Since the couple officially went on Instagram a few weeks ago, the 11-year age gap between two musicians Billie Eilish (20 years old) and Jesse Rutherford (31) has become a pretty hot topic in the pop world.
ilish and Rutherford also seem to be well aware of the noise going on: on Halloween, they dress up as a baby and a geriatric man, throwing yet another heating lamp into the discussion.
Why is that? It seems that the problem is that Rutherford has known Eilish since she was 15 years old (he and Finneas, Eilish’s brother leave). While Eilish wasn’t even of legal drinking age, Rutherford was well ahead of her 20s.
“Yes, they’re adults but 20s and 31s aren’t CLOSE in the same age of adulthood…just like a 20-year-old is college and a 31-year-old is a fully grown adult,” said one person. Note fans on social media.
A ‘source’ told TMZ: “Billie knows fans might worry about their age difference, but that’s really not her concern as they’re connected on so many levels. degree. Plus, she’ll be turning 21 in a few months, so there won’t be much restrictions on where they can hang out as she’ll be old enough by then. “
Well, I’m here to let those who are overprotecting Billie Eilish, the grown woman, know that there’s absolutely nothing to worry about. I will tell you from experience that the 11 year age gap with a 20 year old woman is not as big of a deal as you might think.
I met call him Jim (31 years old) when I was a 20 year old waitress in Dublin. He is from Los Angeles and took his father to Ireland on vacation.
All this happened about 500 years ago, I gave him my landline number. We meet under the clock at Clery’s and fix all over the place, Rock Garden. See? Ancient. Within three months, I had moved to Los Angeles. It wasn’t as big of an upheaval as one might imagine: I had just graduated from college, had a hard time, and was figuring out my next move.
“I’ll call the guards!” My mom yelled when I revealed what was going on. Like critics Billie, she also has very specific ideas about what a relationship between a 20-year-old and a 31-year-old looks like.
Truth is, I don’t recall much of a difference. Jim and I are equal emotionally, intellectually, socially. While it can often be a troubling aspect of some relationships between older men and younger women, I have never felt as though there is ‘power’ leaning in any direction. our relationship. I never felt like he saw an impressive young woman in me.
There’s not such a big age gap that he’s amused by my youthful enthusiasm, though to be fair, my chip of skepticism started at 15. We could have been in the early stages. different life stages, but that’s okay. We have similar values, cultural reference points and a sense of humour. Our path quickly fell into step.
The attraction, on my part, was obvious. This is a man with his own house, his own car, a proper job, and a varied, fulfilling social life. Where the college-aged boys I’ve dated are living in slums or still at the take-home stage of mom’s laundry, Jim has spent a decade working steadily toward it. the life he wants. .
In the end, geography and distance cut the scythe into our relationship, not at different life stages.
So Billie, here’s a word that sounds like your cover: people’s anger about this may not be entirely rooted in the reality of the situation. Oh, and I’ve never had a problem getting into a bar in America at 20. Having a thirtieth boyfriend can be quite as convenient.
Matt Hancock in ‘I’m a Celebrity…’ hard to stomach
If the Eilish-Rutherford kerfuffle is a wet squib, the same cannot be said for the frankly explosive news that British MP Matt Hancock will be at the top of the upcoming series of I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here!
Without a doubt, his other teammates were breathing a sigh of relief.
They can never come close to a junk food trial now – not with the British public voting on who will devour kangaroos, battle scorpions and glug slug smoothies.
The only sane question is what the hell does Hancock think he’s doing?
He’s in the middle of promoting his dyslexia campaign and “getting where people are”…please. Like many other reality contestants, Hancock clearly believes that once he gets a chance to show viewers ‘The Real Man’, public opinion will turn in his favor.
He clearly believes he’s going to be famous, though…well, everything.
Hancock’s decision to go for reality television, while blindly swearing he would be “available” to his constituents from the other side of the world while receiving a decent paycheck, represents a some of the worst qualities people have despised in their politicians.
There is an illusion of greatness. Shamefully self-serving and self-promotional. There are lies about voter standing first, when all available evidence points to the contrary.
Mammoth Mariah Carey’s Christmas countdown is exhausting
If you’re hoping to take a breather in five minutes between the frenetic consumerism of Halloween and a remake of it all for Christmas, good luck.
With Mariah Carey literally starting her holiday season on November 1, it looks like everyone else is happy to follow suit. That makes up nearly eight weeks running up to Christmas Day.
It’s a big part of the calendar to predict a certain date. If we continue with this, you can only imagine the level of carnival fatigue we will all have by the time we sit down to turkey dinner on December 25th.
https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/the-11-year-age-gap-between-billie-eilish-and-jesse-rutherford-is-no-big-deal-i-should-know-42115127.html The 11-year age gap between Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford isn’t a big deal – I should know