Saturday 10 December 2016

Phil Collins reveals he's back with his third wife after 6 years and €32m divorce settlement

Published 29/01/2016 | 14:20

Phil Collins with his wife Orianne during the City of Hope Gala at Cipriani's on 42nd St. in New York City, November 13, 2002. Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images
Phil Collins with his wife Orianne during the City of Hope Gala at Cipriani's on 42nd St. in New York City, November 13, 2002. Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images

Phile Collins has revealed he has reunited with his third wife Orianne Cevey.

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The 64-year-old star, who is planning to stage a music comeback, divorced Orianne in 2010 and paid out £25m (€32m) in what was the biggest divorce settlement ever at that time.

Orianne (42) is mother to their sons Matthew (14) and Nicholas (10) and is paralysed due to the rare condition, Brown-Séquard syndrome.

The former Genesis star moved from Switzerland to America last year to spend time with their sons and has been living with Orianne for the past six months.

Phil Collins with his former wife Orianne and his daughter Lily
Phil Collins with his former wife Orianne and his daughter Lily

He told The Sun, "I'm back with my third wife - I haven't really talked about it. We've been together for a while, and nobody's noticed."

Phil previously revealed that he had descended into alcoholism following their split in 2008, 12 years after they wed.

He had previously been married to second wife Jill Tavelman and he gave her £17m after they broke up in 1994.  He reportedly ended that relationship by fax.  They have one daughter together, actress Lily Collins.

His divorced his first wife Andrea Bertorelli in 1980 after just five years of marriage.  He had a son, Simon, with Andrea and adopted he daughter Joely.

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