Orianne Cevey [Phil Collins ex-wife]: Wiki-Bio, career, net worth, divorce, kids.

Phil Collins and Orianne Cevey were made for each other. And while it took a divorce and eight years away from each other for the pair to realize that, all’s well that ends well. 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 and her relationship with Phil Collins.

Early Life:

Orianne Cevey was born in 1972 in Nyon, Switzerland. Born to a Swiss father and 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.

Phil Collins and Orianne Cevey

Professional Career:

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 had their second child, Matthew Collins in December of 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 2006 and Phill agreed to a divorce with the settlement money amounting to more than USD 31 million. Following the split, Phil fell into a rabid hole of alcoholism and suffered from a series of health problems.


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 and Phil moved to Miami to get closer to his family. The pair seemed more in love than ever and Cevey couldn’t be happier that the pair got back together.

“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.”

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