Orianne Cevey, the ex-wife of rock legend Phil Collins, is set to auction off more of his valuable possessions, including his personal Yamaha baby grand piano and wedding presents from over two decades ago. The collection, expected to be worth close to $4 million, will also include jewelry, handbags, and other high-end items.
Miami-based Kodner Auction Gallery will handle the auction, which will feature notable items such as a Wurlitzer jukebox and an extensive collection of Chanel items owned by Cevey, who once claimed to be the fashion house's top buyer. The auction is scheduled to take place on December 6.
Cevey, who is currently going through her third divorce from Tom Bates, a male escort, explained that she is downsizing her home, leading to the need to part ways with her cherished possessions. Bates has accused Cevey of having a temper and hiding his own belongings, even claiming that she threatened to harm him.
The auction will give individuals a rare opportunity to acquire personal and iconic items from the private collection of Phil and Orianne Collins. The proceeds from the auction will be partially donated to the Never Give Up Foundation, which supports individuals with disabilities.
Among the highlights of the auction are Chanel clothing, shoes, boots, and a selection of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry that Cevey collected during her marriage to Collins. The couple, who split in 2008 but reunited temporarily between 2016 and 2019, have two children together, while Collins has three children from previous marriages.
Cevey recently had to foreclose on her $6 million Florida home following her tumultuous divorce from Bates. The property was eventually sold in August for $7.75 million. It is worth noting that Cevey previously received a $47 million payout from Collins in their 2008 divorce settlement.
The upcoming auction presents an opportunity for fans and collectors to own pieces of music history intertwined with the personal lives of Phil Collins and Orianne Cevey. The sentimental value attached to items like the Yamaha piano, which Collins used to teach their son Nicholas how to play, make them particularly significant.