What is Orianne Cevey's net worth? Phil Collins' ex felt ‘trapped in gold cage’ while at $40M Miami mansion
Orianne Cevey moved out of Phil's Miami mansion with her new husband in January after they paid $5.5m for the sprawling six-bed property in Fort Lauderdale
Phil Collin's ex-wife Orianne Cevey revealed that their marriage did not make her happy and she also compared their £30 million Miami beachfront home to "a golden cage". In a series of revelations, the 47-year-old said that the two of them slept in separate rooms and for the first time, she spoke candidly about how she felt.
She also explained how her marriage with the 'The Death in Paradise' came crashing down. She said that she was "sad" and "unhappy". She explained, “I felt like I was trapped in a golden cage," and added "When someone’s depressed, it’s hard to help them out."
She continued to The Sun, "I felt like I was trapped in a golden cage. When someone’s depressed, it’s hard to help them out. As much as you love them, why would you keep it up? After years, you get fed up. Phil didn’t take care of himself." She then added, "If he wasn’t taking care of himself, you can imagine he wasn’t taking care of me. It is hard. You feel lonely and you feel like you don’t have anybody you can talk to. I was super-sad and super-unhappy.”
Speaking more about their home that the two of them lived together in, Cevey said, "You have a beautiful view, but that is all you have. You have no love, nothing.” Before being married to Collins, Cevey was his translator. They were together for nine years, but the two divorced after the birth of their sons Nicholas and Matthew. However, in 2014, the two of them got back together after Cevey divorced her second husband investment banker Charles Mejjati.
That was when the two of them moved in together in Miami. She said about the reunion, "It was perfect. We started having a proper romance and a family reunion. The kids were so happy to have Mum and Dad back." She recalled Collins' behavior and said, "Every day he was sitting down in the same place doing nothing all day and being very dark. He didn’t want to see anybody. He was hating everybody. I have a very social life but I was always on my own. I’d ask him if he wanted to go for dinner, just the two of us. He’d say, ‘OK, next week’. When next week arrived, he’d say, ‘Can’t you go with another friend?’."
In fact, in her filings for divorce, Cevey's lawyers had claimed that Collins "was incapable of having sex. He stopped showering, brushing his teeth and dressing properly.” A judge had however ordered Cevey to strike her “scandalous” claims from her court action, as they were deemed “immaterial” to the case.
What is Orianne Cevey's net worth?
Orianne Cevey ended up getting paid alimony of $47 million from Phil. According to reports, her net worth is speculated to be around $100 million which includes the alimony that she had been paid and the worth of her jewelry brand.
Speaking further about her life with Collins, she said, "I tried my best to help him out — to talk to him, motivate him. But it’s a very hard sickness. Things turned pretty quick. It’s a heavy period for me. It makes me sad thinking about it because he had everything to be happy. Why be depressed when you have all that? It was beyond my comprehension. But depression, alcoholism is . . . something super-heavy and not nice to live with."
Cevey has moved on since and she got married to 31-year-old Thomas Bates in Las Vegas over the summer of 2020.