Billie Eilish says she's 'attracted' to and 'intimidated' by women in open chat about sexuality

Billie Eilish says she's 'attracted' to and 'intimidated' by women in open chat about sexuality

"I'm attracted to them for real."

Billie Eilish has shared that she is "attracted" to women, but never felt she could relate to them.

During a candid interview with Variety, the 'Happier Than Ever' hitmaker opened up about her sexuality and identity.

The 22-year-old singer told the publication that she was both "attracted" to and "intimidated" by women. She also revealed that she has previously struggled to relate to women.

"I've never really felt like I could relate to girls very well," Billie said.

"I love them so much. I love them as people. I'm attracted to them as people. I'm attracted to them for real," the singer, who has previously been accused of queer-baiting, continued.

"I'm physically attracted to them. But I'm also so intimidated by them and their beauty and their presence."

Fans have rushed to show support for Billie after her honest revelation, with one writing: "Proud of her for being real."

"Oh, trust Billie, the girls love you very much. I am girls," said another on X (formerly known as Twitter).

While a third agreed: "She’s so real for this 😩😆"

Elsewhere in her interview, Billie shared that she struggled with her identity as a woman.

"I've never felt like a woman, to be honest with you," she told the publication.

"I've never felt desirable. I've never felt feminine."

"I have to convince myself that I'm, like, a pretty girl," the performer continued.

Shed added: "I identify as she/her and things like that, but I've never really felt like a girl."

The Bad Guy singer was most recently romantically linked to The Neighbourhood's lead singer Jesse Rutherford. The duo confirmed their relationship in November 2022 but split in May this year.

Cover Media with additional reporting from Sophie van Soest.