Phil Collins and Orianne Cevey were made for each other or at least it seemed that way when the pair got together for the second time. And it took eight years following the divorce when the pair gave a second shot at a relationship. However, like the first time the relationship did not work and Cevey went on to marry Thomas Bates. A jewelry designer by trade, Cevey’s only claim to fame is her marriage to the British rock star, Phil Collins, who is also the father of the renowned actress, Lilly Collins. But for all his professional achievements, Phill hasn’t had much success in his personal life. The star has been open about how his tragedies set him up for success. For this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Orianne Cevey.
Orianne Cevey is a Swedish-American Jewellery designer, social media influencer, and businesswoman. She has an estimated net worth of over $40 Million. Her zodiac is Aries. On the physical side of things, Cevey has an approximate height of 5 feet 4 inches with a plus-size athletic body, dark brown eyes, and brown hair.
Orianne Cevey was born on March 24, 1974, in Nyon, Switzerland. Born to a Swiss father and a Thai mother, Cevey was an active child and began taking martial arts classes when she was just nine years of age. After graduating from high school in 1990, Cevey wanted to launch her career as a Jewelry designer. However, her father wanted Cevey to complete her University education. So, Cevey enrolled at the University of Switzerland and graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor’s degree in international management.
During her time at University, Cevey worked as a marketing and communications manager at a capital firm and later established a business that managed celebrity events. However, Cevey later decided to change her profession and started training as a translator. While Cevey’s main job is as a translator, she has had a few stints on TV as well. Her only appearance was in the documentary ‘Phil Collins: A Life Less Ordinary’, which documented the life of her husband Phil Collins. And while Cevey put her dream of designing jewelry in the backseat for a long time, she finally took the big step in 2014 and launched a line of jewelry.
Relationship with Phil Collins:
Phil and Cevey first met in the late 1990s. Phil had come off divorce with Jill Tavelman, whereas Cevey had just started her career as a translator. Despite the 20-year age gap, the pair took an instant liking to each other and tied the knot in 1999 in a lavish ceremony. The pair had their first son, Nicholas Collins on April 21, 2001, and their second child, Matthew Collins in December 2004.
Following the birth of their second son, Cevey suffered from post-natal depression. She wanted a divorce from Phil but the rockstar could not understand why. Talking to the Daily Mail, Cevey revealed,
“I was breastfeeding and one day he stopped wanting my milk. It felt like instant rejection. I wasn’t feeling that great and it was emotionally overwhelming for me. It was hard for Phil to understand. Men do not have the same way of expressing their feelings as women. Phil couldn’t understand why I wasn’t happy. He didn’t want the divorce.”
Cevey finally got her way in 2008 and Phill agreed to a divorce with settlement money of $47 million. Following the split, Phil fell into a rabid hole of alcoholism and suffered from a series of health problems. As for Cevey, she moved on with Moroccan-born Charles Fouad Mejjati. The pair performed nuptials among their family and closed ones. During the time of marriage, they gave birth to Andrea Mejjati.
Ultimately, after 8 years apart, Cevey and Phil came back together and decided to make things work for the second time. The pair got together in 2016 during which Phil also helped in her divorce from Mejjati. In an interview, Cevey opened up about her separation and admitted making a mistake.
“I don’t think I ever stopped loving Phil but it took me a while to realize that he is the love of my life. Everyone makes mistakes and sometimes you don’t realize you’ve made a mistake until it’s too late. If you have a chance to go back and correct a mistake, as we have been lucky enough to do, that’s a wonderful gift.”
However, things took a spectacular turn of events, Cevey was living in Phil’s oceanfront mansion in Miami Beach, Florida, and secretly tied the knot with a former male escort Thomas Bates in a chape in Los, Angeles in August 2020. Cevey met Bates through the escort service “Cowboys 4 Angels” where he went by the name ‘Ryan’ and advertise himself as a “sexy intellectual” with degrees in Philosophy and Political Science. And following marriage, the pair lived in Phil’s Mansion which resulted in him suing and eventually evicting the pair.
Marriage with Bates and Divorce:
The marriage to Bates who is 16 years younger did not work as well. The pair took the marriage to court after only 15 months and the divorce petitions go to show their time together was a messy one. At the beginning of the relationship Cevey who has earned a 3rd-degree black belt designation and is trained in boxing allegedly assaulted her husband on several occasions and Bate claimed she once threatened to cut off his “private parts.” During the short marriage, the pair did not give birth to any children.
A quick biography of her ex-husband Phil Collins:
Phil Collins is a British musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the drummer and lead vocalist for the rock band Genesis. He was born on January 30, 1951, in London, England.
Collins began his music career in the late 1960s as a drummer for various bands. In 1970, he joined Genesis as their drummer and later became the lead vocalist after Peter Gabriel left the band in 1975. As the lead singer of Genesis, Collins achieved worldwide success with hits like “Invisible Touch”, “Land of Confusion”, and “I Can’t Dance”.
Collins also had a successful solo career, releasing numerous hit songs including “In the Air Tonight”, “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)”, and “Another Day in Paradise”. He has won numerous awards throughout his career, including eight Grammy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and an Academy Award for the song “You’ll Be in My Heart” from the Disney film Tarzan.
Aside from music, Collins has also acted in several films, including “Buster” and “Hook”. He has also been involved in various charitable causes, including supporting the Prince’s Trust and raising awareness for the fight against homelessness.
Orianne Cevey Wiki/bio Facts:
March 24, 1974
49 years old
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Plus size rectangle
5 feet 4 inches
Phil Collins (m.1999-2008), Thomas Bates (m. 2020-2021)
Nicholas Collins, Matthew Collins, Andrea Mejjati
Businesswoman, Jewellery Designer, Social Media Influencer