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The Daily Mail has revealed legendary singer Patti LaBelle, 71, has been in a relationship with a man 30 years her junior for the last year and a half. Eric Seats moved to Philadelphia in 2015 to be closer to his lady love and her medicine cabinet full of Geritol. The drummer for Patti’s band, Eric has toured with Missy Elliott and Stevie Wonder, and has produced music for Destiny’s Child.

Not everyone is thrilled about the couple’s May-December romance. Patti’s son, Zuri Edwards, is reportedly not happy his mother is doing the regular giggity humpage (slowly, to keep any brittle bones from snapping) with a man who is a year younger than he is. It wouldn’t be surprising if there were shades of Zuri also seeing this as less of a May-December situation and more cougar-gold digger.

Unless Patti gets dickmatized to the point that she makes Eric the sole beneficiary of her estate, I fail to see the problem in riding off into your twilight years on a much younger peen. Actually, it sounds kind of awesome. If I had her net worth–estimated at $50 million–I’d be okay with earmarking a quarter mil in my will to give to a late-in-life boytoy.

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