Jeff Leatham isn’t just popular for his artistic floral designs or relationship with elite actor Colton Haynes, but also for the fact that he is being followed on his Instagram page by celebrities such as Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Chelsea Clinton, Khloe Kardashian, and many others.
Besides being a celebrity florist who has worked for several American personalities such as the Dalai Lama, Celine Dion, and Hillary Clinton, he is a writer and the director of the Four Season Hotels in Philadelphia and Beverly Hills. To his credit, he is a recipient of Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, a French award he received for his contribution to French culture at a ceremony in the city of Versailles in the year 2014.
Below are more interesting information about Leatham, his divorce from his husband and other facts.
Jeff Leatham – Biography
Larry Leatham and Janet Leatham welcomed their son, Jeffery Leatham, on the 7th of September 1971 in the city of Ogden, Utah, in the U.S. Jeff, who is an American by reason of his birth in the U.S, belongs to the Caucasian race.
He was raised in his hometown, along with his sister called Jennifer Roush, by his parents who were instructors in a local school. Leatham is a graduate of Bonneville High School in Washington Terrace, Utah and Weber State University, however, the course he studied and the year he passed out is yet to be disclosed.
The writer and florist began his journey to greatness while studying at the university. His first known job was at a Gap outlet clothing store in Downtown Ogden, where he spent several months before eventually getting promoted to the position of a store manager in a branch in Salt Lake City. It was while he was working there that a modeling agent discovered him which necessitated him to leave the United States for Paris and Milan, where he modeled for several brands for two years.
Jeff Leatham developed a penchant for floral design after he moved to Los Angeles after his modeling stint in the city of Paris. He was later hired at the Four Seasons Hotels, where he honed his craft and met prominent people from across the world. Leatham’s next stop was at the George V in the city of Paris in the year 1994. He eventually moved his office to Los Angeles, California in the year 2016 and since then, the location has been serving as his main base of operations.
Ever since the Ogden-born celebrity become one of America’s most sought-after florists, his business has grown to an enviable height and he has also worked for fellow celebrities such as Sofia Vergara, Dolly Parton, Kanye West, Oprah Winfrey, renowned singer Cher, as well as the Clinton family and the Kardashian family.
Jeff did a reality television program called Flowers Uncut for the television channel TLC in the year 2009. The series only aired for one season. As a writer, he has written four books that sold massively around the world after they were published.
Over the years, Jeff Leatham has been in the spotlight for designing lovely arts such as candles, a rug collection, as well as crystal collections. However, his popularity rocketed in the month of February 2017 when his relationship with Teen Wolf actor Colton Haynes came to the limelight. The actor came out as gay in 2016 and got engaged to Leatham in March 2017 after they dated for one month.
The couple eventually exchanged their marital vows in a wedding ceremony officiated by their friend, Kris Jenner, on 27th October 2017 at a Palm Springs hotel. Things, however, turned sour six months later leading Haynes to file a petition asking for their marriage to be dissolved. The two listed their official date of separation as May 1, 2018, and cited irreconcilable differences as the cause of their separation.
People speculated it that Jeff Leatham and his husband called off their relationship because the florist cheated on the actor. This was after Colton released a song titled Man It Sucks which made reference to a cheating drama. However, he [Haynes] later clarified that the song was about a previous relationship.
In October 2018, while their divorce proceedings were still going on, Colton and Leatham fueled speculation of a reconciliation when they took to their social media pages to gush about their one-year wedding anniversary.
Currently, it’s unclear if the ex-lovers have been negotiating their separation or just working on how to reconcile, as nothing has been heard about their divorce proceedings since January 2019.
Other Interesting Facts About Him
1. Jeff Leatham is 1.85 meters tall and has a body weight of 80 kilograms.
2. He reportedly has a net worth of $2 million.
3. He was the florist that designed Khloé Kardashian’s baby shower at the Hotel Bel-Air in March 2018 as well as Kim and Kanye West’s iconic wedding flower wall in 2014.
4. A purple flower was named after him in Holland in 2017. Its name is Jeff Leatham Vanda.