Phil Collins' ex-wife agrees to leave his Miami mansion she'd been living in with new husband

Danny Thompson
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MIAMI BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 02:  Orianne Collins and Phil Collins are seen at Little Dreams Foundation's Little Dreamers 2018 at The Lounge at The Setai on October 2, 2018 in Miami Beach, Florida.  (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)
Orianne Collins and Phil Collins are seen at Little Dreams Foundation's Little Dreamers 2018 at The Lounge at The Setai on October 2, 2018 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)

Orianne Cevey-Collins, the ex-wife of singer Phil Collins, has agreed to move out of his Miami mansion she had been living in with her new husband.

The warring former couple married in 1999 and had two sons before they divorced in 2008 and enjoyed a surprise rekindling of their romance eight years later.

While she had lived in his $40 million waterfront property, trouble emerged when she married new husband Thomas Bates without Collins knowing.

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The Genesis frontman says Cevey-Collins, 46 and Bates, 31, had no right to live in the property, taking legal action to have them removed.

They have now agreed to leave the house by mid-January.

In a statement to Mirror Online, Jeffrey Fisher, attorney for Phil Collins, said: "Mr and Mrs Bates’ plan to hold Phil Collins’ house as hostage to leverage a settlement during a protracted court case was upended by the new judge’s bold decision to complete the injunction hearing next week.

MIAMI BEACH, FL - NOVEMBER 15: (L-R) Matthew Collins, Orianne Cevey, Phil Collins and Nicholas Collins attend the 4th Annual Dreaming on the Beach Gala at Fillmore Miami Beach on November 15, 2018 in Miami Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Desiree Navarro/Getty Images)
Matthew Collins, Orianne Cevey, Phil Collins and Nicholas Collins at the 4th Annual Dreaming on the Beach Gala at Fillmore Miami Beach on November 15, 2018 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/Getty Images)

"With the delay tactic failing, they agreed to vacate by mid-January and to allow Phil’s realtor to market and sell the property between now and the date they leave.

"Further, Phil Collins’ priceless collection of music memorabilia and artifacts from the Alamo will be retrieved within days.

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"Mrs Bates’ lawsuit claiming a 50% percent interest in the house based upon an alleged oral agreement will continue, but we have no doubt that it too will come to a quick and conclusive end once the judge hears the true facts about what occurred."

The couple initially met in the mid 1990s when Switzerland-born Cevey-Collins was the star’s translator. Despite divorcing in 2008, they rekindled their relationship in 2016.

He spoke of being back with his ex to Billboard at the time, saying: "I'm back with my third wife - I haven't really talked about it. We've been together for a while, and nobody's noticed."

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