‘Neighborhood’ Drama: Billie Eilish and Boyfriend Jesse Rutherford Call it Quits

“Happier than Ever” singer Billie Eilish is focused on the future after calling it quits with her boyfriend of one

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“Happier than Ever” singer Billie Eilish is focused on the future after calling it quits with her boyfriend of one year, Jesse Rutherford.

Eilish has been with the Neighbourhood frontman, Rutherford, since the two sparked romance rumors back in October 2022, and they’ve been together for a little less than a year.

Rumors of cheating have plagued the couple.

But according to them, the split was friendly and there are no hard feelings – and no truth to the cheating rumors.

CNN writes, “A representative for Eilish, 21, confirmed to CNN in a statement on Wednesday that the ‘Happier Than Ever’ singer and Rutherford have broken up.

‘We can confirm Billie and Jesse did split amicably and remain good friends. All cheating rumors are false. Both are currently single,’ the statement read.”


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After they were first seen kissing sweetly in late 2022, then went official in public in November.

They appeared together for the first time on the red carpet at the LACMA Art+Film Gala. After they were seen together, the couple received backlash due to their age differences. Rutherford is 10 years older than Eilish.

Vanity Fair has been doing a video series of interviews with Eilish, asking her the same questions every year on October 18, for the past six years. It’s fascinating watching the singer age and hearing how her answers have changed – as well as what has not changed.

In October 2022, when she was asked if she has a boyfriend, a slyly smiling Eilish responded, “yeah I do. And it’s really cool. And I’m really excited and I’m really happy about it.”

At the time, she told Vanity Fair that she loved being able to initially catch Rutherford’s attention, and that she truly values having freedom when she’s in a relationship.


“I want to be trusted and I want to be able to have space and I want love and attention,” she said at the time. Eilish later added in her repliy, “equal admiration is really important.”

It seems like Eilish is in a good place even if her relationship is over. And the fact that people are talking about cheating rumors (again) is no surprise. Every time Eilish is in a relationship, people seem quick to try to find flaws and problems.

The young star has always had her own way of dealing with the public pressure and constant in-the-spotlight aspects of being a superstar, and that has extended to her relationships as well.

While fans may clamor for more information, she’s always been a little conservative about how much she shares. Which means that when things end, people go wild with speculation and unanswered questions.

But it’s good to know that things ended amicably for the pair and that Eilish is ready for whatever her life holds next.