Billie Eilish speaks out on split from 31-year-old boyfriend Jesse Rutherford
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Billie Eilish has confirmed her split from Jesse Rutherford, revealing where they’re at now.
The ‘What Was I Made For’ singer was first linked to The Neighbourhood frontman in October 2022.
Eilish, 21, confirmed their relationship with a post of their Halloween costumes, where she dressed as a baby and he went as an elderly man – seeming to hit back at the criticism of Rutherford being 10 years older.
Making their red carpet debut as an item, they wore Gucci pyjamas and shared a blanket over them at the LACMA Art + Film Gala 2022 in November.
But back in May, her reps confirmed they had split to Page Six, saying: “We can confirm Billie and Jesse split amicably and remain good friends.”
Eilish recently hosted a Q&A with her fans on Instagram stories when a question of her relationship status popped up – and we can only imagine just how many times the singer was asked it.
The fan wrote: “Are you dating anyone?”
To which the Grammy Award-winner responded: “NO SIRRRRRRR,” with three grinning face emojis.
In the background of her pretty happy answer, the ‘Your Power’ singer smiles with her mouth open, as though she’s shouting it at the camera.
Another fan specifically asked her about Rutherford and Eilish said they are ‘very very good friends only’ and added: “My homie forever.”
The couple had attended the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty together in March and celebrated Easter together in April.
When Eilish’s rep confirmed the split to People in May, they added: “All cheating rumors are false. Both are currently single.”
Earlier in their relationship, she made a rare comment about being with Rutherford in an interview with Vanity Fair, saying she was ‘really excited and really happy’.
She said: “I managed to get my way to a point in my life where I not only was known by a person that I thought was the hottest f***ing f***er alive, but pulled his ass.
“Jesse Rutherford, everyone! I pulled his ass – all me! I did that s***. I locked that motherf***er down.”
Eilish’s relationship with Rutherford received a lot of criticism for their age gap, with her being just 20 and him 30 when they first started dating.
Fans called out her brother and frequent collaborator Finneas on TikTok, saying: “Your sister’s dating a 31-year-old man and your music is s***ty.”
Ignoring the comments about his music, he replied: “I want my sister to be happy and safe.
“She is a 21-year-old adult perfectly entitled to make her own life decisions.”