Phil Collins was back with Genesis, appearing on stage amid health issues and looking frail as he dropped the seated weight during the 02 concert, which he says will be his last performance
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PhilCollins may have released the ultimate love songs adored by generations of fans, but sadly his own romances have all ended in divorce.
The 71-year-old singer, who performed with Genesis for the last time on Saturday night, has been embroiled in a high-profile legal battle with his third ex-wife, Orianne Cevey.
Orianne Cevey, 47, in the 90s while working as his translator in Switzerland and they finally tied the knot in 1999 – but divorced nine years later in 2008.
They reunited in 2016 and share two sons, Nicholas and Matthew, but it didn’t work out and Orianne has since remarried.
So let’s take a closer look at Phil’s latest feuds during his exit from the music business.
Phil’s ex-wife Orianne was living in the posh Miami Beach home when she claimed Phil had a “verbal agreement to live together” and said she wanted $20 million to leave.
But things recently took a dramatic turn when the Hello singer evicted her from her former $40 million luxury home after a court ruling said she had to leave.
And as things turned from bad to worse, Orianne reportedly auctioned off a number of Phil’s belongings at Kodner Galleries, Page Six reported at the time – including a gold disc from Robert Plant’s album The Principle of Moments.
She also auctioned many “various Phil Collins Awards” for a meager $100.
Eventually, Phil’s valuables were completely removed from the home and put into storage until the divorce case came to an end, with Phil insisting she had no right to the property.
Speaking to ‘The Sun’ at the time, she said: “I felt like I was trapped in a golden cage. When someone is depressed, it is difficult to help them. As much as you love him, why would you carry on like this? , you’re fed up.”
But Phil’s attorneys at the time condemned the claims as “scandalous, whimsical, unethical and, for the most part, patently false or grossly exaggerated.”
The musician, whose hits include the ’80s anthem In The Air Tonight, has two sons together, Nicholas and Matthew.
Before he met Orianne, Phil was married twice – first to Andrea Bertorelli in 1980 and then to Jill Tavelman in 1996.
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Meanwhile, his enviable music career, which has included seven Grammy wins, an Oscar, 13 hit singles and more than 150 million album sales as a solo artist, has continued to draw criticism.
Collins performed as a group with Genesis for the first time in 14 years at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday night.
One could argue that Collins was a victim of his own success and that it caused a backlash.
His musical presence may have proved annoying due to its oversaturation in the ’80s and ’90s, when he was relentlessly featured on MTV and countless ads.
Some of his fellow artists saw the singer’s work as “the epitome of soulless pop”. For example, David Bowie negatively labeled some of his own work from the 1980s as his “Phil Collins years”.
But he seemed resigned to the price of fame, telling FHM, “I’m sorry it all turned out so well. I honestly didn’t want it to happen like that. It’s hardly surprising that people hate me.”
He began speaking out about his retirement in 2009, saying years of playing the drums had led to a variety of health issues, including hearing loss, a dislocated vertebra and nerve damage in his hands.
At the time, he explained, “I was going to quit drumming anyway,” Collins said. “I had quit. I don’t miss it.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/inside-phil-collins-explosive-love-26573369 Insight into Phil Collins' explosive love life and bitter feuds as he quits music for good