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Phil Collins’ ex-wife is auctioning off a bunch of his stuff in the latest weird twist in their relationship

Phil Collins’ divorce from Orianne wife was a contentious, acrimonious and very, very weird thing. Proceedings began in almost a decade ago with the two of them finally splitting in 2008 with Orianne receiving a US$47 million settlement. When they went their separate ways, she entered a relationship with a banker named Charles Fouad Mejjati, which produced a son named Andrea. But then in 2016, she reunited with Phil.

At that time, they moved into a palatial home in Miami they called Fil d’Or. Things didn’t last, however, with a separation in 2020 and Phil evicting her from the home in 2021. (There’s a tawdry story about her splitting with Phil via text while they were both still living in that house and her move to quicky marry another guy in a ceremony officiated by an Elvis impersonator, but let’s not go there.) That was followed by a lawsuit in which Orianne demanded half the price of the sale of the home.

Orianne is now auctioning off a ton of stuff that is being called “Phil Collins memorabilia.” That includes the following (and I’m quoting verbatim from the press release):

• Phil Collins’ Personal Yamaha Piano ($50,000 – $100,000 Estimate): A cherished instrument that resonates with the music of a legend.

• Paul Wegner Musician Bronze Sculptures: Several exquisite sculptures crafted by the renowned artist, showcasing Phil’s passion for music.
• Vintage Wurlitzer Jukebox: Phil’s classic piece of musical history, evoking the nostalgia of bygone eras.
• 2016 Romero Britto Custom Portrait of Orianne Collins: A vibrant and unique piece of art created by the celebrated artist Romero Britto, capturing Orianne’s essence in a stunning portrait.
• Orianne’s Couture Collection: A selection of high-end couture items, including Chanel clothing, shoes, boots, and handbags that reflect Orianne’s style and fashion sensibilities.
• Fine Jewelry: A dazzling assortment of fine jewelry pieces that will leave collectors and connoisseurs in awe.

More quotes:

“Orianne Collins told The New York Post’s Page Six that ‘It pains me to part with these cherished items, but I recently downsized homes and simply do not have room for many of the items. Furthermore, this auction will allow me to donate a large portion of proceeds to the “Never Give Up Foundation,” which fills in the gaps needed to build a more inclusive future for those with disabilities like Spinal Muscular Atrophy. These are some of our most prized family possessions including the vintage Wurlitzer juke box Phil’s manager gifted us when we got married in 1999, and Phil’s personal Yamaha piano that was our family piano, where he taught our son Nicholas to play. I am also auctioning off a huge collection of Chanel. I was Chanel’s number one client in 2001 with more than 500 pairs of Chanel shoes in my collection. This auction features so many high-end couture items, including Chanel clothing, shoes, boots, and a large selection of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry.'”

Wanna bid? Go here.

Alan Cross

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One thought on “Phil Collins’ ex-wife is auctioning off a bunch of his stuff in the latest weird twist in their relationship

  • What’s mine is ours & what’s hers was mine.
    A classic tale… sold at auction to the highest bidder.


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