Here’s everything we know about Jill Tavelman, his second wife, and their daughter Lily.
Jill Tavelman is Phil Collins’ ex-wife
Jill is a 65-year-old American actress, architect, and businesswoman. According to rumours, she currently owns and operates her own antique shop in Hollywood. Jill is not thought to have remarried after her divorce from Phil.
Phil Collins and Jill Tavelman divorced for what reason?
Phil and Jill were married from 1984 to 1996. When Phil was touring the world with Genesis in the early 1990s, the marriage began to fall apart. In 1992, he is said to have had an affair with his ex-fiancee, Lavinia Lang.
Phil paid Jill a reported £17MILLION in the divorce, which was filed in 1994 and confirmed two years later. In 2016, when asked about his infidelity, the singer stated, “I was following my heart.”
“However, it turned out that I was being a bit of a b.”
Phil married Andrea Bertorelli after meeting as 11-year-old drama students in a class and reconnecting years later.
Between 1975 and 1980, the couple married.
Phil’s most recent wife is Orianne Cevey, with whom he was married from 1999 to 2006.
He is thought to have paid his ex-wife a whopping £25MILLION in their divorce settlement, making it one of the largest in British celebrity history.
Despite their divorce, Phil and Orianne rekindled their love in 2016, only for Orianne to marry another man four years later behind Phil’s back.
The singer is currently single, according to reports.
Are Phil Collins and Jill Tavelman parents?
Lily Collins is Phil and Jill’s only child. Lily is a 32-year-old actress best known for her role as the titular character in Netflix’s romantic comedy Emily in Paris.
She’s also starred in a number of films, including The Blind Side, Tolkien, and Love, Rosie. Lily has spoken out about her upbringing and the difficulties she has had dealing with her father’s divorces. “My life felt out of control,” she said in 2019.
“I couldn’t handle the pain and confusion of my father’s divorce [from Orianne], and I was struggling to balance being a teenager with pursuing two grown-up careers [modeling and acting] – both of which were heavily focused on how I looked.”
“Bulimia was another way I thought I could gain control during a difficult period in my life.”
“I’d go to the supermarket late at night and stock up on every kind of junk food, then go home to my bedroom and just eat and eat – then go to my bathroom and puke it all up.”
“I started with a toothbrush, then a hair chopstick, and finally my finger.” Phil has a total of five children.