Phil Collins' ex-wife will be moving from his mansion within weeks

EXCLUSIVE: Phil Collins’ ex-wife will be moving from rocker’s Miami mansion within ‘next couple of weeks’ after snapping up $5.5M waterfront home with her husband – barely beating court’s move out deadline

  • Orianne Cevey, 46, and her new husband Thomas Bates, 31, paid $5.5m for the sprawling six-bed property in Fort Lauderdale before Christmas
  • The lavish pad – boasting a pool, spa, home theater and a dock big enough for a 90ft yacht 
  • A source close to Orianne confirmed to DailyMail.com she would be moving out within the ‘next couple of weeks’
  • Cevey has until January 21 under a court-agreed deadline to vacate Phil’s residence which has been the subject of a bitter months-long eviction battle
  • Collins tried to have his ex-wife kicked out in October 2020 after finding out that she secretly remarried and moved Bates into the $40m home
  • Orianne hit back, however, refusing to leave and claiming she was entitled to half its value under a ‘verbal cohabitation agreement’
  • Her counterclaim for $20m is yet to be go to trial but in the meantime the two sides agreed a deal where she could stay until late January

Phil Collins’ ex-wife is packing her bags and getting ready to leave the rocker’s Miami mansion ‘in weeks’ after snapping up a plush, new waterfront home, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.

Orianne Cevey, 46, and her new husband Thomas Bates, 31, paid $5.5m for the sprawling six-bed property in Fort Lauderdale before Christmas.

The lavish pad – boasting a pool, spa, home theater and a dock big enough for a 90ft yacht – was purchased through an LLC named O & T Holdings but state records reveal it was set up by Orianne and Bates.

The jewelry designer has until January 21 under a court-agreed deadline to vacate Phil’s bayfront residence which has been the subject of a bitter months-long eviction battle.

A source close to Orianne confirmed to DailyMail.com she would be moving out within the ‘next couple of weeks’.


Phil Collins’ ex-wife is packing her bags and getting ready to leave the rocker’s Miami mansion ‘in weeks’ after snapping up a plush, new waterfront home, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal. Orianne Cevey, 46, and her new husband Thomas Bates, 31, (right) paid $5.5m for the sprawling six-bed property in Fort Lauderdale before Christmas

The jewelry designer has until January 21 under a court-agreed deadline to vacate Phil’s bayfront residence (pictured) which has been the subject of a bitter months-long eviction battle

NEW DIGS: The lavish pad – boasting a pool, spa, home theater and a dock big enough for a 90ft yacht – was purchased through an LLC named O & T Holdings but state records reveal it was set up by Orianne and Bates

A source close to Orianne confirmed to DailyMail.com she would be moving out within the ‘next couple of weeks’

Collins tried to have his ex-wife kicked out last October after finding out that she secretly remarried and moved Bates, an aspiring musician 38 years his junior, into the $40m home

Her counterclaim for $20m is yet to be go to trial but in the meantime the two sides agreed a deal where she could stay until late January, giving her time to find a new residence for herself and Phil’s youngest sons, Matthew and Nicholas

Collins tried to have his ex-wife kicked out last October after finding out that she secretly remarried and moved Bates, an aspiring musician 38 years his junior, into the $40m home.

Orianne hit back, however, refusing to leave and claiming she was entitled to half its value under a ‘verbal cohabitation agreement’.

Her counterclaim for $20m is yet to be go to trial but in the meantime the two sides agreed a deal where she could stay until late January, giving her time to find a new residence for herself and Phil’s youngest sons, Matthew and Nicholas.

That was a rare moment of compromise between the former couple, who divorced in 1999 but reconciled and lived together in Miami from 2016 to 2019.

The legal battle has otherwise been bitterly contested with Orianne and her attorneys angering a Miami judge by including a slew of humiliating personal remarks about the drummer’s hygiene and sexual performance in her filings, which she was ordered to remove.

Collin’s attorneys hit back by ridiculing Orianne’s claims to have a crippling spinal condition that requires hours of daily therapy, questioning how she could post photos of herself doing a boxing fitness class and riding a jet ski while insisting that she couldn’t sit still long enough for a deposition.

The former flames married in 1999 and had sons Nicholas, 19, and Matthew, 15, before splitting seven years later.

 That was a rare moment of compromise between the former couple, who divorced in 1999 but reconciled and lived together in Miami from 2016 to 2019

The legal battle has otherwise been bitterly contested with Orianne and her attorneys angering a Miami judge by including a slew of humiliating personal remarks about the drummer’s hygiene and sexual performance in her filings, which she was ordered to remove

Collins owns the $40m property in Miami Beach but 46-year-old Orianne had refused to leave, claiming she was entitled to half its value under a ‘verbal cohabitation agreement’

Last year Orianne submitted her incendiary filing that portrayed Collins as a washed-up has-been who turned to booze and painkillers when his vocal ability ‘diminished’

The lavish pad – boasting a pool, spa, home theater and a dock big enough for a 90ft yacht – was purchased through an LLC named O & T Holdings but state records reveal it was set up by Orianne and Bates

Despite agreeing to a record $47m divorce settlement they surprised the world in 2016 when they announced they were back together and living in the Miami home, which Collins purchased through an LLC.

However the relationship ended, seemingly for good, when he discovered Orianne had ‘secretly’ married Bates in Las Vegas on August 2.

According to court filings, the Against All Odds crooner left in a hurry for Switzerland and gave the couple until October 12 to pack their bags and move so he could put the plush property up for sale.

When they failed to leave, Collins sued Orianne for unlawful detainer and forcible entry, accusing the pair of hiring armed guards, covering over security cameras and changing alarm codes to seize the house ‘by a show of force.’

The newlyweds hit back with their own filing, dismissing the allegations as ‘nothing more than a retaliation’ to the new marriage and a ‘shameful story’ that Collins had ‘fabricated’.

Orianne also claims to have informed Collins about her marriage to Bates after making multiple attempts to talk about their ‘deteriorating relationship’ which she maintains he was unwilling to address. The couple pictured in 2016

When they failed to leave, Collins sued Orianne for unlawful detainer and forcible entry, accusing the pair of hiring armed guards, covering over security cameras and changing alarm codes to seize the house ‘by a show of force

Orianne argues that she surrendered a $20m stake in her previous Miami home by getting a ‘quickie divorce’ from her previous husband, Charles Mejjati.

She picked out and jointly furnished the waterfront mansion, paid her share of the bills for five years and had an ‘oral cohabitation agreement’ with Collins that entitled her and their two sons to be there, according to her filing.

Orianne also claims to have informed Collins about her marriage to Bates after making multiple attempts to talk about their ‘deteriorating relationship’ which she maintains he was unwilling to address.

The pair married in 1999 and had sons Nicholas, 19, and Matthew, 15, before splitting seven years later

The mother-of-three admits covering over security cameras but alleges that this was because Collins had 20 secret devices installed around the $12,000 sq ft residence to spy on her, including in her bathroom and changing room.

In further filings – now struck from the record – she portrayed Collins as a washed-up has-been who relied on booze and painkillers.

The In the Air Tonight crooner was ‘usually drunk by mid-morning’, her attorneys alleged, to the point that Collins would fall over and injure himself before checking into the hospital under an alias.

‘By 2019 Philip had lost his talents. He became increasingly depressed, withdrawn and abusive and, following an operation on his back, increasingly addicted to antidepressants and painkillers,’ her filing stated.

‘By 2019, he was incapable of having sex. He stopped showering, brushing his teeth and dressing properly (in fact he did not shower or brush his teeth from 2019 until August 2020 when he vacated the property).’

The filing provoked an immediate rebuttal from the Collins camp, who described it as ‘a litany of demonstrably false, immaterial, impertinent, scandalous and scurrilous allegations which have nothing to do with the legal claims in this case.’

Judge Spencer Eig agreed, striking the humiliating allegations from the record and warning Orianne that her $20m counterclaim would be thrown out if she repeated them.

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