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PHOTO: ALISON BOSHOFF: Even their children were stunned when Phil Collins and Orianne Cevey announced in late 2015 they were going to give their romance another go

Their reunion was a love story which – to borrow a phrase – was against all odds.

Even their children were stunned when Phil Collins and Orianne Cevey announced in late 2015 they were going to give their romance another go.

The couple had divorced in 2008 – at a cost of £25million to Collins, a record amount at the time. He then slumped into post-split binge drinking sessions, which proved almost fatal. Orianne went on to marry again, but as soon as that marriage ended, she and Collins were reunited.

There was even talk that Collins – then a frail figure who walked with a stick since he dislocated vertebrae in his neck while performing in the Genesis reunion tour in 2007 – might go so far as to remarry the bling-loving Swiss glamour puss, 23 years his junior.

Even their children were stunned when Phil Collins and Orianne Cevey announced in late 2015 they were going to give their romance another go

Even their children were stunned when Phil Collins and Orianne Cevey announced in late 2015 they were going to give their romance another go

She purred that she already thought of them as married in any case.

‘I now call Phil my husband again,’ she said. ‘We are so close that it does not actually make a difference if we are married or not, but we are determined to get married for a second time one day.’

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