Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford have called it quits! As per various reports, the Happier Than Ever singer and the lead vocalist of the rock band The Neighbourhood have broken up.
The Grammy-winning musician and the Sweater Weather crooner were last spotted out and about in public together at Coachella Music and Arts Festival in California last month in April. Read on to know the reason behind the split of Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford.
Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford split up after less than a year of dating
Billie Eilish and her musician boyfriend Jesse Rutherford have reportedly broken up. On Wednesday, May 17, 2023, the I Love You singer’s representative confirmed the news of their split to Page Six.
Her representative told the media outlet, “We can confirm Billie and Jesse did split amicably and remain good friends.” Eilish and Jesse have not been photographed together since Coachella which took place last month.
During the popular music festival, they were seen keeping a low profile. Earlier this month, Billie attended the Met Gala without her beau Jesse. For the fashion’s biggest night, she donned a sheer dress by Simone Rocha.
It was previously reported that the Everything I Wanted singer was seen getting cozy with Love, Victor actress Ava Capri at the afterparty. The musician’s rep stated that any speculation about cheating is ‘false.’
Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford’s relationship timeline explored
Billie and Rutherford were first romantically linked to each other in October 2022. Then, the two of them were clicked by the paps while getting cozy inside the vegan restaurant Crossroads Kitchen in West Hollywood. They looked happy and comfortable in each other’s company.
A week later, the pop star and the frontman of the band The Neighborhood were snapped packing on the PDA. Then, they shared a kiss and a sweet embrace. Around the same time, they were spotted together on a few date nights.
Billie and Jesse made their romance Instagram official on November 1, 2022, after their PDA pictures went viral. She posted a series of pictures of the pair from their Halloween celebration on Instagram. “Life is craaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy,” she wrote in the caption of the post.
In one of the snaps shared, Eilish and Rutherford donned a couple’s Halloween costume that poked fun at the criticism of their age gap. She can be seen dolled up as a baby with big eyelashes and a pink bonnet. On the other hand, Jesse was dressed as an old man with a balding head of gray hair.
At that point, Eilish’s new romance with Jesse faced a lot of criticism from the side of fans due to the 10-year age gap between them. Right now, Billie is 21 years old, meanwhile, Rutherford is 31 years old.
Then, the Ocean Eyes hitmaker’s brother Finneas O’Connell came forward to defend her romance with Rutherford. During an interview with E! News at the GQ Men of the Year party on November 18, 2022, Finneas said, “Listen, as long as she’s happy, I’m happy.”
Billie and Jesse made their red carpet debut as a couple on November 8, 2022, at the LACMA Art + Film Gala. or the event, they opted to wear coordinating bedtime-themed outfits.
Both the musicians looked good in tan Gucci pajamas with furry slippers. She completed her look with a sleeping mask on her forehead and a floor-length robe off her shoulders. The duo also carried around a thick comforter and cozied up together under it.
While having a chat with Vanity Fair in November 2022, Billie gushed over her beau Rutherford and talked about their budding romance and said, “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*****g f****r alive, but pulled his ass! Are you kidding me?”
The When the Party’s Over singer further added, “Can we just [get a] round of applause for me? Thank you, Jesse Rutherford, everyone.” Then, she also mentioned that she was inspired by her beau and that he was “inspired by” her just the same.
In December 2022, Billie and Jesse took a pre-holiday trip to New York City together. At that point, she even uploaded a picture featuring his tattooed hands alongside their luggage and several snaps of the Big Apple on her Instagram page.
During the same month, Rutherford and Eilish’s family joined her on stage at her last KIA Forum hometown show to give her a cake and celebrate her 21st birthday. The pair donned matching outfits for Billie’s birthday party.
Billie’s 21st birthday party was Christmas-themed and all of her closest friends and family members came together to celebrate her on her special day. Jesse slayed in a matching outfit with his then-girlfriend.
Eilish, for her part, rocked a Mrs. Claus-inspired red velvet dress with white fringe. Rutherford wore a red sweater over a whole button-down with green slacks. Doja Cat, Stassie Karanikolaou, Justin Bieber, and his wife Hailey Bieber were some of the stars who attended Billie’s birthday party.
Earlier this year, in January, Rutherford who is not pretty active on social media, shared a cute selfie of himself and Billie on his Instagram page. The adorable snap showed the two of them with big smiles on their faces.
In March 2023, Billie and Jesse attended the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty together. The Bad Guy singer opted for a sweeping black gown, meanwhile, Rutherford wore a black suit with a flower pinned to his lapel.
The next month, Eilish and Jesse were spotted packing on the PDA at her family’s Easter celebration. Then, she shared a series of pictures from the Easter celebration on her Instagram feed.
Prior to her romance with Rutherford, the You Should See Me in a Crown singer was in a relationship with actor Matthew Tyler Vorce. The two of them pulled the plug on their romance in May 2022.
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