Phil Collins’s ex-wife Orianne Cevey ‘sent him a text telling him that she had found someone else after the couple tried to rekindle their romance’.
The Genesis frontman, 69, who lived with ex-wife Orianne, 46, at his £25 million waterside Miami mansion during lockdown, reportedly received the text in July.
Orianne said in the text message she had ‘found someone and would like to try to see if I can be happy again’, a court filing in the U.S. revealed according to
Split: Phil Collins, 69, split from his third ex-wife Orianne Cevey, 46, when she ‘sent him a text’ telling that had ‘found someone else’ to see if she could try and be ‘happy again’. Pictured in 2004
The In The Air Tonight hitmaker is understood to have received the text in July with Orianne tying the knot to part-time guitarist Thomas Bates in Las Vegas on August 2.
Phil and Orianne married in 1999, but split in 2006, getting divorced two years later. They share sons Nicholas, 19, and Matthew, 15.
The drummer slumped into post-split binge drinking sessions, which proved almost fatal for him.
Hurt: The In The Air Tonight hitmaker is understood to have received the text in July with Orianne tying the knot to part-time guitarist Thomas Bates in Las Vegas on August 2. Pictured in 2018
In 2015, the couple famously decided to give their romance another go – and all seemed to be well but they never remarried.
The Easy Lover crooner even joked that he hadn’t asked for the £25million back that he gave Orianne in their divorce settlement in 2008 – a record amount at the time.
But following their second split, Orianne tied the knot with Thomas Bates in Las Vegas in August, after telling Collins that she was leaving town ‘on business.’
However Phil has now learned the trip to L.A was to marry Thomas with a source telling the publication: ‘Phil’s hurt — just like anyone would be. He’s only human.’
Close: In 2015, the couple famously decided to give their romance another go – and all seemed to be well but they never remarried
And now, she is set to have changed all the security codes in their Miami property.
It comes after Phil reportedly broke up from his second wife, Jill Tavelman, by fax in 1994 and was believed to have demanded a divorce.
However the musician, who shares actress Lily Collins, 31, with Jill, has denied the claims over the years.
Separate ways: Following their second split, Orianne tied the knot with Thomas Bates in Las Vegas in August, after telling Collins that she was leaving town ‘on business.’ (Pictured in 1994)
MailOnline has contacted representatives of Phil and Orianne for comment.
Phil said to be poised to launch a legal eviction notice against her on Sunday, having set a deadline for her to leave of 3pm last Friday.
In response, she has become ‘unruly with staff’ and threatened to release ‘potentially embarrassing accusations’ against Collins if he moves forward with evicting her.
Not going well; Orianne is living at their £25million waterside mansion and Phil is apparently trying to evict her
While his third wife is gunning to renegotiate their 2008 divorce settlement, sources close to the famous drummer allege he isn’t ‘giving her another dime.’
But pals of drummer and singer Collins, who is worth £130million, have said that he doesn’t want to give her anymore money.
Collins commented: ‘We went back because we realised we had made a mistake. A lot of people don’t have that chance, or don’t give themselves that chance.
‘Our young sons Matthew and Nicholas are like a dog with two tails. I mean, they’re just so happy. They’ve got their mum and dad back together, so it’s a good place to be at the moment.’
Orianne first moved to Miami in 2011 with her second husband, businessman Charles Mejjati, and the children. They had another boy together, and lived in a £7million house.
‘Learned the Mike Tyson shot’: Phil Collins’s estranged wife Orianne has been posting videos of her boxing lessons at £25m waterside Miami mansion singer is trying to evict her from
Strength: Just weeks ago, Orianne wrote that she had ‘learned the Mike Tyson shot’
Collins flew out to Miami to support her in her recovery from her back surgery as her marriage to Mejjati broke down.
Phil has two children, Joely and Simon, in their 40s, from his first marriage, and a daughter, actress Lily Collins, from his marriage to Jill Tavelman.
Phil has also suffered his own health woes and has walked with a stick since he dislocated vertebrae in his neck while performing in the Genesis reunion tour in 2007.
Orianne and Collins met in 1994 when she was 21 and he was 44.
He was in the process of splitting bitterly from second wife Jill Tavelman – he famously sent her a fax expressing his fury over custody and access arrangements – and Orianne was hired to translate for him on a European tour.
Collins later admitted he was ‘a bit of a b***ard’ to Orianne when she suffered postnatal depression after the birth of Matthew.
Earlier this month Orianne was having boxing lessons at the luxurious property, posting videos to Instagram as she boasts of ‘learning the
Orianne has been having the lessons for some time with trainer Stacey McKinley – she had surgery on trapped nerves in her back in 2014, and it went wrong, leaving her temporarily paralysed and in a wheelchair.
Ouch! But following their second split, Orianne tied the knot with Thomas Bates in Las Vegas two months ago, after telling Collins that she was leaving town ‘on business’