The Truth About Finneas And Claudia Sulewski's Relationship

Finneas O'Connell (known simply as Finneas) — the famous songwriter, producer, singer, and, of course, brother of Billie Eilish – found love in 2018 when he met YouTuber and budding actress Claudia Sulewski (via Cosmopolitan). The world has watched their relationship grow — and it's clear that this celebrity power couple is completely smitten with each other.

Their relationship has withstood the test of time. They even spent all of lockdown together during the pandemic — without ending up as enemies — and despite both of them having hectic schedules, they seem to be able to fit in the time to nurture their relationship without a hitch.

When you hop over to Sulewski and Finneas' Instagram pages, you find plenty of images featuring them as a couple. Many of those posts are from award shows or anniversaries. The pair make a point of publicly celebrating each other's successes. They cheer each other on no matter what, and they're not afraid to tell the world how much they love each other. They surely serve as inspiration to many couples out there trying to make it work despite scheduling conflicts and long distances, but what's their relationship really like? And how do they manage to make it work with both of them working in the demanding entertainment industry? Prepare to be inspired: Here's the truth about Finneas and Claudia Sulewski's relationship.

The couple met on a dating app

Finding love as a celebrity can be more difficult than it seems. You never know if someone likes you for you, or whether they are simply in love with the idea of you — or worse, your fame and fortune.

Luckily, Finneas and Claudia Sulewski happened to be on the same dating app at the same time (and we definitely think that was fate), the couple revealed on their now-defunct podcast (via Daily Mail).

Finneas was smitten with Sulewski when he first met her. It might have been one of those encounters where it was love at first sight. He told BuzzFeed that he went home that night and wrote a song about her. The song's title is simply "Claudia." Finneas definitely wasn't trying very hard to be inconspicuous. If anyone had any doubts that the song was about that Claudia, the opening lyrics definitely erased any doubt. Lines like "I think you're gonna change my plans with those emerald eyes" and "I'm bound to fall for you" was almost prophetic in a way, because, boy, did they fall hard for each other.

In an interview with Us Weekly, Finneas admitted that Sulewski is his muse. "Claudia has been a huge influence on my music in terms of just like how important she is to my life," he said. "I think I've always tended to write about my true real life experiences and she's definitely at the core of all of that. So there's a lot of songs about Claudia."

They adopted a dog together

Just when we thought Finneas and Claudia Sulewski couldn't surpass our ultimate couple goals any further, they adopted a dog.

Sulewski took to her YouTube channel to share a vlog of the day she and Finneas adopted their pitbull pup, whom they named Peaches. They started off with a shopping spree to buy everything a puppy needs — much like parents getting ready to welcome their newborn child home.

Sulewski revealed that she and Finneas racked their brains trying to come up with the perfect name for the dog, but it was Finneas' mom who came up with Peaches, and they loved it instantly. Peaches provided her new parents with plenty of fun on her first night home, which included jumping in the pool, among other things. She also gave Finneas a run for his money when she got the zoomies while on her leash.

It was clear from the vlog that the couple were up to the task of becoming dog parents. They even put together Peaches' bed as a team. The next day, they took Peaches on a hike, and she was a very good girl. Needless to say, they're one very happy family.

They bought a house together in 2020

Finneas and Claudia Sulweski splurged on their first house back in 2020. They paid a whopping $5.2 million for a three-bedroom beachfront home in Malibu, Dirt reported. It was more than big enough for the couple, and with its nice ocean view, it hopefully inspired Finneas to write another song or two that resembles the all-time favorite "Ocean Eyes."

The couple bought the house from actor Rick Schroder, but they only lived there for about two years before Finneas put it back on the market for $5.5 million – talk about a return on investment. The reasons why the couple decided to list the house are unclear, but it was definitely not because there's trouble in paradise.

Finneas and Sulweski also have no shortage when it comes to places to live. Per Dirt, Finneas owns plenty of property, including a small bungalow in Highland Park and a house in Los Feliz worth $2.7 million.

They spent a lot of time together during lockdown

Claudia Sulweski and Finneas were hauled up together during the pandemic so, naturally, they were forced to spend plenty of time together. The fact that their relationship remained intact during lockdown is a good sign.

Speaking to Us Weekly in May 2020, Sulweski said, "I think right now we're so grateful to be able to spend this time together, you know, in this period of unknown and uncertainty." The couple also spent some time playing Sudoku together and going on socially distanced hikes. "Just setting aside [time for] little activities has been kind of fun for us because those are the sorts of things that you never really make time for before all of this," Sulweski added.

Finneas also expressed his gratitude for being able to spend the lockdown with Sulweski, knowing that others weren't so lucky to be with their loved ones. "I think our focus during it has been like, in what ways can we help support organizations that are doing great things for people in need right now," he told Us Weekly. "That's been like probably 50 percent of our attention, then the other 50 percent has just been kind of mental health."

They started a podcast together

When the pandemic hit, Finneas and Claudia Sulewski were just getting settled in their new house. Little did they know that they'd be stuck there for a while. And so they started looking for things to do. "If you spend long enough social distancing, you start a podcast," Finneas said when the couple announced their new venture, "We Bought a House with Claudia Sulewski and Finneas" (via Billboard).

Episodes featured everything you could think of — from spilling the details on what it's like to live together (including the worst parts about it) to sharing their favorite foods. It was jam-packed with shenanigans straight out of the couple's home and provided fans with weekly entertainment.

Sadly, they are no longer releasing new episodes. Sulewski took to YouTube to explain why she and Finneas were no longer recording the podcast. She started out by telling fans that it allowed her to connect with them in a way that she's never done before and that she was thankful for that unique opportunity. She made it clear that the podcast isn't exactly ending, but that they're taking an "indefinite break" from it. The reason they decided to call a halt is that it was no longer sustainable for either of them and creating content for new episodes was becoming challenging. She also explained that they always knew it wouldn't be something they'd do permanently.

Claudia Sulweski is super supportive of Finneas

We love seeing celebrity power couples like Claudia Sulweski and Finneas cheer each other on every step of the way. Not only is Sulweski's Instagram page littered with images of Finneas, but she also uses it to publicly congratulate him whenever he brings home another award, which is often. In March 2022, she took to Instagram to post a picture of the two of them at the Oscars and congratulated Finneas on his win. "One last Oscars dump to congratulate my love for such a deserving, momentous win," Sulweski captioned the post. "You and [Billie Eilish] deserve the world, I'm in tears for you two." The siblings won the Academy Award for Best Original Song with "No Time to Die," which is featured in the 2021 James Bond film of the same name.

Sulweski also accompanied her beau to the Grammys in April 2022 (via Just Jared). The two wore coordinating satin suits. Sulweski revealed to W Magazine that she also tries to coordinate her schedule with Finneas' tour schedule so they can meet up while he's on the road. "We're just trying to keep up with the relationship and give it tender love and care," she said.

Sulweski does more than just support Finneas and his sister's careers though — she has played a hand in their music. While speaking to Zane Lowe for Apple Music, Eilish revealed that the famous "Euphoria" song "Lo Vas A Olivadar" actually had a helping hand from her family, including Sulweski. They were all gathered for a Friday night dinner when Eilish finished the song. "Technically, they should have a writing credit, because we all wrote that line right at the end," Eilish told Lowe.

Finneas feels 'lucky' to be with Claudia Sulewski

What's inspiring about Finneas O'Connell and Claudia Sulweski's relationship is that they truly appreciate each other and don't take what they have for granted.

On their third anniversary, Finneas took to Instagram to share his musings about his relationship with Sulweski, and it was probably one of the sweetest anniversary posts ever. He shared several pictures of them together — most notably one of him and Sulweski with their dog, as well as a screenshot of a text message with the words "I miss you" written repeatedly. The caption, however, took the cake.

"It's not that I can't imagine my life without you, it's easy to — it would be a life with infinitely less joy and love and laughter and purpose. A life I have no interest in," Finneas wrote. He added, "Best 3 years of my life. Happy anniversary my love, I'm so lucky to be yours." Of course, that sweet message sent the internet into a bit of a meltdown. Sulweski shared a post of her own on Instagram, captioning it: "3 years with my best friend. God am I obsessed with you. Mad for you. I love you eternally."

Finneas' connection with his fans inspires Sulweski in her own line of work

Being a songwriter for a living is probably the best way to get your feelings and experiences out in the open and connect with your fans who have gone through similar experiences. This is an area in which Finneas excels. There's a reason he and his sister Billie Eilish are ridiculously famous — they connect with their fans through their music and lyrics.

While Finneas and Eilish's ability to hit people right in the feels with their raw and honest words is admired by millions across the globe, it also inspires Finneas' girlfriend Claudia Sulewski. In an interview with W Magazine, she revealed that the siblings' growing bond with their fans inspires her to keep building the same thing with her own fans. We have no doubt that she'll manage that just fine.

Sulewski's YouTube videos always feature the true, laid-back version of herself. There is absolutely no pretense, and that in itself creates a connection that many YouTubers struggle to build with their fans.

They're both Harry Potter fans

Appearing on the Quick 6 section of Ones to Watch, Finneas revealed that if there were one fictional world he could live in, it would be the wizarding world of "Harry Potter". Us too, Finneas, us too.

As it turns out, Finneas is one of those die-hard fans who know literally everything there is to know about the world of "Harry Potter" and its characters. In fact, there's probably no "Harry Potter" BuzzFeed quiz that he cannot crack. "I'm never not talking about 'Harry Potter,'" Finneas said during the interview. "I can make some really deep esoteric references to 'Harry Potter' that aren't even a part of the movie and no one even relates to. It's a real problem," he joked. As for what Hogwarts house he belongs to, he replied that it's definitely Slytherin, adding, "They don't f**k around." As it turns out, his girlfriend Claudia Sulewski is a fan too. They even went to see "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Together," according to Popsugar.

During an interview with W Magazine, Sulewski revealed that she was busy making "Harry Potter"-themed costumes for Halloween. When Halloween arrived, she shared her and Finneas' outfits on her Instagram. She was dressed up as Bellatrix Lestrange and the resemblance is uncanny. Finneas was dressed up in Sirius Black's Azkaban attire. If not for Finneas' light hair color giving them away, we're sure plenty of people would have been running in the opposite direction screaming "Death Eaters!"

They're in no rush to get married

Finneas and Claudia Sulewski may have bought a house together and adopted a dog, but they haven't felt the need to tie the knot.

In an interview with Us Weekly, Finneas was honest when asked if he plans on proposing to Sulewski anytime soon. "Nope. Not yet," he told the outlet. He and Sulweski are on the same page. She told Us Weekly that although taking the big step of moving in together and adopting a dog has been a lot of fun, they just really love being in each other's company, and that's enough for both of them for the time being. Clearly, the couple simply enjoys being in love and doesn't feel pressured to rush into marriage.

Plus, with both of them having very busy schedules, planning a wedding sounds nearly impossible. In 20211, Sulewski began transitioning from full-time YouTuber to actor, starring in "I Love My Dad," written and directed by James Morosini (per Variety). Meanwhile, Finneas revealed on Kyle Merdith's podcast in June 2022 that he has been hard at work writing on Billie Eilish's third album (via Audacy).