She shouldn’t have hurried love.
Phil Collins’ ex-wife, Orianne Cevey, announced on Thursday that she’s divorcing her husband of one year, Thomas Bates, blaming the marriage on the pandemic.
“I am filing for divorce from my husband, Thomas Bates. I believe the emotional distress of the COVID quarantine caused me to act in ways and do things that were out of character,” she began her Instagram statement.
“Fortunately, I have faced challenging situations before and like I always have, I will muster the strength I can, the best team I can find and the courage to do the right thing.”
Cevey, 47, thanked her followers for the support but added that her “intention” is to let the attorneys handle the proceedings behind closed doors, which is why she posted “this statement on [her] personal account.”
Cevey and Bates secretly wed in Las Vegas in August 2020 and shacked up in the Genesis crooner’s $40 million Miami Beach estate, prompting Collins to sue for eviction when they refused to move out.
In Collins’ lawsuit, the “In the Air Tonight” singer claimed Cevey and Bates took control of the property “by a show of force” with armed guards who surrounded the property. He also claimed that the new couple changed the home’s security codes.
It’s unclear if her statement was also alluding to her legal battle with Collins over the property.
Collins and Cevey were married from 1999-2008. They share two sons together, Nicholas, 19 — who is filling in for his father on drums on Genesis’ current tour — and Matthew, 15.
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