Phil Collins fans jump to his defence after ex-wife Orianne Cevey wishes singer a Happy Birthday – following bitter $47M divorce and eviction from his mansion with her toy boy lover

Furious Phil Collins fans jumped to the singers defence after his ex-wife Orianne Cevey wished the singer a Happy Birthday 73rd on Thursday. 

The 49-year-old, divorced the Genesis star, with whom she shares sons Nicholas, 22, and Matthew, 18, in 2008 after nine-years of marriage in a bitter split which saw her receive a reported $47M settlement. 

Orianne was also evicted from Phil’s Miami mansion in a lengthy battle after refusing to leave the property with new husband, male escort Thomas Bates, 34. 

Taking to Instagram this week Orianne shared a snap of herself and Phil alongside a gushing tribute.

Writing: ‘Happy birthday to @officialphilcollins this living Legend! And the best father for my sons @nic_collins and @mcollins0112 with all my best wishes of love, health and happiness Always, OC xxxx’.

Furious Phil Collins fans jumped to the singers defence after his ex-wife Orianne Cevey, 49, wished the singer a Happy Birthday 73rd on Thursday

Taking to Instagram this week Orianne shared a snap of herself and Phil describing him as a 'living legend'

Taking to Instagram this week Orianne shared a snap of herself and Phil describing him as a ‘living legend’

Fans raced to the comment section to slam the post with one writing: ‘Are you effin kidding me?’.

While a second said: ‘Why did you leave him then?’.

Someone else replied:  ‘And not just leave him! But humiliate and slander!’. 

And: ‘Correct and move a younger man in and make Phil pay all the bills. Very poor form’.

Orianne reportedly left Phil blindsided by moving Tom, who she has since divorced, into the palatial pad with following their secret Las Vegas nuptials. 

She even hired security guards to keep the rocker out of his own home.

In the divorce Orianne went on to claim the singer lost his musical talents and started abusing pain killers, according to TMZ and said he refused to shower for nearly a year from 2019-2020.

Saying he began to smell and his ‘stench became so pervasive that he became a hermit, refusing to interact personally with any people.

Fans raced to the comment section to slam the post with one writing: 'Are you effin kidding me?'

Fans raced to the comment section to slam the post with one writing: ‘Are you effin kidding me?’

The 49-year-old, divorced the Genesis star, with whom she shares sons Nicholas, 22, and Matthew, 18, in 2008 after nine-years of marriage in a bitter split which saw her receive a reported $47M settlement (pictured in 2018)

The 49-year-old, divorced the Genesis star, with whom she shares sons Nicholas, 22, and Matthew, 18, in 2008 after nine-years of marriage in a bitter split which saw her receive a reported $47M settlement (pictured in 2018) 

Phil finally got Orianne and her new husband kicked out of the lavish mansion before things eventually fell apart for the duo.

In December 2021 she announced the 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 Phil’s 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.

He also 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.

In the divorce Orianne claimed Phil lost his musical talents and started abusing pain killers, according to TMZ and said he refused to shower for nearly a year from 2019-2020 (pictured 2018)

In the divorce Orianne claimed Phil lost his musical talents and started abusing pain killers, according to TMZ and said he refused to shower for nearly a year from 2019-2020 (pictured 2018)

Orianne was also evicted from Phil's Miami mansion in a lengthy battle after refusing to leave the property with new husband , male escort Thomas Bates, 34 (pictured in 2021)

Orianne was also evicted from Phil’s Miami mansion in a lengthy battle after refusing to leave the property with new husband , male escort Thomas Bates, 34 (pictured in 2021) 

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.

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