Billie Eilish Calls Ex Jesse Rutherford One of Her ‘Favorite People’ & Jokes She’s ‘Never Dating Again’

Things are all good in the (Neighbour)hood when it comes to Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford. The 22-year-old pop star has confirmed that she’s still friends with her rocker ex-boyfriend, whom she dated for about seven months in 2022 and 2023.

“That’s my guy, truly one of my favorite people in the world,” she said of The Neighbourhood frontman in a previously unpublished snippet from her April Rolling Stone cover story, posted by the publication for the first time Friday (May 17).

The “What Was I Made For?” singer went on to say that she doesn’t see herself romancing anyone else in the near future. “I plan on never dating again,” she joked. “That’s not true, obviously. But no, I don’t see myself being serious with anyone until I find someone that really feels right to me, and that is not interesting to me right now.”

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Eilish and Rutherford, who is 32, first sparked dating rumors in October 2022. They went Instagram official later that month, showing off their couple’s Halloween costume that seemingly poked fun at their age gap. (The two-time Oscar winner went as a baby, while the “Sweater Weather” singer dressed as an old man.)

In May 2023, a rep for Eilish confirmed that the couple had broken up in a statement to Page Six. “We can confirm Billie and Jesse did split amicably and remain good friends,” it read. A rep for Rutherford later confirmed to Billboard, noting, “All cheating rumors are false. Both are currently single.”

The newly published interview snippets come on the same day Eilish released her third studio album, Hit Me Hard and Soft, a 10-track set produced by the star’s older brother and longtime collaborator, Finneas. The “Lunch” singer also told the publication that she almost called her LP Patheticville — based on a quote from Mindy Kaling’s character in The Office — before the sibling duo settled on a title inspired by the name of a synth instrument in Logic Pro.

“I just thought that was awesome, and we laughed and we wrote it down,” said Eilish, who previously sampled a piece of dialogue from the Steve Carrell-led show in her 2019 track “My Strange Addiction.” “Then there’s a couple more that we thought of and nothing was really sticking, but I knew it would come. It always comes.”

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