- Orianne Cevey, the ex-wife of Phil Collins, is set to auction $4million of the singer’s possessions, including his personal Yamaha baby grand piano
- Cevey, 49, is organizing the sale of a collection featuring jewelry, handbags, and various valuables
- The auction, scheduled for December 6, will showcase high-end couture items acquired during Cevey’s marriage to Collins, such as Chanel clothing and shoes
Cevey, 49, is selling sell a collection of jewelry, handbags, and other valuables thought to be worth close to $4 million.
Among the noteworthy items being auctioned by Miami-based Kodner are a Wurlitzer jukebox together with an extensive collection of Chanel items owned by Cevey who had previously boasted of being the fashion house’s number one buyer.
Cevey has been going through her third divorce recently – this time from Tom Bates, a male escort. The pair got hitched in Las Vegas in 2020 without a prenup.
Bates has since claimed how Cevey had a ‘ferocious temper,’ hid his possessions from him, and threatened to cut off his genitals when he asked them to be returned.
This auction, schedule for December 6, will see a number of high-end couture items being sold off that Cevey acquired during her marriage to Collins, including Chanel clothing, shoes, boots, and a large selection of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry.
‘I was Chanel’s number one client when I started collecting in 2001 with more than 500 pairs of Chanel shoes in my collection,’ Cevey told Page Six who explained that she is downsizing her home, hence the need to part ways with a lot of her cherished possessions.
The Wurlitzer jukebox was a gift from Collins’ manager to the couple following their marriage in 1999.
The Yamaha piano has more sentimental value given that it was used by Phil to their 22-year-old son Nicholas how to play.
The piano alone is expected to fetch somewhere in the region of between $50,000 and $100,000.
‘The auction is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire some of the most personal and iconic items from the private collection of Phil and Orianne Collins,’ Russ Kodner, president of Kodner Auction Gallery explained.
A ‘large portion’ of the proceeds will be donated to the ‘Never Give Up Foundation,’ supporting individuals with disabilities like Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Cevey and Collins split in 2008 before briefly reuniting between 2016 and 2019.
They finally called it quits with a final divorce in December 2021.
The couple share two children, while Collins also has three other children from previous marriages.
Cevey, meanwhile, had to foreclose on her $6 million Florida home in June following a bitter divorce from her third husband, Tom Bates.
The home eventually sold in August for $7.75 million.
Cevey – who won a $47million pay out from Genesis legend Collins in their 2008 divorce – lavished Bates with gifts of clothes, watches and a leased $340,000 Aston Martin with the James Bond-style license plate TB 007.
Only months before she had been living with Collins in his $40 million Miami Beach ocean front mansion after reuniting with him in 2016.
However, she blindsided Collins, 72, by moving into the palatial pad with Bates following the couple’s secret Las Vegas nuptials while the In The Air Tonight singer was in Europe on tour. She even hired security guards to keep the rocker out of his own home.
Collins then got the couple kicked out which saw them move into the six-bedroom Fort Lauderdale mansion before things fell apart for the duo.
In December 2021 Cevey announced their divorce, blaming the pandemic for their failed marriage.
DailyMail.com exclusively revealed that Cevey had picked up Bates from a male escort site where he advertised himself as a ‘sexy intellectual’, with degrees in philosophy and political science.
But once she moved him into Collins’ mansion their fiery relationship saw her physically assault her new husband ‘on several occasions’ – once threatening to cut off his ‘private parts’, according to his filings in the divorce.
Bates claims he received the alleged threat to slice off his genitals after returning to the couple’s new Fort Lauderdale mansion from spending Thanksgiving 2021 with his parents at their home in nearby Lighthouse Point.
He arrived to find Orianne had ‘secretly removed’ his clothes and other possessions and he asked for them back.
‘Wife, who has a ferocious temper, threatened husband with bodily harm (by cutting off his private parts) when he asked for his clothes and personal property’, said his filing.
‘The wife, who has earned a 3rd degree black belt designation and is trained in boxing, previously physically assaulted husband on several occasions prior to separation. On one occasion, husband had to scream for the housekeeper to help him exit the house to avoid wife’s assault.
‘Husband voluntarily vacated the marital residence for his safety.’
Bates was on the books of a company called Cowboys 4 Angels, using the name Ryan, while he was in Los Angeles, after moving from Florida to try to make it in the music business.
However he headed back to his home state when things didn’t work out as planned. It is understood the couple had their first meeting at an exclusive five-star hotel in Miami Beach.