Phil Collins to remarry third wife Orianne Cevey

Phil Collins, Orianne Cevey and their son Nicholas.
Phil Collins, Orianne Cevey and their son Nicholas. Bang Showbiz

PHIL Collins is to re-marry his third wife Orianne Cevey.

The 65-year-old musician confirmed last month he has reconciled with the 43-year-old jewellery designer - who he famously paid £25 million to six years ago in a record-breaking divorce battle - and the couple are "determined" to tie the knot again.

Orianne - who has sons Nicholas, 14, and Matthew, 11 with Phil - said: "I now call Phil my husband again. We are so close that it does not actually make a difference if we are married or not, but we are determined to get married for a second time.

"We were always very close, because of the children, and just last year I realised he is indeed the man of my life."

Phil and Orianne - who was left partially paralysed with spinal disorder Brown-Séquard syndrome following an operation in 2014 - married in Switzerland in 1999 but split in 2006 and divorced two years later.

Despite their previous split, Orianne has insisted they are meant to be together.

She told Swiss newspaper SonntagsBlick: "I spent four months in hospital, and he took wonderful care of Matthew and Nicholas. That was a great relief to me.

"We are meant for each other."

Phil moved to Miami last year from Switzerland to be closer to his two sons Matthew and Nicholas, and Orianne, after problems with alcoholism but he is now sober and in much better health.

The Genesis rocker - who is also a father to actress Joely, 43, musician Simon, 39, and model Lily, 26 - revealed last month: "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."

Phil's re-marriage to Orianne will be his fourth wedding after he was married to first wife Andrea Bertorelli from 1975 to 1980, and second wife Jill Tavelman from 1984 to 1996.

The star has paid out more than £42 million to his former wives after three divorces, including £17 million to Jill.

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