Court papers have revealed that Phil Collins’ ex-wife, Orianne Cevey, met her new husband on a male escort site.
Cevey, 48, allegedly “insisted on dating” Thomas Bates, 32, after she found his profile on a site called Cowboys 4 Angels, according to legal documents referenced by PageSix. Bates apparently advertised himself as a “sexy intellectual,” the report continued.
Bates and Cevey were married in 2020 in Last Vegas without a prenup, and then moved into the Miami Beach mansion she still shared with Collins while he was on tour in Europe, PageSix reported. Upon discovering that his ex-wife was living with her new man, Collins successfully legally threw them out of the property, according to another PageSix report.
After moving in together in a $6 million Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home, things turned violent between Cevey and Bates, according to documents first reported on by the Daily Mail.
What a sentence. “Phil Collins’s ex married a male ESCORT and leased him a $340,000 Aston Martin with 007 license plates, but then threatened to cut off his privates when he asked to retrieve his clothes, divorce papers claim” https://t.co/MLqG9ZJkZE
— Kirsten Fleming (@KirFlem) April 18, 2022
Just 15 months after they wed, the couple filed for divorce after Cevey’s “ferocious temper” led to her threatening to cut off his “private parts” when he asked for his clothes and personal property, according to the Daily Mail. “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,” the documents stated, according to the outlet. (RELATED: Politico Suggests Angelina Jolie Might Be ‘Jane Doe’ In FBI Lawsuit Involving Domestic Violence)
Cevey blamed the “emotional distress” of the COVID-19 pandemic for their divorce, PageSix continued.
“This is a simple divorce of a very short term marriage. Mr. Bates’ sensationalist pleading does not change this basic fact, which will carry the day,” an attorney for Cevey stated, according to the outlet. “We are confident that if not dismissed outright, his claims will have no traction and Ms. Collins will prevail.”