Billie Eilish Learned She Was Conceived from IVF During Howard Stern Interview

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By Gary Trock on September 30, 2019 at 6:05 AM EDT

Howard Stern sat down with Billie Eilish to talk about her life, but at the end of the interview it was the star who learned something new about herself!

Eilish and her brother, Phineas O'Connell, both appeared on SiriusXM's "The Howard Stern Show" on Monday morning, and performed songs in-studio as they delved into their personal history.

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Billie left no stone unturned and talked about being homeschooled, growing up in Los Angeles, the intimate process of creating music and her struggles with mental health.

She also spoke about her recent appearance as the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live."

Towards the end of the interview, the "Bad Guy" singer brought her parents into the studio to meet Stern and the crew.


Eilish's parents, Maggie Baird and Patrick O'Connell are actors in the entertainment industry, as well as huge fans of Howard Stern.

When Stern asked them to describe the night they conceived Billie, as to give others advice on how to create a succesful child, the truth came out.

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"Well, Billie was conceived with the existence of a fertility clinic," her mother described.

The star's parents said after they had Phineas naturally, they had trouble conceiving another child and turned to a fertility clinic for help.

"So, Billie was built in a lab," Stern joked, as her father admitted, "I was alone in a dark room," and that she was the fourth attempt.

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The 17-year-old singer was astonished, and seriously asked about the process and why they used a fertility clinic.

"Billie, you look like you're going to pass out," Stern said as her parents described the process of going through IVF, which included "spinning the specimen."

Clearly it was the right move, as they created a superstar ... but it sounds like Eilish and her family are going to have some interesting dinner conversation tonight.

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