Is patti still dating john

They've been going strong ever since, and yes — Patti's still with the band.

The soul legend has been hiding a new (and much younger) love from us! The 71-year-old singer and drummer Eric Seats, 41, have been an item for the past year and a half, according to .

Patti reportedly met Eric several years ago when he was first hired to be her band's 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.

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