Beyond being a powerhouse for the dissemination of information, there are many other benefits of the internet that are difficult to ignore, especially its ability to make one a popular figure. That’s the story of Elsie Hewitt as she is one of the numerous people who owe their fame to the internet. Hewitt was once described in a courtroom as “a rising model with a massive social media presence”. She now has almost a million followers on Instagram and has spread her wings to other endeavors.
For Elsie Hewitt who started modeling in her teenage years, it is remarkable how her internet fame has influenced her career. Her lifestyle as a socialite began with a career in modeling with her online presence earning her such popularity that helped her penetrate the entertainment circles as an actress.
Her Fame Began With a Modeling Career When She Was 15
Elsie Hewitt was born Elsie Rose Hewitt on the 5th of March in 1996. She was born in London, United Kingdom; in 2006 at the age of 10, Hewitt moved to Los Angeles where she currently lives. There is no information about what high school she attended or the level of education she has attained.
Nonetheless, we can tell that Hewitt’s modeling career started in her teens at the age of 15. She worked without being signed to any agencies; completely independent. This goes a long way to show the kind of person she is, an aggressively enterprising person who wouldn’t sit around and wait for opportunities to come calling.
Anyway, her big break then came in 2017 at the age of 21 when she modeled for the Playboy magazine and was the Playboy mate for the month of June that year. After that, she began to work with various brands, really big brands such as Guess, and is currently represented by the modeling agency Wilhelmina. Elsie has also worked with LA Models in the past.
Acting Helped Elsie Hewitt Become More Popular
Already a popular figure online with a thriving modeling career, becoming an actress could only mean one thing for Elsie – becoming more popular. Even though she has a long way to go if she must establish herself as a mainstream actress, penetrating the industry and starring alongside popular names in the business is no small feat and a good start.
To the best of our knowledge, Elsie Hewitt debuted her acting career in 2013; it was in a short film titled Underwater. The following year, she landed the opportunity to act alongside Bella Thorne and Ryan Ochoa in the horror-comedy movie, Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?
In addition to the foregoing, the model landed a starring role in a web series titled Turnt, the show premiered on the 1st of August 2018 on the Facebook Video-on-demand service; Facebook Watch, she plays the character named Victoria.
You will also find her as one of “The Untouchables” in the 2019 music video for Graduation by Benny Blanco and Juice WRLD, and as Melanie in 2020’s Teenage Badass. These are not her only appearances in videos; the model is friends with a few YouTube stars and has appeared in more than one of their videos.
Her Relationship With Ryan Phillippe Gained a Lot of Attention
The only relationship Hewitt has had that was brought to the public’s notice was her relationship with American actor Mathew Ryan Phillippe popular known as Ryan Phillippe, he has had roles in movies and TV shows some of which are Chicago Hope (1996), Cruel Intentions (1999), MacGruber (2010), Men at Work (2014), Return to Sender (2015), among many other movies and television shows.
Phillippe is the ex-husband of Resse Witherspoon, the couple’s marriage lasted for 8 years before they split in 2007. A good deal of Ryan’s popularity rubbed off on Hewitt as many wanted to know more about the woman dating Witherspoon’s ex.
Elsie Hewitt started to date Phillippe in April 2016 and the couple went their separate ways in July of 2017. The separation wasn’t a peaceful one as it was followed by a lawsuit. Hewitt had alleged that during a fight with Phillippe which occurred on the 4th of July 2017 and prompted their breakup, Ryan Phillippe punched and kicked her down the stairs.
Reports from the court state that the couple attended a party together on the day before the assault, where Hewitt did not give Ryan adequate attention and he left in a fit. The next day being 4th was when Hewitt went to his house to get her things and that was when the assault took place. With this allegation of assault, Hewitt decided to also expose the actor’s excessive drug use and alcohol abuse.
In all, Elsie Hewitt requested for the sum of a million dollars in damages.
Ryan’s Side of The Story and How The Case Was Settled
Reacting to the allegations against him, Ryan asserted that they were all false and that Elsie Hewitt is only trying to extort money from him. This was followed by a statement he shared on Twitter as shown below:
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— philz (@RyanPhillippe) September 19, 2017
A close friend of Phillippe’s validated his claims, specifying that Hewitt was lying. According to the friend, she was the one who came to Phillippe house intoxicated. She refused to leave when she asked to, creating a scene and attacking the actor.
It is said that the two reached an out of court settlement in 2019, roughly two years after Elsie dragged Ryan to a Los Angeles court. Although the terms of the settlement was never disclosed to the public, it is believed that it involved a substantial amount of money. As a result of this, the truthfulness of the model’s allegations against Ryan was never established.
Also, Elsie has kept her love life a secret since then. Because of this, it is widely held that she is single and focused on taking her career to a greater height. This is not necessarily so, it is possible that the model is seeing someone but avoiding making it a public affair.