Phil Collins Splits From Ex-Wife Orianne Cevey for a Second Time, Wants Her Out of His House
By Jackie Willis
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UPDATE: Court documents obtained by ET on Wednesday show that Collins has sued Chevey and her new husband, Bates, for unlawful detainer and forcible entry, claiming they have refused to vacate his Miami Beach home.
The lawsuit alleges Chevey and Bates have "hired armed guards to patrol the property with openly displayed firearms. The defendents are their guards have taken possession of the property through a show of force."
Collins also believes there is "substantial risk" that his ex-wife will damage or remove "irreplaceable personal property" located at the home.
The two never remarried, but according to court docs, Cevey just married another man, Thomas Bates, in August. A source with knowledge of the situation tells ET that Collins wants Cevey to vacate his house in Florida as he no longer has any financial ties to her. The source claims Cevey has refused to leave the residence, has changed the codes to the home and is being unruly to staff.
ET has reached out to Cevey's lawyers regarding all allegations made by the source.
Cevey, 46, and Collins, 69, were married for nine years before calling it quits in 2008 and have two sons together, 19-year-old Nicholas and 15-year-old Matthew. At the time of their split, Collins had to pay Cevey a record-breaking $46.76 million per the terms of their divorce settlement.
According to the source, Cevey is asking for more money from Collins after a series of bad investments and an expensive divorce from her other ex, Charles Mejjati. The source claims that Cevey is threatening to make false and embarrassing accusations about the singer if he doesn't help her out financially.
As for their sons, the source says Collins continues to fully support them, with all of their expenses being paid for through a fully funded irrevocable trust.
Collins has been married three times, and has two children, Simon and Joely Collins, from his first marriage to Andrea Bertorelli, and one daughter, actress Lily Collins, from his second marriage to Jill Tavelman.
(This story was originally published on Oct. 12 at 12:41 p.m. PT)