Birth date February 7, 1988
Lily Winters spent the summer of 2004 as a volunteer working on Victor Newman's Community Service project to turn a vacant factory into a Rec Center for the tough neighborhood it was in. Lily met troubled teen Devon, who was belligerent and just hung around watching and resenting the rich kids who were helping the neighborhood kids fix up the new Market Street Recreation Center. Lily's attempts to befriend him were rebuffed at every turn as Devon did not trust anyone - especially an obviously rich kid. To get her off his back, Devon made up answers to her questions, telling her that he went to a school in the rich part of town and was part of a big happy family. Later when Lily realized that he was lying, Devon told her that he had been shuttled from one group home to another ever since he was taken from his crack head mother, and that his father was dead. He admitted that he was currently living in a foster home, but that he was about to be kicked out for his bad behavior. Just as the bubbly and sweet Lily was finally getting through to Devon, and he started helping out and treating everyone better, Devon was told by his social worker, Lorena Davis, that there was no group home available so he'd have to be sent to a Level 12 facility which sounded more like jail.
Lily's mother Drucilla got to know the boy and saw herself at that age, remembering how she had gone down the wrong road until Nathan Hastings had rescued her and taught her to read. Wanting to pay it forward by helping Devon in the same way, Dru convinced her husband Neil and Ms. Davis to allow them to be his temporary foster parents. Devon blossomed once he knew that someone cared, and he and Lily became very close. During this time, Devon told Lily he'd seen his father only once hanging out in front of a convenience store.
Devon became part of the Winters family, learning table manners, and getting caught up on his education by reading books. Neil was hesitant, but Dru plotted to make the arrangement permanent, and lied to Ms. Davis that Neil was on board with permanent fostering of Devon. When it was discovered that Neil knew nothing about it, Devon had to be sent to a Level 12 facility, but he ran away with Lily instead. Devon was found and Victor Newman volunteered to take him in until a group home could be found. Victor and Devon bunked together at the Rec Center in sleeping bags for a few weeks. The day that Devon was to leave, Neil finally gave in and agreed to permanent foster care.
Devon had actually been taken from his mother, Yolanda, at the age of six when she overdosed, and he went to live with his grandmother until she died. It seemed that his grandmother was the only person who ever cared about Devon. He had fond memories of baking cookies with her and celebrating birthday picnics with her at the zoo watching the seals. He commemorated one of these memories by baking cookies for his new family for Christmas rather than spend the cash he was given by them for presents.
Devon's birthday came around, but no one remembered it. Disappointed, but unwilling to tell anyone but his friend Sierra Hoffman, he skipped school and headed for the zoo. Later that night when he was discovered missing, Sierra told them to check the zoo. Dru, Neil, Lily, and Malcolm found a terrified Devon marooned in the lion habitat, eye to eye with a lion. Malcolm climbed down into the pit and used skills apparently learned in Africa to distract the lion while Devon climbed out with the help of Neil, followed by Malcolm. Lily and Devon brought around the SUV to pick them up, but she lost control when it skidded on the ice and struck Neil. Later at the hospital, Neil made peace with Malcolm, asking him to take care of his family in case he didn't make it through surgery. Neil relieved Devon and Lily of their guilt and said goodbye to Dru. In the waiting room, Lily blamed Devon for causing Neil's impending death, so when Ms. Davis arrived, Devon asked to be put into a group home. Dru intervened and assured Devon that families were all about love and forgiveness. Neil needed blood, and Lily wanted to donate, but Malcolm insisted he be the one to do so. Devon helped Lily see that Malcolm needed to give back to his brother to mend their relationship, but actually Malcolm was really more interested in the possibility that Neil was not Lily's father. Neil came through the surgery fine.
As time went on, Devon became very protective of Lily, and he appeared to have more than a sisterly interest in her, but she was too busy chasing after Daniel Romalotti to notice. After their friend Cassie Newman was killed in a tragic accident, and Daniel thought to be at fault, Daniel and Lily ran off together and became fugitives from the police. After Neil and Dru took out their frustrations over Lily on Devon, he admitted to Sierra that although he hadn't seen her in several years, he might know where his mother could be found, but was afraid of the probable rejection if he did. After Neil joined the search for Lily and Daniel in L.A., and Dru was too busy obsessing over the missing Lily to be interested in Devon's welfare, Devon finally visited the park where his homeless mother Yolanda was living. Devon was disturbed to see how raggedy and thin she was, and he told her how well he was doing in school and that he was living with a rich family now. Devon tried to give Yolanda some cash, but she admitted that she was still a crack head and would only spend it on her habit. Yolanda encouraged Devon to forget her and his old life and take advantage of what the Winters had to offer him. Devon left the cash on the bench beside Yolanda, and said goodbye. But he returned several times to see his mother, and once witnessed her being dragged into the police station.
Alone with Neil and Dru after Lily was sent away to boarding school, Devon tried to talk Yolanda into going into a free state rehab facility. Yolanda refused and claimed that she was off the drugs. So Devon took her home to the Winters', let her clean up, and Yolanda left after stealing Neil's expensive watch. She used the watch to buy enough drugs to overdose, and was found unconscious in the park by Devon. Yolanda recovered and went into rehab. Afterward she lived with the Winters family getting her act together, got a nice job in the Jabot mailroom, but blew it all by coming on to Neil. Neil shot her down, Devon walked in on them, so Yolanda explained what had happened to Devon. Devon turned down Yolanda's offer to leave with her, and she packed and left for her sister's in Seattle.
The Winters were having marital problems when Devon went deaf after surviving meningitis. Neil and Dru reconciled, and the family united to support Devon by learning sign language and having their home equipped for the deaf. Devon was coping well considering that he was a music major in college, but he began looking into having a cochlear implant. Devon was being smothered by his over-protective foster parents, so he moved out to live with Lily and Daniel, but Jack Abbott ended up renting a house to all three of them so they could live together near the GCU campus.
Neil gave Dru the job of decorating his jazz club Indigo and hw was hoping Devon would work there too. Indigo's successful grand opening featured Aaron Neville with a sign language interpreter just for Devon. But afterward, Carmen Mezda turned up bludgeoned to death in the alley behind the club. Dru, Neil, Devon and Lily all appeared before the grand jury to testify, and were among the murder suspects. But in a surprise turn of events, Devon was arrested for the murder of Carmen. While he was out on bail awaiting trial, his cochlear implant surgery was successful, and he was able to hear again. Neil and Dru took this opportunity to legally adopt Devon once they heard that his mother was back on drugs.
Three months later, Carmen's former lover David Chow showed up in Genoa City after he received a copy of the video of Dru and Carmen's altercation, and was hell-bent on getting Dru convicted for Carmen's murder. After hooking up with Leanna Love, the video was aired on TV, and all eyes were again on Dru as the murderer. Chow was confronting Dru everywhere, even turning up at her apartment door just after Dru found her own clothes shredded like she did Carmen's. Then Dru started seeing dead Carmen and ended up checked into the psych ward, though it turned out that Carmen's identical cousin Inez was in cahoots with Chow and hey were gas-lighting Dru. After Jana Hawkes confessed to being was the real killer of Carmen, David and Inez appeared at Dru's competency hearing, vindicating her. However, Inez never revealed David was the one behind the gas lighting. Jana disappeared and both Dru and Devon were exonerated.
In April of 2007, Sharon told Drucilla she was being blackmailed by Phyllis over her affair with Brad Carlton. When Sharon and Phyllis began fighting on the edge of a cliff during a NVP photo shoot, Dru intervened. When all lost hold of the cell phone they were fighting over, they lost their balance and fell backward. Dru sailed off the cliff into the river below, and Sharon was left hanging onto the edge for her life. Phyllis tried to save Sharon, but she lost her grip and Sharon also fell to the river below. Rescuers combed the area and found Sharon's lifeless body, but she was revived. Dru was never found. Only the jacket she wore was found below the falls, so she was presumed dead.
A prayer vigil was held at Indigo, where memories were shared by family and friends. Olivia remembered what a precocious child Dru had been, and how she had shown her love for Liv when she donated needed bone marrow to save Liv's life. Sharon remembered Dru's brutal honesty and her one-of-kind hats. Devon recalled that before Dru came into his life, no one had ever believed in him, and how she forced him through her love to believe in himself. Lily said that Dru was the kind of woman who did it all, career and family, and was her role model. Neil believed Dru was still alive, declared that he was not going to give up looking for her, and called her loyal and passionate about life. For a while Neil was turning back to the bottle in his despair over losing Dru, but he stopped for the sake of his children.
New Co-CEO, Neil gave his son Devon a big project of his own to oversee with Kline Outdoor signs, although Brad was not confident in his ability to handle it. But Devon not only got kudos from Kline, but also was given a high profile account of Brad's, and was becoming a serious up and coming businessman. When Devon discovered how badly Daniel had been treating his sister, Lily, he confronted Daniel and punched him out, then Lily tossed Daniel out and later divorced him. Devon began dating a few girls, mostly one named Roxanne.
During a surprise twenty-first birthday party for Lily, Devon's Aunt Tyra and precocious and talented 12-year-old Ana arrived from Seattle. Neil wanted his son to get to know his real family, so soft-hearted Neil invited them to live with him and Karen until they got back on their feet. As weeks went on, Karen was not pleased with this, and asked Tyra to look for her own place, but Neil nixed the idea. Ana had a beautiful singing voice, but was afraid to sing in public. Thanks to Karen relating her mutual stage fright, Ana began singing for the family at Indigo and then with Devon at the annual charity gala which prompted Kay Chancellor to offer Ana the annual scholarship for gifted students to a Music School in New Hampshire. Tyra was reluctant to accept because Ana was not really her daughter, but the daughter of her crack head sister Yolanda, so she was afraid her deception all these years would be exposed. Neil was supportive, and Kay paved the way for Ana to get into the school regardless. Even Devon was unaware that he had a sister. Tyra explained that when Devon was a child living with his grandmother, Yolanda came home pregnant from one of her many disappearances and Tyra, who was only 15 and living with her father (Devon's grandfather), Tyra had begun raising Yolanda's baby, who was Ana. Devon and Ana got along wonderfully as they were both interested in music, writing and singing together. After a brief notion to quit college and launch a singing career, and everyone talking him out of it, Devon changed his major back to music. Tyra left with Ana to New Hampshire.
When Neil was unfairly fired from Newman Enterprises by Adam, Devon quit as well in solidarity. When Neil was later made CEO of Newman by Victor, Devon declined to return because he had decided to concentrate on his music.
A few months after Ana and Tyra left town, Katherine got word that Ana had left her school. Neil and Devon tried to contact them and discovered that Tyra had given up their apartment. Tyra and Ana arrived in Genoa City again by train on the way back to Seattle. Tyra told Neil that things just didn't work out in New Hampshire, the rent was too high and pay too low. Neil pointed out that she had nothing to return to in Seattle. Tyra agreed to stay and take back the manager job at Indigo, once Devon offered to share his house with them so they didn't have to impose on Neil and Karen. Tyra might have gotten over her attraction to Neil once she started dating Detective Gil Wallace. But Gil spotted Ana on a missing person's bulletin reported by Yolanda, and had to confront them to take Ana to a foster home until her custody could be straightened out. Billy Abbott got his young Attorney friend, Rafael Torres, to take the case, but Yolanda further complicated things by disappearing. Meanwhile Neil renewed his foster care license and he and Karen decided to marry earlier than planned to help them get custody of Ana. Their wedding was held on New Year's Eve 2008 at Indigo with Victoria Newman as matron of honor and Victor arriving last minute to be Neil's best man, with Olivia still hoping Tyra would interrupt the wedding by declaring her love for Neil. Neil and Karen went to court the next day and got custody of Ana, but with the restriction that Tyra could only see Ana during supervised visits. Ana was thrilled to be back with family, but Tyra was crushed.
Karen became so attached to Ana that she wanted to legally adopt her, much to Tyra's opposition. Rafe got the courts to terminate Yolanda's legal rights to Ana, and Tyra celebrated by telling Neil how much she cared for him and kissed him, which Karen secretly witnessed. In retaliation, the next day Karen told Tyra that their adoption of Ana was in the works with Neil's blessing, so Tyra took Ana and attempted to flee Genoa City. Neil found them, thanks to Ana's cell phone call. When the police arrived, Neil told them that they were there with his permission. When Neil confronted Karen about provoking Tyra to run away, she confronted him about his kiss with Tyra. Karen told him it was time for him to get his priorities straight if he still wanted her in his life, and that meant firing Tyra. Neil agreed, but telling Tyra ended up in a sexual encounter in the middle of the empty Indigo. Devon walked in and saw them and later confronted Neil, and asked why Neil was risking his marriage and family. Neil later admitted his sexual encounter with Tyra to Karen who forgave him, being afraid that it would hurt their adoption of Ana. But in court Neil convinced the judge to give sole custody of Ana to Tyra because she deserved her after raising Ana so well all those years. Karen was so devastated that she left Neil, and later presented him with divorce papers to sign during the pre-wedding party for Lily and Cane which Neil reluctantly signed. Lily and Cane were married the next day with Devon as best man. A surprise guest arrived, Devon's great aunt, Virginia. She told the family stories about how a five-year-old Devon fell and broke his leg climbing a trellis at to elope with his six-year-old neighbor girl. When they were alone, she told Devon that Tyra was not really related to them, but was taken in as a child when her mother died. She also showed him a letter that his mother Yolanda had never mailed to his father telling him that he had a son, and Devon realized that his father didn’t even know that he existed. Devon confronted Tyra, and Tyra explained to Neil who walked in on them arguing. Devon left, saying that he was through with the both of them and their lies.
Devon was having sexual fantasies about Tyra, yet whenever they were around each other he would attack her for breaking up Karen and Neil. In the middle of an argument, Devon and Tyra fell into each other's arms and had sex on the couch at their place. Roxanne walked in on them unnoticed, and later returned with Devon's things from her place, and broke up with Devon. Devon, feeling guilty, admitted to his father what had happened between him and Tyra. Neil was livid when Tyra later arrived to apologize, then Tyra left promising that Ana would still visit her family.
Devon graduated with a degree in Music and was offered a good job in business. Neil was upset when Devon turned it down to work for Malcolm instead as his photography assistant as an income to support his music career. Neil felt that Devon should pursue a real career more befitting a college graduate. Roxanne eventually forgave Devon, and they became a couple again.
Lily asked Traci Abbott to be godmother to her twins, and she accepted in memory of Colleen. Devon felt honored to be the twin’s godfather.
Noah Newman surprised everyone by playing a guitar and singing at Daniel Romalotti’s showing at an art gallery. Devon told Noah he could set him up with a chance to record. After making and submitting a demo, Noah got a record deal with Tucker McCall’s record company, Resurrection Music, with Devon as producer, and he and Devon left for New York City to record. But Devon returned temporarily to help Lily get through the loss of her husband Cane.
Months later, after Tucker McCall was run down by a car and was in critical condition, Noah and Devon's New York careers were put on hold. They returned to Genoa City to finish recording Noah's album. Accompanying Noah home was a young girl, Hunter Forlani. Victor asked Noah if he would like to live in the caretaker's cottage where he had grown up, and Noah agreed. Hunter rented a room in the campus house where Devon lived.
Jack offered Noah a job writing music for Jabot commercials, Noah accepted, and told Devon that he would not be finishing their album. Devon broke the news to Tucker that the Jabot lawyers would be getting Noah out of his contract. Since Noah was the reason Devon was hired, Tucker told him he had twenty-four hours to find someone else worthy of a recording contract. It didn't take Devon long to remember his half-sister Ana, but she was just entering high school and they felt that was more important. Devon returned to Tucker empty-handed and was fired.
Katherine Chancellor had hired Paul Williams to track down the child of her son Tucker McCall, whose mother had gotten pregnant as a teenage groupie, then she had disappeared. The girl being one of many groupies that McCall had slept with, had only sent him an anonymous letter telling him that he had a son whom he would never know. Paul was led by an old photo to another groupie, Amy Koslow, who told him about the groupie known as "Candy Cane," who had a big crush on "Mick", the nickname that McCall went by then, and that Candy was rumored to have been pregnant when she disappeared. This clue led Paul to discover that "Candy Cane" was Yolanda Hamilton, and that Devon Hamilton Winters was Tucker's son. After reporting the news to Katherine, she told Paul not to tell anyone since Tucker obviously didn't care enough to track his son down on his own. Later that same day when Katherine heard that Tucker had fired Devon who worked for Tucker as a record producer, she met with Devon and asked him to become president of a new yet-to-be-named entertainment division of Chancellor Industries. Devon was shocked but accepted the job.
After Katherine had a stroke, Tucker overheard Jill and Katherine's lawyer, Mitchell, discussing Devon's recent inclusion in Katherine's will, and guessed that Devon was his long lost son. Tucker told Sofia, who told Neil, causing Neil to resign from Chancellor. Tucker tracked down Devon and told him that he was his father, but Tucker was rebuffed.
Phyllis broke the story of Devon's paternity in Restless Style, Yolanda saw the webcast, and asked her boss at a Milwaukee diner for time off to see her son. Tucker held a news conference and said that he was happy to welcome Devon, a fine, bright, gifted young man to his family, and that he was looking forward to a relationship with his son.
Yolanda showed up at Devon's, clean and sober, telling him that she finally had her life together, and that she had changed her name to Harmony when she changed her life. Harmony explained that back in the late eighties, she had been jealous that Tucker had taken up with another groupie, and after she gave birth she had let Tucker know that he was a father with an unsigned note. Later after Devon had left, Tucker arrived and was confronted with Harmony. She told Tucker how Rubin, his former road manager, had tried to give her cash to have her pregnancy "taken care of". Tucker swore that he had not known, and said that she should have come to him. Later Tucker apologized to Devon, admitting that he had not tried hard enough to find him, and how guilty he felt for all Devon had gone through when Tucker had had the means to change it. Tucker tried to pay off Harmony to leave town, but she refused, was determined to stay and make things up to Devon, and find a way to restore Devon's trust. Katherine ran into Harmony and asked her to stay at her estate while she was in town. Harmony told Devon that she was grateful for the Winters family giving him a secure and loving home, but she respected his wishes to leave and gave Devon her contact information in Milwaukee, assuring him that she would always be there for him if he needed her. Unfortunately, when Harmony returned to Milwaukee, she found that she had lost her job. She returned to Genoa City, and Katherine convinced her to stay with her.
Desperately needing money to keep Gloworm and herself afloat, Gloria began to butter up the mobster, Angelo. She got Devon to listen to Angelo's spoiled gum-chewing Jersey-accented bimbo daughter, Angelina, who wanted a singing career. Although Angelina couldn't sing on key, Devon reluctantly agreed to help her get into a singing competition. Angie told Devon, "What Angie wants, Angie gets, and Angie wants Kevin." Newly engaged, Kevin, refused to have anything to do with Angie, and warned Gloria about Angelo. But Angelo, who had always been smitten with Gloria, gave her cash in exchange for becoming her partner in Gloworm.
Tucker and Ashley were married again with Abby and Traci as maid and matron of honor, and Sofia as Tucker's best woman. Devon surprised them all by showing up, joining Jack, Genevieve and Olivia as the only guests. Afterward, Devon admitted to Abby that Neil had reminded him that Devon had wanted to know his father all his life, so to give Tucker a chance. Neil caught Harmony about to crash the wedding, called her selfish and took her away. Later after the wedding, Devon ran into Neil and Harmony arguing at Crimson Lights. Devon, Lily, and Cane with the twins spent Thanksgiving at Neil's, where he and Sofia announced their engagement.
On Thanksgiving, after dinner with the Winters family, Devon was summoned to Gloworm to witness Angelina sing for her father Angelo, the Baldwins, and Gloria. The song was written by Devon for Angelina, whose singing had only somewhat improved due to his coaching – at least she sang on-key. But the viewers got to hear Angelina sing in the true voice of her portrayer, Diana DeGarmo, as if that were the way that she and Angelo heard her.
Abby came through with a deal to finance Devon's recording company, which made it possible for him to lease space in Nick's building that housed Restless Style and take delivery of the recording equipment ordered when he was going to work for Katherine. Then Devon returned the money to Katherine which she had advanced him. He told Harmony that she looked and sounded sincere, but to not be taken in by "people" who were just using her to get what they wanted. But as time went by, and with Katherine's help, Harmony stayed sober, and she and Devon began establishing a guarded relationship. As a former groupie herself, Harmony took an interest in his recording business, and got a job in the same building as a receptionist at Restless Style.
A week before Christmas, Reverend Fulton called to say goodbye to Sofia and Neil because he was leaving their parish, which caused an impromptu wedding. Neil insisted that Devon attend his conflicting meeting with a big record executive. As Cane and Lily stood up for Neil and Sofia, they both wistfully reflected back to their own wedding. Devon was shocked when Tucker turned out to be the producer. Devon refused his financial backing, but did agree to accept his advice if he needed it, and they left together for the wedding. After the wedding Neil strangely disappeared without a word, and showed up at Devon's studio, leaving Sofia alone to welcome Devon and Tucker when they finally arrived.
Harmony volunteered to be in charge of the Children's Christmas pageant at the church. Katherine arranged for Ana, who was appearing in a concert nearby in Chicago, to come to Genoa City to sing "Oh Holy Night" at the pageant, as a surprise for Devon and Harmony. Harmony was shocked to see her daughter with whom she'd had no contact since Ana was a small child. Ana handled it well, keeping it light was obviously receptive to knowing Harmony. Ana left with Devon, and Harmony ran out of the room overwhelmed with Katherine following. Harmony was grateful for the gift, and told Kay how hard it must be for Ana and Devon to see all those happy families there, knowing they had been cheated of that by her. Kay told Harmony not to look back, but to do what she could to change things for the future. Ana and Devon discussed their circumstances later at Crimson Lights and Ana had similar advice for themselves.
As Kevin, Chloe, Daniel and Devon watched Angelina rehearse, all were amazed when her voice turned from bad to beautiful only when she was looking at Kevin. Later, because the contest had turned away all but the first thousand entries, Devon published Angelina's song online on ViewClick and it started getting a lot of hits.
Harmony convinced Devon to thank Katherine for the visit from Ana, and then convinced Tucker to work on reconciling with Katherine, if he ever hoped to have Devon do the same with him. Afterward Tucker went to wish Katherine a happy new year, she thanked Harmony for being there for her too.
Days later, Tucker showed up at the studio to congratulate Devon, and gave him some tips on how to promote his missing singer. Later Neil and Harmony arrived, and they began bonding over music.
After Devon confided in Harmony that he was having some trouble hearing the finer parts of the tracks in editing Angelina's song, Harmony suggested to Tucker that he look further into some Cochlear implant research that his company was already funding to help Devon. Devon initially refused help from Tucker when he found out, but Harmony and Neil talked him into giving Tucker a chance to help his son. Devon was scheduled for surgery, and Tucker let Devon use his private jet to go to Dallas. Devon asked Neil and Harmony to accompany him. Katherine thanked Tucker for doing this for his son, and Tucker touched Katherine lovingly, and said "Thanks, Mom." Later Tucker convinced Devon to allow him to go along, saying that he needed to be there "to make sure everything goes all right."
Angelina returned home with Kevin, and Devon played her re-mixed song for her in front of her father and Kevin's family. Angelina hated that Devon had added rap artists on HER song, and fired him. But Devon's record company still owned the rights to her song, and Devon released it as it was anyway. When it became a hit, Angelina relented and rehired Devon. But Devon only accepted with the provision that Angelo was not to be involved. Devon presented Angelina with a new song which after hearing, she went home and wrote new lyrics echoing how she felt about her imminent breakup with Kevin. They decided to put some country flavor into it, and called it "Good, Goodbye".
The evening before Devon's surgery, while at a restaurant in Dallas, Tucker toasted Devon saying he had "such great respect the man who happens to be my son." Devon had a transducer successfully implanted in each middle ear, but came out of surgery temporarily deaf, as expected. Devon went home to heal for a few weeks before the devices were to be turned on. Unable to edit the tracks himself, Devon asked Tucker for help while he was deaf. Tucker agreed and was excited about collaborating together. At the sound board, Tucker and Devon further bonded. They finished the song and cut the CD.
After Kevin and Angelina's marriage was annulled, he and Chloe were married, and Angelina surprised them at the wedding by serenading the wedding party with her newest single, "Good Goodbye." Afterward Angelina announced that she was moving to Los Angeles to launch her singing career with Angelo as her manager. Angelo and Angelina left town.
Katherine impressed Devon by using sign language to ask him for forgiveness. Devon said that he was not ready to forgive yet until Katherine reminded him that she doesn't have as much time to wait as Devon. Devon then agreed to forgive, but not forget.
When the implant devices were finally turned on, the whole family was there to rejoice when Devon could hear clearly again. His first request was to hear Angelina's new song, and he was amazed that thanks to Tucker it sounded the way he had heard it in his head.
After Tucker and Ashley had a falling out, Tucker was cheered up by Harmony and they ended up in bed together, when Ashley suddenly walked in on them. Devon took both Tucker and Harmony to task for disillusioning him about how they had both changed and they could be a family. Tucker begged Ashley for forgiveness, but she told him that it was too late, he was out of chances, and that they were through.
On June 27, 2012, a party was held by Lily and Cane at the athletic club to celebrate the second birthday of the Ashby twins. Despite their differences, the whole family showed up with presents, including Neil, Sofia, Devon, Genevieve, and Harmony. Ana showed up as a surprise, and taking him aside, suggested that Devon forgive his mother for not being perfect just as she had. Devon decided she was right, and they all enjoyed the party and Ana's visit.
The theme of the 2012 annual Chancellor 4th of July pool party/barbeque turned out to be forgiveness. While Murphy tended the grill, Devon forgave Katherine and Tucker, with Roxanne and Ana beaming their approval. Ashley had forgiven Tucker so they attended together, and Sofia told Neil that if he wanted Harmony he needed to pursue her. Harmony tried to reconcile with Ashley, but she refused to forgive her.
After Katherine found out that Tucker had known the location of the presumed dead Victor Newman, and used that information to manipulate Sharon into taking over the company to influence the Newman stock, plus had been responsible for Victor nearly being killed, Katherine made derogatory comments to Tucker, and Devon told him that he was not a good person. Kay told him that she had been proud that Tucker McCall, her son, had built his own empire without her help. She had been honored to pass on her legacy, but had now decided to cut Tucker out of her will, and told him it now would go to his son, Devon, instead. Harmony was more understanding, but told Tucker that she was ashamed of him for using a woman as he had Sharon.
During Thanksgiving at the Chancellor estate, Devon admitted that work at his studio had become very slow, that he was frustrated, and not willing to relocate to the coast to be successful. Tucker suggested he bring his music business under McCall, but Devon refused. Jill offered Devon marketing advice. Later Neil offered Devon a job at Jabot with Cane mentoring him in marketing, and Devon accepted. Neil then asked Leslie to become Jabot's chief legal advisor. She initially turned down the position due to their prior romantic relationship, but after assuring each other that it would be strictly business, Leslie accepted the position. Devon and Lily began promoting their romantic relationship again to help loosen Neil up. Devon also began promoting a casual dress code and piped-in music to help promote a better office atmosphere.
Telling Devon he couldn't imagine him fitting into the corporate world, Tucker offered Devon a job as head of publicity for the recording artists at McCall Music Division. Devon saw it as trying to buy his favor again and refused. But a few days later, Devon admitted to Neil that he was having a hard time adjusting, but he felt he would in time.
Months later, Devon had settled into his job, and he received a contract from Tucker as head of McCall music division in London with a large salary and perks. Roxanne was hurt and upset when she discovered that Devon was considering it without consulting her. But when Lily decided to drop out of the "Dare to be Different" campaign, and Neil asked Devon to take over; being suspicious of Tyler's intentions with Lily, Devon stayed in Genoa City and took over heading the campaign. When Lily arrived home drunk to a surprise birthday party on the arm of Tyler, everyone became suspicious of their relationship. Devon clashed with Tyler who insisted that none of Lily's ideas be changed. Tyler went to Neil and gave him attitude about Devon's handling of his campaign, so Neil fired Tyler. Devon revamped the campaign to focus on the female model, and let Mason go, saying he might hire him back. After the success of the campaign, Chelsea and Chloe requested Devon hire Tyler back to Jabot, but Tyler turned him down. After the success of the campaign, Chelsea and Chloe requested Devon hire Tyler back to Jabot, but Tyler turned him down. But after the death of Katherine Chancellor, Tyler and Devon bonded briefly, and Tyler made a deal with Devon to return if Noah Newman were to be promoted to photographer for Jabot Fashion, to follow in the footsteps of Malcolm Winters.
After Katherine's successful brain tumor surgery, she and Murphy took a trip around the world, with Katherine sending postcards but uncharacteristically not keeping abreast on Chancellor.
Three months later at 8:00 P.M. during an ominous thunderstorm, Jill, Victor and Nikki, Cane and Lily, Esther, Chloe, Devon, and Kevin gathered in the Chancellor living room having each received instructions by mysterious postcards from Katherine which arrived from locations around the world. Murphy finally arrived alone and told them what an exhilarating trip they had taken, hitting all the famous locations on Katherine's "bucket list", even including a ride on the world's tallest wooden roller coaster in Germany, dancing the flamenco in Barcelona, and zip-lining in the Sacred Valley. He said that their final stop had been Hong Kong where they met up with Tucker for dinner, which was cordial, almost pleasant. Afterward Murphy and Katherine had sung together in a karaoke bar and gotten a standing ovation, but later that same night Katherine had died in her sleep. Everyone was shocked and saddened by the news. Murphy admitted that the doctors had told Katherine that she did not have long live, so she had decided to take the trip. Jill reacted accusing her of being selfish because she had told them that she had been cured. Murphy asked everyone to forgive her and to remember the love and special moments that she had shared with each of them. As each of them had their own memory, Devon recalled how Katherine had learned sign language to communicate with him when he was deaf. Murphy gave Nikki a letter to read aloud that Katherine had penned for them which asked them to remember her spirit of hope and determination in life, not her death. It ended with "You are not getting rid of me this easily. I will still be watching from another room."
After the death of Katherine, Tyler and Devon bonded briefly over Devon's guilt at not forgiving Katherine sooner. Tyler made a deal with Devon to return to work for him if Noah Newman were to be promoted to photographer for Jabot Fashion, to follow in the footsteps of Malcolm Winters.
Murphy later delivered letters from Katherine to each of her loved ones. Per Katherine's instructions, Jill and Nikki arranged a celebration of life to be held in a park at Lake Delaney. Delia made the invitations which were titled "Being Free", and guests were instructed that there be no sadness, tears, or regrets, no wearing black, but happy bold colors instead. Father Todd came from Michigan to officiate, and Danny sang. Brock, Nina, Amber, and Gina also came from afar, but Mac sent her regrets. Devon mentioned that he had been in touch with Tucker, and that he was having a hard time dealing with the loss, so was unable to attend. All of Katherine's loved ones had words to say about her. Devon spoke of how finding out that Katherine was his grandmother had changed his life, but he had barely gotten to say hello, and now had to say goodbye. Afterward they put a flower on the altar next to her urn. Then Murphy revealed a plaque saying Chancellor Park. In loving memory of Katherine Chancellor. Days later when Katherine's will was read, Devon was only hoping for her vinyl record collection. Although disappointed when it went to Tucker, Devon was shocked to be bequeathed two billion, 475 million dollars.
Devon confided in Neil that he was not sure how to handle his newfound wealth and being hounded by the press. He knew that he wanted to make donations to help foster kids, the hearing impaired, cancer research, and music programs for underprivileged kids. Neil was impressed, but told him to take his time, do some research, and not to trust any sudden new friends. Devon met with Victor who advised that great wealth can be a burden but does not have to be a curse.
It was discovered that Cane's assistant Hilary had been the person tormenting the Winters family because she blamed Neil for her mother's death. After Devon failed to convince Hilary that he understood her pain as he had lost two mothers due to addiction and accidental deaths, he offered Hilary a million dollars to go away and leave them alone. She turned it down wanting only revenge. Her cohort Mason overheard, got mad and walked out, realizing they were not partners, and that she had just been using him. Seeing dollar signs, Mason tried to befriend Devon, but found out about his connection to Hilary and would not trust him. So Mason stole Devon's wallet, then returned it to him to gain Devon's trust.
After Delia Abbott was killed by a hit and run driver, Devon joined Jack and Jill and offered a million dollars for information to find the driver.
After Leslie gave Hilary the letters that Gus had written to Hilary's mother Rose, she backed down and apologized for coming after the Winters family. The rest of the family was shocked when Neil believed her and gave her a second chance at life and a job working as Jack Abbott's assistant.
After getting a call for a fraud alert on his bank account, Devon confronted Roxanne, whom he had given a debit card and told to go buy something nice for herself. He accused her of taking advantage of his generosity and being a gold-digger. Roxanne tearfully explained that she had put earnest money on a condo for them to live together. Devon tried to apologize for not trusting her, saying that he would love for them to live together. But Roxanne said that it was obvious once again, that their love affair was pretty one-sided, and broke it off.
Instead of trusting the people he loved, Devon began hanging out with Mason. Devon dismissed Hilary's warning not to trust him, while Mason continued to charge things to a duplicate of Devon's credit card. It was not long before the police arrested Devon with a Las Vegas warrant for trashing a hotel room. Never even having been to Las Vegas, Devon was shocked. Neil bailed him out while they awaited the hotel security video to prove that it was not him. Meanwhile, Hilary tipped Devon that Mason was the one who had stolen his identity. Devon slugged Mason, accused him, and told him to stop lying as he was about to prove it. Mason backed off, claiming he had barely put a dent in Devon's account. Later Mason threatened pressing assault charges. Although the security footage had only shown the back of someone's head, Devon bluffed Mason that they had a great shot of him checking into the hotel, plus handwriting analysis, which sent Mason fleeing.
When Devon heard that the athletic club was for sale, he bought it. Cane agreed to become the business manager, and Lily the club manager. Lily's first act as manager was to kick Hilary out, but Devon stood up for Hilary and got her a suite instead.
Devon agreed to underwrite the Delia Project fund raiser that was to be held at the athletic club. Lily was resentful when Hilary came up with a fairytale theme "Once Upon a Winter's Evening". Devon was impressed with her creativity and asked Hilary to help. Lily was shocked to realize that Devon liked and was attracted to Hilary. Neil approved and said he felt confident that Hilary had changed, so Devon finally asked her to have dinner with him.
The news spread that Adam Newman had been the hit and run driver who killed Delia, had been the donor who began the Delia Project, and was assumed dead in an exploding car crash. Chloe refused to allow the Delia Project or the benefit to go on financed by Adam's "blood money". But Devon offered to replace the backing, double it in fact, and she conceded that Delia would want it to go on.
The afternoon of the benefit, Hilary saw Devon and Esmerelda necking in the sauna, and made jealous comments later to Devon. That evening at the benefit, when Lily unveiled the antique snow queen doll which was to be auctioned, the case was empty. But Lily spotted a stranger, Richard Womack, heading for the door with it under his coat. When she grabbed for the doll, it broke, and diamonds showered onto the floor. Womack pulled a gun, and held everyone hostage. Devon triggered a silent alarm, and Paul and the police arrived outside the locked ballroom. Womack fired at the chandelier, which fell on Billy, injuring him. Then when Billy tried to jump Womack, he kicked Billy, breaking some ribs. Victoria cradled Billy while Kelly tried to administer first aid. Billy began babbling, and apologized and confessed to sleeping with Kelly. Victoria told Kelly to get her hands off her husband, slapped Kelly, and called her a tramp.
Jack made Womack a deal to call his private jet if he would let the hostages go. Then Neil, Tyler, Devon, and Cane staged an argument to get the drop on Womack. Tyler knocked out Womack's accomplice with a champagne bottle, whose gun flew across the floor. Paul shut off the ballroom lights and bargained with Womack to let Billy and Victoria go, and the lights would be turned on. Afterward, when Jack's plane was ready to help Womack escape, Womack let everyone go but Cane and Lily. Colin jumped out from where he had been hiding, his gun on Womack. Lily and Cane escaped, and Womack was killed as he and Colin struggled over the gun.
Lily came up with an idea to boost the athletic club's post-Womack slump by suggesting to Jack that Jabot premiere Chelsea's new line there with a fashion show. Jack thought it was a great idea and included partnering with Forrester Creations, naming Neil and Hilary liaisons and sending them to Los Angeles, to which Lily objected strenuously. Meanwhile Devon decided to stir up some publicity by buying Esmerelda an expensive car which hit the tabloids in no time. The fashion show was a trial between Lily bickering with Hilary and Chloe with Chelsea, but it was a success, and Devon was proud of them all.