Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish has fearlessly delved into her journey of self-discovery, candidly discussing her gender identity and feelings of attraction towards women. In an conversation with Variety, she unveiled intimate details about her perception of self and se*uality, reflecting on the challenging scrutiny she faced during her formative years.
Recalling the perplexing and disconcerting public scrutiny she encountered, Eilish recounted, “Who was she dating? What was her se*uality? Why did she dress like that?” Amid this introspection, she clarified her preferred pronouns.
Acknowledging her attraction to women, Eilish expressed, “I have deep connections with women in my life, the friends in my life, the family in my life. I’m physically attracted to them. But I’m also so intimidated by them and their beauty and their presence.”
Her feelings toward traditional femininity emerged in her revelation, “I’ve never really felt like I could relate to girls very well. I love them so much. I love them as people. I’m attracted to them as people. I’m attracted to them for real… I’ve never felt like a woman, to be honest with you.”
While affirming her identification as ‘she/her,’ Eilish disclosed her internal struggle with conventional perceptions of femininity. “I’ve never felt desirable. I’ve never felt feminine. I have to convince myself that I’m, like, a pretty girl,” she shared.
The singer highlighted the distressing impact of intense public scrutiny surrounding her personal life, particularly regarding her se*uality and dating history. Known for her privacy, Eilish acknowledged the difficulty she faced with such invasive attention.
In recent times, Eilish’s relationships have garnered attention. Previously linked with Jesse Rutherford of The Neighborhood until May 2023, following an eight-month relationship, Eilish has remained close friends with Rutherford post-breakup.
Before Rutherford, Eilish was romantically involved with actor Matthew Tyler Vorce from April 2021 to May 2022. Her personal journey, including past relationships, was also showcased in her Apple TV+ documentary, ‘Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry,’ revealing insights into her life beyond the spotlight.
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