20-Year-Old Billie Eilish Warms Up to the Neighborhood. 31, Jesse Rutherford
Billie Eilish was spotted holding hands with Jesse Rutherford of The Neighbourhood, and fans are divided on the possibility of a new relationship.
Friday, a fan uploaded a TikTok video of Eilish, 20, grabbing Rutherford, 31, as they exited a frightening labyrinth during Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.
The fan captioned the image, “OMG I just saw Billie Eilish at Horror Nights,” with “OMG.”
Rutherford’s face was not seen in the video, but he looked to be wearing the same leather jacket in a subsequent Instagram Story posted by Eilish’s brother, Finneas.
Two days later, the Twitter account Pop Crave published a photo of the purported pair dining in a restaurant.
Eilish and Rutherford were dressed differently than on their theme park date, indicating that they have been on other dates together.
Eilish’s representatives did not respond immediately to Page Six’s request for comment.
After the video and photo leaked online, social media users began debating whether the couple’s nearly 10-year age difference is inappropriate.
“Yes, they are adults, but 20 and 31 are NOT in the same spectrum of maturity… A Twitter user asserted that a 20-year-old is college-aged but a 31-year-old is a fully developed adult.
Another individual commented in the TikTok video’s comments section, I adore Jesse but it doesn’t sit right with me because she can’t legally drink and he’s 31 no no no.”
A third individual simply remarked, “The age gap is killing me.”
In addition, social media users unearthed a photo published by a Rutherford fan account in December 2017 that depicted the duo jokingly posing at a costume party to demonstrate that they have known each other for years.