Phil Collins’ ex-wife Orianne Collins files for divorce from new husband of one year Thomas Bates… as she blames the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for the split
Phil Collins’ ex-wife Orianne Collins on Thursday announced that she was filling for divorce from her husband Thomas Bates.
Orianne, a 47-year-old jewelry designer based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, took to Instagram with a note addressing the marital split.
The parting comes more than a year after the pair exchanged vows August 2, 2020 at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas.
The latest: Phil Collins’ ex-wife Orianne Collins, 47, on Thursday announced that she was filling divorce from her husband Thomas Bates, 31. The former couple was seen in Miami last month
Orianne pointed to the headaches brought about by the pandemic as a key factor in the split.
‘I believe the emotional stress of the COVID quarantine caused me to act in ways to do things that were out of character,’ she said.
Orianne vowed that she would handle the situation with resiliency, while sending her gratitude to those who have had her back.
‘Fortunately I have faced challenging situations before and like I always have, I will muster up the strength I can, the best team I can find and the courage to do the right thing,’ she wrote. ‘Thank you to so many who have supported me in the past – it means so much to my family and me.’
Collins, a jewelry designer based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, took to Instagram with a note addressing the marital split
Details: Collins pointed to the headaches brought about by the pandemic as a key factor in the split
Collins vowed that she would handle the situation with resiliency, while sending her gratitude to those who have had her back
Collins said she was looking to handle the split with privacy beyond her initial statement.
‘To be clear: my intention is to let our attorneys deal with this resolution behind closed doors, and not in the media,’ she said, ‘which is why I am posting the statement on my personal account.’
Amid her split from Bates, Orianne remains embroiled in litigation with Phil Collins over the $40 million estate Florida mansion they once shared.
In October, a judge granted Orianne clearance to sue Collins, 70, over finances related to the property.
An insider told Page Six: ‘The original deal was that she gets half the value of the house. That was the agreement they made. She’s suing for half, and he tried to get [the case] dismissed. Now the judge ruled that her case can move forward.’
Phil Collins was seen in November 2019 at an event in Miami
Orianne and Phil Collins were pictured at an event in Miami in March of 2016
The Sussudio artist last year filed legal paperwork to evict Orianne from the premises after learning that she and Bates had exchanged vows.
Orianne and Bates moved out under the terms of a partial settlement ‘to get her out of the house and relocate, so he could sell it,’ an insider told the outlet.
The insider told the outlet that Orianne ‘was never evicted’ from the home, and ‘feels really good’ about the case moving forward.
A rep for Collins told the outlet that ‘the [new] motion argued that Orianne’s case was filed in the wrong court, and [she] had to refile in the correct court, so the only significance in this ruling is the court that she’s going to lose in.’
Orianne and Collins initially wed in Switzerland in July of 1999, and split in 2008. They reunited in 2015.