Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford have split, reps confirm
Billie Eilish and The Neighbourhood front man Jesse Rutherford were one of those celebrity couples that no one saw coming. After months of speculation and some sneaky pap pics, the pair confirmed they were in a relationship, going red carpet and Instagram official.
In the short time they were together, the pair faced criticism over everything from their Halloween costumes to their age gap (Billie is 20 years old and Jesse is 31 years old), with reps now saying the pair have split. Here's a look back at their full relationship timeline, starting with the most recent update.
18th May 2023 - Billie and Jesse have split
Bad news for shippers of Besse, as the pair have been hit by break up rumours - which were later confirmed by her rep. In a statement shared with Page Six, her spokesperson said, "We can confirm Billie and Jesse did split amicably and remain good friends", before shutting down any speculation of cheating. "All cheating rumours are false. Both are currently single."
The couple were last seen in public together at Coachella festival in April.
And here's the rest of their relationship timeline...
5th August 2022 - They're seen together for the first time
Billie and Jesse are first spotted together at the premiere of I Love My Dad in Los Angeles.
13th October 2022 - The couple go for dinner
According to Entertainment Tonight, Billie and Jesse were seen having dinner at a vegan restaurant in Los Angeles.
A source told the site the two seemed to be getting along well and were eating pasta, and kissed throughout the meal.
They said: "It definitely seemed like a date and they stayed there for three hours. They had pasta and other dishes. During their dinner, Billie touched the back of Jesse's head for a long time, he kissed her on the cheek, and they both kissed on the lips."
The source also continued saying the pair were discussing going to a party with the Kardashians, "Billie looked very good and they seemed comfortable and happy together. They didn't get up at all from their table during the meal, and were focused on each other and looking in each other's eyes the whole time. At one point, they spoke about their plans and possibly going to a party at the Kardashians," they said.
16th October 2022 - The internet spirals when seeing the pictures
After the pictures of the couple at dinner were shared by TMZ, the internet went into meltdown over the relationship, with many people tweeting about the age gap of the couple.
One account shared pictures of Billie and Jesse from 2017, when Billie was 15 years old, although the pair were obviously not dating at the time.
1st November 2022 - Billie makes their relationship Insta official
Following the criticism of their age gap online, Billie appears to poke fun at the online trolling and makes things official by sharing a picture of the two of them together in their Halloween costumes - Billie went as a baby and Jesse as an old man.
Posting the day after Halloween Billie shared a carousel of photos from Halloween, with the last one featuring the picture with Jesse. She captioned the post: "life is craaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy🤡 happy halloween🎃🥰."
5th November 2022 - They make their first red carpet appearance together
Billie and Jesse made their first red carpet appearance as a couple at the LACMA gala. The couple wore matching Gucci fits, complete with a branded duvet cover, which they wrapped themselves in.
29th November 2022 - Billie opens up about 'locking down the hottest f***ing f***er' Jesse, in her first interview about their relationship.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, Billie said she was super happy about their relationship, explaining, "I just am really inspired by this person, and, you know, he's inspired by me. It's really cool, and I'm really excited and I'm really happy about it."
On her adoration of the singer, she continued, "I managed to get my way to a point in my life where I not only was known by a person that I thought was the hottest f**king f**ker alive, but pulled his ass! Are you kidding me? Can we just [get a] round of applause for me? I pulled his ass! All me! I did that s**t! I locked that motherf**ker down!"
Billie then responded to the scrutiny their relationship has been under, adding, "Say what you need to say, but, like, I am in control right now. I did this."
12th April 2023
Billie Eilish posted a gallery of photos from the Easter celebration she spent with her family— and she subtly let the world know that her boyfriend joined them. Rutherford's hand appears in the second photo in her Instagram carousel. His hand, with its giveaway “love” tattoo, sits on Billie's mesh tights. Eilish wore a stunning floral off-the-shoulder dress in the pics. She captioned the gallery with just emojis: “💐🌻🌷🌸🌈”
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