His 1980s group, New Edition, was one of the most popular boy bands of the era.
He became a co-owner of the Atlanta real estate agency DeVoe Broker Associates.
He married R&B singer Shamari Fears in 2006. In 2017, the couple welcomed twins named Ronald and Roman.
Devoe and former New Edition bandmates Michael Bivins and Ricky Bell founded the group Bell Biv DeVoe in the early 1990s. The group's first album, Poison, sold millions of copies and contained several hit singles.