Singer Billie Eilish (21) revealed in an Instagram story that she is still good friends with her ex-boyfriend Jesse Rutherford (31). He is her "friend forever".
In her Instagram story, the singer answered a fan question about her ex-partner. She confirmed that they are "very, very good friends". "My mate forever," the singer continued. In addition, she explained to another question that she was currently not in a relationship with anyone.
Eilish and Rutherford were officially together for about six months. Their separation became known in May. "We can confirm that Billie and Jesse have amicably split and have remained good friends," a rep for the singer told People magazine. In addition, he emphasized: "All rumors of strangers are wrong, both are currently single." There was speculation about a split. Because the two had not been seen together since the Coachella Festival in April. Eilish attended the Met Gala in early May alone.
Rutherford, lead singer of rock band The Neighborhood, and the singer were first photographed together in October 2022. They made their first official appearance as a couple in early November on the red carpet of the LACMA Art Film Gala in a quirky Gucci partner look. The relationship was met with controversy in public, partly because of the ten-year age difference. Speaking to Vanity Fair in November 2022, Eilish emphasized being in control of the relationship. It was not the older man who seduced her, but she who caught him. She also gushed, "I'm really inspired by this person and he's inspired by me." She was "really excited and really happy" with him.