Back in the Tumblr era (2014), every girl was dreaming of a boyfriend who plays in a band until there was a makeup trend called ‘Rockstar Girlfriend Makeup’.
Billie Eilish is happier than ever and living every girl’s dream to date their favorite rockstar when she confirmed that she is dating Jesse Rutherford, The Neighbourhood vocalist, by sharing a kiss on October 19 outside an Indian restaurant in Studio City, California.
It has been five months since the seven-time Grammy winner’s split from ex-boyfriend Matthew Tyler Vorce, and she appears to have already found someone new. The new man in her life is, however, not completely new. Reportedly, the two first met in 2017 when Billie was only 15 or 16.
The relationship between Billie, 20 and Jesse, 31, have made some fans happy but many are not too crazy over it. They argue on Twitter that the 11-year age gap is quite concerning.
people need to understand that some people are just worried at the fact that Jesse rutherford knew billie eilish when she was 16/17 and he was around 28… pic.twitter.com/rtjCQyRJkD
— Zehava (@Zehavax) October 19, 2022
Jesse Rutherford is too old for Billie Eilish and it is made worse by the fact that he met her when she was barely 16. The Neighbourhood is one of my favorite bands but it looks like I’m about to stop listening to them. I’m so devastated. I hope Billie knows what she’s doing 🙁
— Samantha D’Shay 🕷✨💋 (@blue_sey) October 15, 2022
I’m sorry but it’s so weird that Jesse Rutherford is dating Billie Eilish.. he’s 31 and she can’t even legally buy a drink
— kate (@fairyangelkate) October 17, 2022
Finneas, Billie’s brother, comes to clear the air by saying that he will always be by his sister’s side and he describes that Jesse is flawless in treating Billie. He also added that Billie is happy when she is around Jesse.
Finneas also said that Billie is mature enough to make her own decisions and understand that many fans care for her but there’s really nothing to be concerned about.
As fans, let’s just hope for the best for them and manifest that there’s a new song collaboration between the two lovebirds to be shared with everyone!
(Written by Ferra) *Cover image via Backgrid