October 31, 2020

Phil Collins’ ex-wife Orianne, 46, pictured with new husband, 31, after moving him into pop superstar’s £25m mansion

Phil Collins’ ex-wife Orianne, 46, pictured with new husband, 31, after moving him into pop superstar’s £25m mansion

PHIL Collins’ ex-wife Orianne walks arm-in-arm with the toyboy husband she married behind the star’s back – just days after news of her astonishing Las Vegas wedding.

She and struggling musician Thomas Bates, 31, broke cover in a chauffeur-driven Bentley to go out for a leisurely lunch and shopping jaunt in Miami’s ultra-exclusive Design District.

Orianne looked loved-up with toyboy husband Thomas

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Orianne looked loved-up with toyboy husband Thomas

The loved-up pair looked carefree despite heartbroken rocker Phil, 69, demanding Orianne, 46, leave his £25million Miami Beach mansion earlier this week.

But our pictures – the first of the pair together – prove the jewellery designer is now holed up at Phil’s seven-bedroom waterside home WITH her shock new husband.

Aspiring guitarist Thomas – who was wearing a wide ring on his wedding finger – refused to reveal when and how the couple met when approached by The Sun.

He would only say: “Everything is going to be done through our attorney.”

The pair removed their face masks partway through their stroll

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The pair removed their face masks partway through their stroll
She moved the aspiring guitarist into Phil's mansion

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She moved the aspiring guitarist into Phil’s mansionCredit: The Mega Agency
Her wedding ring was on display

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Her wedding ring was on display Credit: The Mega Agency
Thomas was also wearing a wedding band

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Thomas was also wearing a wedding band Credit: The Mega Agency

We revealed this week how “blindsided” Phil only discovered his rekindled romance with third-wife Orianne was over when he learned she had secretly wed someone else behind his back.

The Genesis star was living with her in his Miami mansion, until she eloped to Las Vegas marry Thomas – 38 years the drummer’s junior – in a church service featuring Elvis and their dogs.

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Phil fled back to the UK and gave jewellery designer Orianne a deadline of Monday afternoon to vacate his huge home – threatening to file an eviction notice in court if she refused.

But our exclusive pictures show the Swiss-born beauty and her new hubby taking a trip out in a chauffeur-driven £140,000 Bentley Bentayga on Tuesday, before returning to the house.

Phil only learned his and Orianne's marriage was over when she wed Thomas behind his back

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Phil only learned his and Orianne’s marriage was over when she wed Thomas behind his back Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Thomas refused to say how he'd met Orianne

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Thomas refused to say how he’d met Orianne Credit: The Mega Agency

The brazen lovebirds enjoyed an hour-long lunch at a popular restaurant, then shopped for luxury handbags – accompanied by a burly security guard.

A witness said: “Now that news of their marriage is out in the open, Orianne and Thomas clearly weren’t concerned about being spotted together.

“It will be extremely galling for Phil to see them enjoying the high life – and living in the house he bought to be closer to Orianne and their kids.”

After leaving Phil’s mansion, Orianne and Thomas dined on classic American food at an upscale restaurant, where a simple bowl of grilled chicken and avocado costs £18.50.

They aren't concerned about being spotted together now their wedding news is out in the open

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They aren’t concerned about being spotted together now their wedding news is out in the openCredit: The Mega Agency
They admired designer items while window-shopping together

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They admired designer items while window-shopping together
Phil was 'blindsided' by Orianne

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Phil was ‘blindsided’ by Orianne Credit: Getty Images – Getty

They then walked across the street into designer store Yves Saint Laurent where they admired shoes and luxury bags costing up to £2,400 each.

When they came out of the store, their security chief was weighed down with three large YSL bags – as the couple strolled past other expensive stores.

At one point, they stopped while the bodyguard stooped down to retie the laces on one of Orianne’s trainers – as Thomas stood at her side still holding her hand.

The Design District is a magnet for visiting celebrities and Orianne even has her own exclusive jewellery store there.

She and Thomas looked casual together - but were joined by bodyguard

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She and Thomas looked casual together – but were joined by bodyguard
At one point, she had a tense-looking conversation

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At one point, she had a tense-looking conversation

When the couple got back in the Bentley to go home, the bodyguard opened the back door for Thomas to settle himself down on the quilted leather upholstery.

The amateur strummer’s taste of glitzy shopping trips is a far cry from his former life.

As The Sun revealed on Tuesday, he played guitar and sang in a classic rock cover band called Two Kings, playing small venues around the Fort Lauderdale area of south Florida.

Thomas moved to LA in 2016 to seek fame and fortune

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Thomas moved to LA in 2016 to seek fame and fortune
Mystery surrounds how he and Orianne met

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Mystery surrounds how he and Orianne met

He headed to Los Angeles in 2016 to seek fame and fortune. But he failed to hit the big time and he arrived back home earlier this year when Covid-19 struck.

There is still a huge mystery over how and when he met Orianne. Records reveal he registered a new “entertainment” business in Florida in July.

And the couple’s carefree outward appearance could soon be badly shattered.

Orianne is said to have threatened to release “embarrassing” claims against Phil unless he renegotiates their mega £25million divorce deal.

Orianne has threatened to release 'embarrassing' claims against Phil

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Orianne has threatened to release ’embarrassing’ claims against Phil
Phil Collins’ love rival Thomas Bates plays a Rolling Stones cover in the band Two Kings

They had divorced in 2008 before reuniting eight years later – despite concerns from the star’s friends about Orianne’s motives.

Phil, currently rehearsing in London for a tour once the coronavirus pandemic eases, is now determined to use the courts to oust the pair from his home.

An insider said of the eight-time Grammy winner: “Until he found out she had got married to someone else he was still in a relationship with Orianne and they were living together in Miami.

“Orianne was going back and forth to Las Vegas, saying that the trips were to do with her jewellery business. Now he wants her out of his house.”