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Billie Eilish ‘never felt desired’ and thinks people see her ‘not as a woman’ due to her style


Billie Eilish says she’s never felt ‘powerful’ within a relationship (Picture: Danielle Levitt/GQ

Billie Eilish has opened up about her past relationships, admitting she has ‘never felt desired’ or ‘powerful’ within a relationship. 

The singer, 18, is known for her baggy, high-fashion outfits, but she admitted she can feel ‘trapped by the persona’ she has become known for. 

She told GQ: ‘Here’s a bomb for you: I have never felt desired. My past boyfriends never made me feel desired. None of them.

‘And it’s a big thing in my life that I feel I have never been physically desired by somebody. So I dress the way I dress as I don’t like to think of you guys – I mean anyone, everyone – judging it, or the size of it.’

Billie added that she sometimes does wake up and fancy wearing a tank top, which she has done in the past: ‘Sometimes I dress like a boy. Sometimes I dress like a swaggy girl. 

‘And sometimes I feel trapped by this persona that I have created, because sometimes I think people view me not as a woman.

Billie’s signature style is baggy, brightly coloured clothing (Picture: Danielle Levitt/GQ)

‘I have never felt powerful in a relationship. I did once and, guess what, I took advantage of that person’s kindness. I wasn’t used to it.’ 

Billie also revealed that she is enjoying single life, and isn’t currently looking for a partner: ‘It’s been months and I am not attracted to people anymore. I don’t know what’s going on … It’s actually kind of dope.’

Billie is the cover star for the July/August issue of GQ (Picture: Danielle Levitt/GQ)

The Bad Guy star has never been afraid to pave her own path when it comes to fashion, refusing to be pigeonholed into the sexualised version of what society thinks a female popstar should dress like. 

She admitted that she did feel peer pressure to fit in at school by wearing ‘trendy’ clothes, but added: ‘That went away pretty fast; no idea why. Since then I’ve never felt comfortable looking like other people.’

The full feature is in the July/August issue of GQ, available via digital download and on newsstands on 5 June.

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