ???

  • Too Many Colors

    Armstead was...*trails off* I've seen gay speculation about him far before gay agenda was a real thing

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Naye? Who still windmilling HARD for Mo.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    You from Baltimore?

  • Just Keya

    I emailed you

  • Just Keya

    DEAD. OMG they need to stop. smh. She is too damn old to still be doing stuff for attention.

  • 1/8

    When Patti catches Eric in Zuri's bed, I don't want no lip! ?

  • AG

    Older, rich men get used for money all the time....Not too far fetched that it would happen to a woman as well. Patti probably feels like 'it ain't trickin if you got it'.

  • Too Many Colors

    Down there still fussing. Smdh

    Lets criticize Superhead. We started last post. Lets continue

  • PettyEyezPrime

    New post ,I'm about to HATE! 3 winners

  • Just Keya

    blink blink

  • disqus_2z9L4MRdD4

    I know Seats and he's a good dude. I wish them the best....

  • Yoni

    Nope. But my ppl do hail from Long Island New York. Close enough? LOL

  • JerseyMom

    Paaaattttieeeee!

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    Looking a lil zesty.

  • Yoni

    That sound like me and stalker breaking up quarterly......EVERY year. We forreal broke up THIS time, tho'. lbvvs

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    My homeboy used to say "foam" instead of "phone".

  • Yoni

    You lion, she STILL down there fussin'? Let me go see.

  • Yoni

    No way!

  • Yoni

    I got that ignant shit from DUBB....in HERE! LMAO

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    ..... well good luck Patti.....

  • Blue

    Hahahaha. Jenie!!! Das how I'm dancin outta here at 5. How u be baby?

  • Angela

    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.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Is she returning or something lol

  • Angela

    I HATECHU!!!????

  • Yoni

    xoxo

  • Yoni

    Or Star Jones......

  • elaine9245

    Well she isn't stupid. Let her do her at 71. She still looks good too. So Columbus Short and Karrine Steffins are married? Alright now.

  • TeamTewMurch

    Patti boo look high as Giraffe mussy! O_o

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    FDB.

  • fresnostateofmind

    Ha!

  • Billy

    Gross!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Pretty good over here on my lunch at da wash house drying my sheets ? and you bew ?

  • Mel

    Patti just want some pipe that's all I guess as long as the pipe is supplied them pies will be baked

  • Xsjado

    Good for her. This dude is not ready for Pattie. Lol

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    This Patti's business :)

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    With mundane lives.
    :crying1:

  • Auditor

    He looks like an ex-crackhead...with AIDS...

  • BaileyBlue17

    He looks a little suspect...oh well...

  • BaileyBlue17

    Just spit out my smoothie!!!!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    He is GAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!! That's all I gotta say about that

  • Renee Bee

    Lawd! Not the conk!!! Haven't heard that in years. ?

  • Blue

    Interesting. I'm at the desk on lunch, having soup.

  • Canary Red™

    Hey LOVE!!!!!!! :) *wink*wink*

  • Renee Bee

    Yep. Ole Timmy got dem birthing hips. Ugh.

  • Renee26

    He laying that PIPE!! that's all she needs besides companionship anyway...Go Patti!!

  • Liah

    HE LOOKS LIKE HE GET HIGH...IJS>>>>

  • Sincerity7

    He looks shady but probably breaking Patti's back just right.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    AND IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES

  • Hair Lova ???

    He looks like Bubbles brother...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Patti is getting her cougar on.
    Go ahead, Patti (even though he looks like a pothead or lush).

  • TeeTee

    I agree

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Straight up Wino.

  • Fendi

    He gaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.

  • Blue

    mzwhang!!!! Starting the new year off being productive .. den I was like phuqq-it. I miss MzWhang!!

  • Ria

    71 and dating? Seriously?

  • NaeNae2015

    LMBO!!!

  • Li

    Look, Patti is 70ish and she's on her last years. Let her love and be with who she wants, as long as she doesn't marry him and leave all her money to him. Now THAT would be a tragedy.

  • Traci404

    I am glad she is Happy.
    at 71... She has watched most of her siblings pass away..
    So, any fun, love and life..she is having...Glad she is enjoying it.

  • imright

    Go Patti ?

  • Mrs. Sunshine

    He looks faded..

  • kekeb

    He looks SUSPECT as hell

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Ok, not saying old-young relationships don't work, but I'm always skeptical. He could be her kid! What a 41 year old want a grandma for? LOL no shade Patti! IJS.

  • LeBrick James

    I cant imagine myself at 41 having sexx with a 71 year old woman.

    Nope. Cant do it.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Anyone who can not open both eyes at the same tome, I can not trust!!

  • BLACK LOVE

    I'd do same thing if I got the bread when I'm 70 i will have me a few young chicks washing my old balls..

  • Bayou Classic

    ????? with that S curl!

  • Bayou Classic

    He don't look like he wrapped too tight. Kinda like he ride the short bus for drummers ???

  • Meme81

    I don't think I could trust some 40 yo dude around my 70 yo mother. Real talk, what 40 yo man is interested in a 70 yo woman for more than money? Sumthin' in the milk aint clean. And he kinda looks like a cheater, too.

  • Meme81

    U mean when Family Matters mother that was engaged to Levert?

  • Vikki

    Patti don lost her mind ?

  • ???

    I straight up read it before like it was fact.

  • Teachmeeatme

    He looks ZESTY! I hope their not into the same thing..... that will hurt!

  • Tea???

    Good for her lol but he either looks like a drug user on the low or a down low....

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    If she looked like this

  • Cakefrosting

    That pie is so good. Just tasted it. Especially with whipped cream.