Maggie Baird, mother of the 18-year-old Billie Eilish was a guest on her daughter’s Apple Music show, “me & dad radio,” a program on which the starlet and her father Patrick O’Connell exchange music and stories from their glamorous life.
She disclosed the terrifying fascination of her daughter with Justin Bieber, now 26 — so much so that she and O’Connell considered counseling for their then-12-year-old daughter.
Maggie talked about how her daughter will play the hit “As Long As You Love Me” and cry for the Canadian pop star in 2012. She remembered “driving to the dance studio with Billie, playing this song, sobbing, and then driving back and sobbing.”
The 61-year-old mother added, “And the video, and Billie talking about it, and being excited it was coming out, and just crying and crying. I just want to say, we did consider taking you to therapy because you were in so much pain over Justin Bieber.”
During the show, Billie even spoke about her teenage anxiety.
“There was a period where I cried every single day of my life, when I was like 13, 14, 15,” said the Grammy-winning singer. “Every single day I cried.”
“And 17, 18 I cried barely at all,” she added. “I’m proud to say I barely cry anymore and it’s one thing I’ve overcome.”
The “Bad Guy,” hitmaker who also works with her brother, Finneas O’Connell, then embraced her fairly newfound contentment — and probably no longer cries for Justin Bieber.
“This is a big deal,” she said. “Not that it’s wrong to cry, but it’s a good thing I feel happier in my life and I don’t want to cry anymore.”
The two stars Billie and Justin met in 2019 at Coachella and then collaborated on a cover of the massive hit “Bad Guy.” by Eilish. The cover art shows a young Eilish in her childhood bedroom, surrounded by posters of her idol.