Billie Eilish is speaking publicly about her boyfriend Jesse Rutherford for the first time. As part of her yearly Vanity Fair interview, titled “Same Interview, Sixth Year,” the 20-year-old pop star opened up about dating The Neighbourhood vocalist, 31. “It’s really cool and I’m really excited and I’m really happy about it,” Eilish said of her relationship. “I managed to get…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 a–! Are you kidding me? Can we just [get a] round of applause for me? Thank you, Jesse Rutherford, everyone.”
Eilish continued, adding that she “locked that motherf—er down,” and that she’s “really inspired by this person, and, you know, he’s inspired by me.” Rutherford and Eilish have been slowly bringing their relationship into the spotlight after sparking romance rumors last month and later with their red carpet debut at the LACMA Art + Film Gala 2022, wearing coordinated Gucci pajama looks. The couple — who initially met sometime during or before December 2017 — spent Halloween together this year. Eilish made their relationship “Instagram official” with a photo of them in a couple’s costume that had social media in a frenzy. Eilish and Rutherford poked fun at their 11-year age gap with her dressed up as a baby, wearing a bib and bonnet, while he went as an old man.
Fans chimed in on the comments section about the choice of costumes writing things like, “last slide is interesting babe…” and “SO WE POSTING JESSE NOW??” One fan wrote, “that last slide is gonna haunt her in a few years when she’s older and realises that a 31 year old has no business with someone that young.” Another said, “strange costume idea.” Calling out Billie for her song and music video to “Your Power” they commented, “*writes a song about age and power dynamics* *makes fun of it with a halloween costume*” Another wrote, “lets not pass over the fact she’s dressed as a baby and jesse as an old man. jokes about paedophilia arent funny.”
Eilish’s older brother and producer Finneas O’Connell, 25, approved of the relationship in an interview with E! News at the GQ Men of the Year party last week, saying “Listen, as long as she’s happy, I’m happy.”
Watch Billie Eilish’s Vanity Fair interview below: