Billie Eilish’s brother Finneas O’Connell has responded to her controversial age gap relationship with singer Jesse Rutherford.
The ‘bad guy’ singer, 21, and rock star Rutherford, 31, confirmed their relationship in October after being papped sharing a kiss while on a date in Los Angeles.
Since then, they’ve shared numerous snaps of themselves together – including a controversial Halloween post which saw the pair poke fun at their 10-year age gap.
While the ‘Ocean Eyes’ hitmaker and Rutherford seem happy enough, fans – and now Eilish’s brother – have plenty to say about it.
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It all started when a person took to Finneas’ TikTok and wrote: “Your sister’s dating a 31-year-old man and your music is s****y.”
Choosing to be the bigger person and ignoring the jibe about his music, Finneas went on to address the comment.
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He responded: “I want my sister to be happy and safe.
“She is a 21-year-old adult, perfectly entitled to make her own life decisions.”
This isn’t the first time that Finneas has publically been supportive of Eilish’s relationship with Rutherford.
He recently told E! News: “Listen, as long as she’s happy, I’m happy.”
Previously, Eilish’s parents have also opened up about their daughter’s relationship with Rutherford.
According to an alleged Hollywood Life insider, Maggie Baird and Patrick O’Connell believe the 31-year-old ‘is a total gentlemen’.
The alleged source also commented: “They trust him and he is sincere and only wants to make sure she is happy.”
Recently, Eilish was interviewed by Vanity Fair and during the chat, she opened up about her relationship.
The singer gushed: “It’s really cool, and I’m really excited and I’m really happy about it.
“I managed to get my life to a point where I not only was known by a person that I thought was the hottest f***ing f***er alive but pulled his a**!
“Are you kidding me? Can we just get a round of applause for me. Thank you, Jesse Rutherford, everyone!
“I pulled his ass. All me. I did that s***.”
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Eilish went on to explain that ‘physical touch’ is her ‘love language’, and that it’s important for her to be inspired by her boyfriend.
“I want to be able to have space and I want love and attention and equal admiration is really important,” she continued.
“I am really inspired by this person and he’s really inspired by me and it’s really cool.”
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