Here's what Billie Eilish's parents say about her 11-year age gap with beau Jesse Rutherford
The couple recently made their relationship official, sharing their Halloween looks as a baby and an old man
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Billie Eilish, 20 and Jesse Rutherford, 31, recently made their relationship official. Despite an age gap of 11 years, the duo has been going strong, and it is believed that the parents of the 'Ocean Eyes' singer are supportive of the pairing.
According to reports from Hollywood Life, Eilish introduced 'The Neighbourhood' lead vocalist to her parents, whose reception of him was positive. "She's fallen for him and vice versa. She has introduced him to her parents, and they think he is a total gentleman," revealed a source to the outlet, adding that Eilish's parents "believe that they complement each other well. They trust him and he is sincere and only wants to make sure she is happy."
Adding to the approval from her parents, Eilish's older brother and record producer FINNEAS also approves of the blossoming romance, as per an article by AceShowBiz. As it turns out, Rutherford was friends with FINNEAS. "It helped a lot that Jesse was friends with Billie's brother FINNEAS too because he is the toughest critic and is so overprotective of her," revealed the insider. Earlier, another source had told the outlet that he was fully supportive of his little sister's relationship and was ecstatic to see her "so happy and giddy."
Earlier this week, Eilish made her relationship with the 31-year-old official via a post on Instagram. Sharing a montage of images from Halloween, the couple seemed to mock those who criticized their age gap. Poking fun at the 11-year difference in age, Eilish dressed up as a baby while Rutherford donned the costume of an old man, even wearing prosthetics to heighten the effect.
The source also reveals that the couple found the idea behind their Halloween looks to be "hilarious and so perfect." Friends of the couple also "thought it was very in line with their sarcastic sense of humor. They know what people are saying about their age difference and they really don't care at all." The source added, "Eleven years is really nothing and they are on the same plane emotionally and spiritually. Billie is an old soul and she's way beyond her years. Jesse treats her with the same love and respect that he always has. The important thing is that he treats her how she deserves to be treated, regardless of age."