Who is Devon Lee Carlson? Age and career of Jesse Rutherford's ex-girlfriend

Eve Edwards November 30, 2022
Who is Devon Lee Carlson? Age and career of Jesse Rutherford's ex-girlfriend
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Interest in Devon Lee Carlson’s former relationship with Jesse Rutherford has reignited, as Billie Eilish opens up on her new beau and their headline-making age difference.

Eilish, 20, touched on her new relationship with The Neighbourhood singer in her sixth annual Vanity Fair video interview. Eilish confirmed she is dating Rutherford after months of speculation. They made their red carpet debut at a LACMA event on November 6.

Before dating Billie Eilish, Jesse Rutherford was in a long-term relationship with entrepreneur Devon Lee Carlson. So, for those who aren’t aware of Carlson or her work, let’s get to know her better as her former relationship gets thrust back into the spotlight.

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Who is Devon Lee Carlson?

Devon Lee Carlson is a businesswoman, influencer, and YouTuber from southern California. She is best known as the co-founder of Wildflower Cases, which she launched at the age of 17 with her mother, Michelle, and sister Sydney. Wildflower Cases has grown into a popular phone case brand amongst celebs and Gen Z alike. Some of the clientele sporting Carlson’s designs include Bella Hadid and Lana Del Rey.

Although her work in accessories has rocketed Carlson to success, it has also built her an online following. Devon Lee Carlson has, as of publication date, over 1.5 million followers on Instagram. As a friend of the Hadids and Kardashians, it’s not hard to see why Carlson and her sister Sydney have fallen into the world of influencers. But Devon Lee Carlson is building up her own style empire as a result.

In a poll of New York teens by New York Magazine, Carlson topped the list when asked who influenced their style, beating out the likes of Rihanna and Kendall Jenner.

Devon and Jesse Rutherford started dating at a young age

Not only is Devon Lee Carlson known for her killer sense of style and popular phone case designs, she’s also known as the ex-girlfriend of Jesse Rutherford. The former couple had an incredibly public relationship, appearing at photoshoots together, as well as sharing a home in California.

Rutherford and Carlson first met as teenagers at a local mall, having attended the same school. They dated briefly before splitting up, later reuniting in 2015.

In November 2021, Devon Lee Carlson deleted “Jesse’s girlfriend” from her social media bio, prompting speculation the pair had broken up. Carlson also took down posts of the couple together on Instagram and TikTok.

Devon’s age gap with ex-boyfriend Jesse Rutherford revealed

Interest in Devon Lee Carlson’s age difference with her former boyfriend has arisen, given Jesse Rutherford’s significant age gap with new girlfriend Billie Eilish.

Carlson was born on August 3, 1994, making her currently 28 years old. Rutherford is currently 31 years old and was born on August 21, 1991. He is three years Carlson’s senior, whereas almost eleven years Eilish’s. Billie Eilish turns 21 years old later this year, on December 18.

Rutherford met Carlson when she was a freshman and he was a senior in high school.

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Is Devon Lee Carlson dating anyone now?

With Jesse Rutherford’s current relationship making headlines left, right and center, you might be wondering if Devon Lee Carlson has moved on.

As of yet, Carlson has yet to confirm whether she is in a new relationship. However, earlier this year, Carlson was linked to The Strokes singer Julian Casablancas. Neither Carlson nor Casablancas confirmed that there was any romantic link between them. Carlson has not confirmed she is in a relationship since parting ways with Rutherford.

Carlson and Casablancas have even more of an age gap than Rutherford and Eilish. Julian Casablancas is 44 years old, making him 16 years Carlson’s senior.

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Eve Edwards is a staff writer for The Focus who has been with GRV Media since April 2019. Having gained a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Bristol, Eve joined GRV starting out as a writer for Reality Titbit before making her way over to HITC. With a passion for music, TV, and cultural news, Eve eventually found a home at The Focus. Eve spent 2021-2022 freelancing for GRV Media while she completed a Masters in Music Performance, and brings her wide array of interests to the company in her written work. In Eve's spare time you'll find her working her way through the day's Wordle, Heardle, and Quordle, or struggling to complete The Guardian's cryptic crossword.