Billie Eilish fans are a little weirded out by a recent photo she posted of herself dressed as a baby for Halloween, especially since she was posing with her older boyfriend who’s wearing an old man costume.
The 20-year-old singer is in a relationship with 31-year-old Jesse Rutherford. The Instagram post seems to indicate that the couple thinks their age gap is funny, but many of Eilish’s followers weren’t very amused. “life is craaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy. happy halloween,” the caption said.
The image carousel also included photos of her carving a pumpkin, her friend Dylan Minnette in a pumpkin costume, her brother Finneas’ injury, and some concert clips. The final image was of her with Rutherford wearing their baby/old man costumes.
One person replied, “honestly yikes on the last photo.”
“That last slide is gonna haunt her in a few years when she’s older and realizes that a 31 year old has no business with someone that young,” another wrote.
“Girl wisen up, this isn’t a joke. Why isn’t he with someone his own age? Just think about it. It’s weird, not quirky,” a third shared in the comments.
Eilish and Rutherford seemingly confirmed their relationship by posting that photo. Rumors had been swirling since they were spotted together in October and then were seen kissing outside an Indian restaurant in Los Angeles, per People.
There are photos of the pair in 2017 when Eilish was 15 and Rutherford was 26, though their romance seems relatively new.
Eilish was formerly in a relationship with rapper 7: AMP, real name Brandon Adams but who Eilish refers to as Q, who is 24. She spoke about their relationship in the 2021 Apple TV+ documentary “The World’s a Little Blurry.”
“I just wasn’t happy. I didn’t want the same things he wanted and I don’t think that’s fair for him,” she said. “I don’t think you should be in a relationship super excited about things that the other person couldn’t care less about.”
Fans were allegedly upset with how Eilish spoke about Q in the documentary and came after him on social media. The “Bad Guy” singer admonished them, telling them to “be nice.”
“Be nice to people no matter what! i love you guys thank you for protecting me but be nice!!” Eilish wrote on Instagram.