Meet the man with 24-hour access to Patti LaBelle’s cakes. According to multiple reports, the legendary diva, 71, is dating her 41-year-old drummer, Eric Street. The two have been dating for over a year and a half, but have kept their romance on the low.
“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,” a source is quoted as telling the Daily Mail.”He made her feel at ease and she loved that he had such a vast experience working in the music business.” Seats does have an impressive resume, having worked with Timbaland, Aaliyah, Stevie Wonder and Destiny’s Child.
The source says that the two became smitten with one another while touring together. LaBelle was coming out of a bad relationship at the time and found comfort in Street’s company. No word on if Street prefers Patti’s sweet potato pie over her vanilla pound cake but he does seem very supportive of her baking venture.