Phil Collins has reconnected with ex-wife Orianne Cevey, and the pair plan on getting married again “one day.”
He told Billboard.com last month that the pair, who wed in 1999 and divorced in 2008, reconciled: “I’m actually back with my third wife. I haven’t really talked about it. We’ve been together for a while, and nobody’s noticed.”
In January, Cevey filed for divorce from banker husband Charles Fouad, whom she married following her split from Collins. The Swiss native told newspaper SonntagsBlick that she and Collins hope to wed again “one day.”
“I call Phil now again as my husband. We are so close that it actually makes no difference whether we are married. But we are determined to get married one day (for) a second time,” she revealed.
Cevey received a $46 million settlement in her divorce to Collins. They have remained friends for their sons, Nicholas, 14, and Matthew, 11.
Cevey told the newspaper: “Love was never completely gone,. (It) was just on another level. We’ve known each other for 22 years, 15 as a couple. Now we feel both the same thing: ‘We should never have diverged. The separation was the wrong decision… We are meant for each other…’
“We were always very close, because of the children. But just last year, I realized that he is indeed the man of my life.”
Cevey said the pair’s second wedding will be different because the whole family will be included. She added: “The important difference is that now our children can be there. I imagine the next celebration will be more familiar and smaller. On our first wedding in 1999 in Lausanne, we had to invite many more people to not disappoint anyone.”
Collins, 65, was previously married to Andrea Collins and Jill Tavelman, the mother of their actress daughter Lily Collins.