Billie Eilish confirms queer identity: ‘Wasn’t it obvious?’


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Billie Eilish recently did an interview that was perceived as a coming out story, but she’s not mad about it. She told Variety on the red carpet for the Variety Hitmakers Brunch Saturday that she didn’t realize people didn’t know. She said, “I didn’t [know I was coming out], but I kinda thought, wasn’t it obvious?”

In a November Variety profile, the 21-year-old said, “I’m physically attracted to [women]. But I’m also so intimidated by them and their beauty and their presence.” She then elaborated on her comments on the red carpet as she joked, “I’m still scared of [women], but I think they’re pretty.”

She said, “I saw the article, and I was like, ‘Oh, I guess I came out today!’” She added, “I just don’t really believe in [coming out]. I’m just like, why can’t we just exist? I’ve been doing this for a long time, and I just didn’t talk about it.” She also confirmed, “I am for the girls.”

Eilish has dated a few different people over the years, including rapper Brandon Adams, who performs under the name 7:AMP (she called him “Q”). In the November cover story, Eilish admitted she was “physically attracted” to women. Their romance was featured in the documentary “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry,” which was released in February 2021. In that same documentary, Eilish spoke about their breakup saying she “just wasn’t happy” while dating him. She further told People at the time, “I didn’t want the same things he wanted and I don’t think that’s fair for him. I don’t think you should be in a relationship super excited about things that the other person couldn’t care less about.” She previously dated Jesse Rutherford, who is 11 years older than her. They broke up in May.

Eilish later dated Jesse Rutherford, who is best known for his work as the singer of The Neighbourhood. The pair, who had an 11-year age difference, started dating in October 2022 and split in May. Following their breakup, the singer was seen getting cozy with “Love, Victor” actress Ava Capri, who is queer, at an afterparty.

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