“I thought people already knew”
Music star Billie Eilish has opened up more about the Variety interview she conducted in November wherein she expressed a preference for “the girls” in her romantic life.
The 21-year old singer simply stated in said interview that she was “attracted to women” and didn’t think anything more of that statement until it caught fire with the internet and social media, all in feverish discussion as to whether the Los Angeles-born California native had officially ‘come out’.
Eilish swatted away any suggestion it was a deliberate and declarative statement on her part during the interview, stating bluntly of the concept of ‘coming out’, “I just don’t really believe in it, I’m just like, ‘Why can’t we just exist?’ I’ve been doing this for a long time, and I just didn’t talk about it. Whoops.”
She summed up the entire episode in a rather concise and final manner, “I saw the article and I was like, oh… I guess… I came out today…OK cool. But it’s exciting to me because I guess people didn’t know… but it’s cool that they know.” She then somewhat hesitatingly concluded, “Ooh, I’m nervous talking about it! But… I am for the girls.”
Well that’s that sorted then… any questions, anyone?
Eilish has had a stratospheric last few years since releasing her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? in 2019, and has topped the UK Singles Chart twice with the title track to the James Bond movie No Time To Die in February 2020 (two months before the film’s planned theatrical release which was ultimately delayed twice until October 2021 because of the covid pandemic) and ‘What Was I Made For?’ released in July 2023 for the Barbie movie.
Eilish also opened up about the deep connection she has to women, stating that “I love women so much. I love them as people. I’m attracted to them as people. I’m attracted to them for real. 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.”
You go, girl.