Are Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford happier than ever in their new relationship? Depends on whom you ask. The “Bad Guy” singer is currently with Rutherford, also known simply as Jesse, lead singer of The Neighbourhood. Despite their 10-year-plus age difference (he was born in 1991, she at the tail end of 2001), the couple aren’t shy, attending events together and posting to Instagram. If you’re looking for more information on this musical duo, here are all the major plot points:
Sometime before December 18, 2017
Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford meet at some unknown point in the past, but a fan account posts pictures of them together on December 18, 2017, the day Eilish turns 16. It’s not clear when the picture was taken, but in all likelihood she was 15 when they met.
A fan spots the musicians holding hands as they exit a haunted house at Halloween Horror Nights in Los Angeles. Video of their interaction, posted October 14, goes viral on TikTok.
Around the same time, they’re spotted eating dinner together at a vegan restaurant. TMZ reports there may have been some PDA as well.
On October 19, pictures of them kissing outside a SoCal restaurant hit the press.
The pair make it Instagram official when Eilish includes Rutherford in a roundup of recent pictures. There’s a short video of him dressed as a clown, and their Halloween couple costumes are a baby (her) and an old man (him), which many interpret as the pair either making fun of or playing into discourse around their age difference. Others in the comments, however, point out that this was apparently part of a group costume that included other people and was not, in the parlance of the internet, “that deep.”