The 21-year-old icon made a stylish appearance on the red carpet for the Variety Hitmakers Brunch on Saturday (December 2), revealing additional information surrounding the topic. She shared that she didn't mean to come out, (primarily because she didn't realize that people didn't already know) but that it was all exciting.
"I just don't really believe in it [coming out], I'm just like, why can't we all just exist? I've been doing this for a long time and I just didn't talk about it, whoops. I didn’t [know I was coming out], but I kinda thought, wasn’t it obvious? I didn’t realize people didn’t know."
Eilish continued with a laugh:
"It's exciting to me because I guess people didn't know, but now they know so it's cool that they know. I'm nervous talking about it, but I am for the girls." A few weeks ago, the "Happier Than Ever" standout mentioned that while she was attracted to women, she was also intimidated by them. During this weekend's red carpet interview, Eilish joked that she was still scared of women, but "thinks they're pretty."
Eilish dated rapper Brandon Adams (who goes by the stage name "7:AMP") when she was 19 years old. In 2021, she told People that their relationship fizzled out because they both wanted different things.
“I didn’t want the same things he wanted and I don’t think that’s fair for him. I don’t think you should be in a relationship super excited about things that the other person couldn’t care less about.” In 2022, the star began dating The Neighbourhood's Jesse Rutherford. The pair ended up parting ways in May of 2023. After the breakup, Eilish was seen "getting cozy" with actress Ava Capri at an afterparty. Eilish remains an unapologetically expressive, vibrant, and positive force as her music career continues to evolve.
Read her full cover story on variety.com.