Billie Eilish’s brother Finneas defends her 10-year age gap with boyfriend Jesse Rutherford

Billie Eilish’s brother Finneas defends her 10-year age gap with boyfriend Jesse Rutherford

Finneas has spoken out in support of his sister Billie Eilish’s relationship with Jesse Rutherford. Eilish and The Neighborhood vocalist Jesse Rutherford were seen eating dinner together in October, sparking romance rumors. They made their red carpet debut together in early November, confirming their romance.

The Let’s Fall in Love for the Night singer reacted to a person who questioned his sister Billie’s relationship with the Neighborhood singer, who is 10 years her senior, in the comments section of a Monday TikTok. A TikTok user responded to one of Finneas’ prior clips with a video. 

In their video, the user said, “Oh yeah? Well, your sister’s dating a 31-year-old man and your music is s**tty.” Finneas took to the video’s comment section to reply, “I want my sister to be happy and safe and she is a 21-year-old (sic) adult perfectly entitled to make her own life decisions.” Billie commented on her relationship with Jesse in a Vanity Fair video interview published in November, saying, “It’s really cool, and I’m really excited and I’m really happy about it.”

While Eilish hasn’t openly addressed the age difference issue, many fans thought she was mocking it with her Halloween costume earlier this year, when she shared a photo of herself dressed as a baby and Rutherford dressed as a balding old guy.

During her sixth annual Vanity Fair “time capsule” video in October, the seven-time Grammy winner revealed publicly for the first time about her new relationship. When asked if she has a boyfriend, Eilish replied: “Yeah, I do. And it’s really cool and I’m really excited and I’m really happy about it.”

Eilish continued: “I managed to get my way to a point in my life, my life to a point, where I not only was known by a person that I thought was the hottest fucking fucker alive but pulled his ass. Are you kidding me? Can we just, have a round of applause for me?”

After Eilish took a moment to bow, she added, “Jesse Rutherford, everyone. I pulled his ass. All me. I did that shit. I locked that motherfucker down.”

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