Finneas Defends Billie Eilish, Shuts Down Criticism of Age Gap

Finneas O’Connell, Billie Eilish’s brother, has defended his younger sister after she was chastised on social media for her connection with The Neighborhood frontman Jesse Rutherford despite their 10-year age difference.

And, of course, big brother Finneas is not going to allow anyone to disrespect his sister’s relationship online.

The singer-songwriter defended Billie Eilish from an unsolicited comment on her relationship with The Neighborhood’s Jesse Rutherford in the comments section of a TikTok video posted on Dec. 26. Finneas made it very clear that he had no problem with his sister Billie Eilish’s 10-year age difference with her current lover Jesse Rutherford.

A TikTok user uploaded one of O’Connell’s TikToks and added, “Your sister’s dating a 31-year-old man and your music is s—ty,” according to People magazine, an American weekly magazine.

Finneas responded, “I want my sister to be happy and secure, and she is a 21-year-old adult who is completely capable of making her own life decisions.”

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Here Is Wha more Finneas O’Connell says about Sister Billie Eilish Dating Jess Rutherford.

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For the unversed, a TikTok user posted a snappy video and answered in a stitched video, “Oh yeah? Your sister is dating a 31-year-old man, and your music is s-ttty.”

Finneas expressed his support for his sister’s relationship with Rutherford in the comments section, saying, “I want my sister to be happy and safe, and she is a 21-year-old adult absolutely able to make her own life decisions.”

This isn’t the first time Finneas has expressed his thoughts about Eilish dating an older man. Finneas told E! News in November, “Listen, as long as she’s happy, I’m happy.”

Meanwhile, in October, the pair replied to the controversy with Halloween costumes. Eilish dressed up as a baby, complete with a hat and diaper, while Rutherford wore a bald cap and grey hair.

Eilish made her Instagram romance with Rutherford official with a shot of them in amusing couple’s costumes on Halloween. The couple made fun of their 11-year age difference by dressing up as babies, complete with bibs and bonnets, while he dressed as an old man.

In her annual Vanity Fair video interview, broadcast on Nov. 28, the “Happier Than Ever” singer opened out about her connection with Rutherford. “It’s pretty amazing, and I’m really enthusiastic and delighted about it,” she remarked of her relationship with the rocker.

“I managed to bring my life to the point where I not only knew the hottest f-king f-ker alive, but I also pulled his ass!” Are you serious? Could we just have a round of applause for me… thank you, Jesse Rutherford, and everyone! I yanked his a-. All me. That s-t was done by me.”

Rutherford has known Eilish since she was 15 or 16 years old, according to TMZ. According to a source at the time, her brother, who has known Rutherford for quite some time, approves of their relationship.