Billie Eilish, age 20, cuddles up to Jesse Rutherford, age 31, of the band The Neighbourhood.
Billie Eilish and The Neighbourhood singer Jesse Rutherford were seen holding hands, and fans have mixed feelings about the possible new romance.
On Friday, a fan posted a TikTok video of the two of them leaving a haunted maze at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. The video showed Eilish, who is 20, reaching out to grab Rutherford’s hand as they left the maze.
The fan wrote in the post’s caption, “OMG I just saw Billie Eilish at Horror Nights.”
Rutherford’s face wasn’t visible in the clip, but Finneas, Eilish’s brother, later posted an Instagram Story in which Rutherford appeared to be wearing the same leather jacket.
Two days later, a Twitter account called Pop Crave posted a picture of the rumored couple eating at a restaurant together.
Eilish and Rutherford were wearing different clothes than they did on their date at the theme park. This shows that they have been on more than one date together.
Page Six asked Eilish’s representatives for a comment, but they didn’t get back to us right away.
After the video and photo were posted online, fans started talking about whether or not the nearly 10-year age difference between the two is okay.
One Twitter user said, “Yes, they are adults, but 20 and 31 are NOTHING alike in terms of maturity. For example, a 20-year-old is in college, while a 31-year-old is a fully grown adult.”
Another person wrote in the TikTok comments, “I love Jessie, but it doesn’t make sense to me that she can’t even drink legally and he’s 31. No, no, no.” A third person just said, “The age difference is killing me.”
People on social media also brought up a photo from December 2017 that was posted by a Rutherford fan account. In the photo, the two are playingfully posing at a costume party to show that they have known each other for a long time.
Eilish was 15 and Rutherford was 26 at the time.
Over the years, the “Happier Than Ever” singer has kept quiet about her love life. She was rumored to be dating rapper Brandon “Q” Adams and actor Matthew Tyler Vorce in the past.
From 2015 to 2021, the “Sweater Weather” musician dated model Devon Lee Carlson.