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Billie Eilish reveals her celeb crush is Maya Hawke after confirming she and ex Jesse Rutherford are just 'good friends'

Callie Ahlgrim   

Billie Eilish reveals her celeb crush is Maya Hawke after confirming she and ex Jesse Rutherford are just 'good friends'
  • Billie Eilish shared several updates on her Instagram story after telling fans to "ask me a question."
  • In response to "Who's your celeb crush BE HONEST," she posted a photo of Maya Hawke.

Billie Eilish recently shared several updates about her love life, including a shout-out to her "celeb crush."

On Saturday, the "What Was I Made For?" singer shared an invitation to "ask me a question" on her Instagram story. Once the queries began pouring in, Eilish revealed she was not dating anyone, writing "NO SIRRRRRRR" with three smiling emojis.

When a fan asked "Jesse???" — presumably in reference to Jesse Rutherford — Eilish described him as "my homie forever."

"Very very good friends only," she wrote, adding the anatomical-heart emoji. Eilish and Rutherford reportedly dated for seven months before splitting in May.

Instead, in response to "Who's your celeb crush BE HONEST," she posted a photo of Maya Hawke, which she quickly deleted.

Hawke is best known for her role as Robin in "Stranger Things," but recently starred in Wes Anderson's new film "Asteroid City" and Netflix's "Do Revenge." Like Eilish, she is also a musician.

Shortly after, a fan asked, "Fruity?" — a term that's commonly used as a euphemism for queer. Eilish replied with a stock photo of fruit. (Both "fruity" and "queer" were historically used as slurs against the LGBTQ+ community, but have since been reclaimed by younger generations.)

This isn't the first time Eilish has named a woman as her celebrity crush. In a recent video for Spotify, Eilish said she's "always had a fat crush on Ginger" from the Spice Girls.

In a 2021 video for British Vogue, she also said she had "such a crush" on "Killing Eve" star Jodie Comer.

Eilish has never publicly labeled her sexuality. She was previously criticized for "queer-baiting" after the release of her 2019 single "Wish You Were Gay," but Eilish said the lyrics were "misunderstood" and "not supposed to be an insult."

"I wrote the song when I was 14 and madly in love with a boy," she wrote in a statement at the time. "It's supposed to be a fun and playful way at dealing with rejection."

Similar criticisms were levied in 2021 after Eilish released the music video for "Lost Cause," which featured a group of girls having an intimate sleepover. Shortly after the video's release, Eilish shared behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot with the caption, "i love girls."




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