Phil Collins has allegedly split with his ex-wife Orianne Cevey…again. And this time he also reportedly has plans to file an eviction lawsuit to get her to leave his $33 million Florida mansion.
The pair first met when Cevey was just 21 years old and working as his translator during his 1994 tour of Switzerland. They married in 1999 and have two teenage sons together, Nicholas and Matthew, but ultimately split seven years later. In 2008, Collins reportedly paid her a $46.68 million divorce settlement, the biggest in British legal history at the time.
After Cevey divorced her second husband, investment banker Charles Mejjati, in 2016, the couple picked up right where they left off and reconciled. Collins told People at the time, it “wasn’t something we wanted to make a song and dance about. But obviously when you have children, there’s two ways you can go. You can go the nasty way or you can go the nice way, and we always went the nice way … and we realized we missed each other.”
But four years on, it appears their relationship has once again run its course as TMZ is reporting that things are officially over between the musician and his on-again, off-again ex after she secretly got married to another man in August. According to the outlet’s sources, Collins asked Cevey to move out of his Miami home, giving her a deadline of 3pm last Friday—a deadline she has failed to meet. Instead, she’s allegedly changed all of the house’s security codes, “has been unruly with the staff,” and “is threatening to release false and embarrassing accusations about him unless he renegotiates their 2008 divorce settlement.” Collins reportedly plans to file an eviction lawsuit against her this week and sources add he has no intention of giving her more money as he believes she’s wasted the original settlement on a string of bad investments and her expensive divorce from Meijati.
TMZ goes on to claim that Cevey married 31-year-old businessman Thomas Bates in August after telling Collins she was just going to Las Vegas on a business trip. A representative for Collins told People they had no comment on the matter and Cevey’s lawyer Frank Maister told Vanity Fair, “We will deal with Mr. Collins in the courthouse, not the gossip column.”
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