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Billie Eilish's parents reveal they nearly sent her to a therapist over Justin Bieber obsession

Billie: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images; Justin: Courtesy SB Projects

Billie Eilish fans probably know about her childhood obsession with Justin Bieber, but her parents just awkwardly revealed that her Beliber-dom was so intense that they considered sending the future Grammy-winner to a therapist.

On the latest episode of her Apple Music show me & dad radio, Billie and her parents Maggie Baird and Patrick O’Connell discuss Billie’s overwhelming love of Justin.  The three of them talk about how Billie would be “just crying and crying” over Justin’s music, and Billie describes how she’d watch the video for Justin’s hit “As Long as You Love Me” and “just sob.”

After playing most of “As Long as You Love Me,” Billie then tries to move on, but her mom won’t let her.

“You know, I just wanna say we did consider taking you to therapy,” Maggie spills.

“You did??” laughs an incredulous Billie. 

“You were in so much pain over Justin Bieber!” says Maggie.

“You guys had conversations about taking me to therapy about my Bieber-ness?” Billie asks. 

“It was so intense!” Maggie responds. “It caused you so much pain!”

“I know it did!” Billie admits.

As most fans know, Billie finally got to meet Justin at Coachella last year, and then he jumped on a remix of her smash “bad guy.” 

OMGFFFFGGG ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE MAN,” she wrote about the remix, captioning a photo of herself as a kid in her Justin Bieber poster-covered bedroom.

Then, earlier this year, Justin told Zane Lowe, “If [Billie] ever needs me, I’m going to be here for her. I don’t want her to go through anything I went through. I don’t wish that upon anybody. If she ever needs me, I’m just a call away.”

By Andrea Dresdale
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