Billie Eilish 'doesn't believe' in coming out after admitting she is 'attracted to women'

Billie Eilish explains why she "doesn't believe" in the notion of coming out, just weeks after revealing that she is attracted to women.

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Billie Eilish doesn't believe in the notion of coming out
Billie Eilish doesn't believe in the notion of coming out

Billie Eilish "doesn't believe" in the notion of coming out.

The 21-year-old pop star - who split from the Neighbourhood frontman Jesse Rutherford, 32, earlier this year after less than a year of dating - revealed towards the end of last month that she was "attracted" to women but has never understood why anyone should feel the need to make an announcement about their sexuality.

She told Variety: "I kind of thought, wasn’t it obvious? I didn’t realise people didn’t know. 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."

At the time, the 'bad guy' hitmaker explained that she struggles to relate to members of her own sex but often feels overwhelmed by their "beauty and presence" within the world.

She said: "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’m physically attracted to them. But I’m also so intimidated by them and their beauty and their presence."

The 'What Was I Made For?' songstress has enjoyed huge success in the music industry since she launched her career as a teenager but also admitted that she struggles with being a woman in general as well as a woman in the public eye.

She added: "Being a woman is just such a war, forever. Especially being a young woman in the public eye. It’s really unfair. It turns out that I’m young, and I have a whole life of s*** I can do.

"Maybe because my life became so adult very young, I forgot that I was still that young. I settled in a lot of ways: I lived my life as if I were in my 70s. I realized recently that I don’t need to do that.

"I think at some point this last year, I realized that. I was like, ‘I gotta find stuff within myself and my personal life that has nothing to do with the outside world or the internet or my status that’s going to bring me that much joy.’"

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