Phil Collins' ex-wife Orianne Cevey allegedly takes over his $33M Miami mansion, Internet calls her 'pathetic'

In July, Cevey had broken up with Collins via a text message, and apparently, the drummer had no clue that she had found love with another man and even got married to him


                            Phil Collins' ex-wife Orianne Cevey allegedly takes over his $33M Miami mansion, Internet calls her 'pathetic'
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Phil Collins and his former wife, Orianne Cevey, are embroiled in a feud. The 69-year-old drummer is said to be fighting to take back control of his $33-million beachfront Miami mansion which Cevey, 46, is allegedly occupying with her new husband, the Miami Herald reveals, citing legal documents. In July, Cevey had broken up with Collins via a text message in which she also told him about her new husband.

Cevey reportedly went to Las Vegas and married the new person in her life on August 2. The couple then made their way to Miami and started staying in Collins' mansion. The duo reportedly have also hired four armed guards to patrol the property and have changed all of the security codes. It has also been reported that the pair have even blocked surveillance cameras and barred real estate agents from showing the home. According to the legal documents, the couple is allegedly "threatening, implicitly and explicitly, to prolong their unlawful occupation of the property through force" even though the property is owned solely by Collins.

The suit also claims, "An injunction is urgently needed to end an armed occupation and takeover of the Phil Collins home by his ex-girlfriend and her new husband, the defendants in the action." Collins is said to be very concerned about the condition of the property as well as valuable memorabilia inside.

Phil Collins performs during a stop of his Not Dead Yet Tour at MGM Grand Garden Arena on October 27, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada (Getty Images) 

 

He also believes that there is a "substantial risk that Mrs Bates [Cevey] or Mr Bates or their agents will remove, conceal or destroy valuable and irreplaceable personal property". Documents reveal that Cevey reportedly owns a $1 million apartment in Las Vegas and could live there. Collins' attorney, Jeffrey Fisher, told the Miami Herald in a statement, "Mrs Bates, as she is now known, is trying to shake down Phil Collins for money, and as his attorney and former federal prosecutor, I have zero tolerance for that type of behavior. I’m going to use every legal remedy to get her out of the house." Cevey’s lawyer, Frank Maister, said: "We will deal with Mr Collins in the courthouse, not the gossip column."

Many social media users have slammed Cevey for her actions and behavior. One such user shared, "Pathetic and sad greed is." Another social media user commented, "How strange. But Phil's hugest problem was always his romantic relationships." "How can she just walk away? Just let him leave without a trace?" shared yet another social media.



 

 



 

 



 

 

We had earlier reported that Collins' ex-wife Cevey, who was also his third spouse, dumped him over a text message after they rekindled their relationship over the coronavirus lockdown. They were living together in Miami during the pandemic. Apparently, the drummer had no clue that she had found love with another man and even got married to him. Cevey's text message read: “found someone and would like to try to see if I can be happy again”. The text identified the man solely by the name “Thomas”. As it turned out, Cevey was secretly dating part-time guitarist, Thomas Bates, whom she married in Las Vegas, according to a sensational court filing.

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