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Billie Eilish, 20, and Jesse Rutherford, 31, spark dating rumors over PDA, fans find it ‘problematic’

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: 20-year-old pop star Billie Eilish is currently the subject of rumors stating she is dating 31-year-old alt-rock singer, Jesse Rutherford.

This weekend, a TikTok video that allegedly showed Billie and ‘The Neighborhood’ singer exiting a haunted maze at Halloween Horror Nights in Los Angeles on Friday night, went viral online. In the video, you can see the two of them holding hands and walking off with a group that is trailing them.

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“OMG I just saw Billie Eilish on Horror Nights,” exclaimed a fan, setting off a storm of speculation that Billie and Jesse are now dating. Although it’s difficult to make out Jesse’s or Billie’s faces in the video, there’s no doubt that it’s the two of them, as the Internet has already retraced their steps and both there last night wearing the exact same outfits as in the video.

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Jesse appeared in an Insta Stories photo from a men’s room at Universal Studios posted by Billie’s brother, Finneas (@ jesserutherford / Instagram)

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Social media did not take this kindly. While the 11-year age gap alone might not seem like a big deal, Twitter users are pointing out that Billie and Jesse have actually known each other for a very long time. For them, this makes this potential relationship even more problematic. Since she shot to fame, Billie has been linked to a number of guys, but she has never actually accepted anyone publicly. She stated that she prefers to keep her di lei personal matters di lei, especially her di lei SOs di lei, private due to the frenzy that fires up when the public learns about her romantic relationships di lei.

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A Jesse Rutherford fan account had tweeted images of Billie and Jesse playfully posing next to one another at a Halloween party on December 18, 2017. The tweet was first sent out in 2017 when Billie was 15 and Jesse was 26 years old. It has resurfaced via TMZ. A lot of people find it offensive because Jesse knew Billie while she was a minor but lei is allegedly dating. Many people found it disgusting and “weird.”

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A Twitter user said: “jesse rutherford and billie eilish seen holding hands is literally the worst thing that’s ever happened to me the universe is literally against me that is so horrible.” Another one commented saying: “jesse rutherford knowing billie eilish since she was 15 and then going and dating her is f ** king weird!”. A fan of The Neighborhood said she was ‘devastated’ by the news, “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 Neighborhood 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. ” Another fan wrote, “Apparently Jesse Rutherford (31 years old) is dating Billie Eilish (20, whom he’s known she was 15) I’m sorry but if they really are together then that’s weird and there’s a word for him that starts with g and ends with roomer. ” Another use said, “Jesse Rutherford (31) dating Billie Eilish (21) who he has known since she was 15, is so weird and problematic.”

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Jesse, who is best known for being the lead singer of The Neighborhood, previously dated a model named Devon Lee Carlson. They started dating in 2015, but in the November 2021, rumors surfaced of their relationship is over.

Jesse Rutherford (L) and Devon Lee Carlson attend Louis Vuitton X Opening Cocktail on June 27, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.
Jesse Rutherford (L) and Devon Lee Carlson attend Louis Vuitton X Opening Cocktail on June 27, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California (Getty Images)

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