Phil Collins re­grets cheat­ing on se­cond wife

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Phil Collins re­grets cheat­ing on his se­cond wife Jill Tavel­man. The 65-year-old rocker has ad­mit­ted to be­ing un­faith­ful to his ex-part­ner - with whom he has daugh­ter Lily Collins which ul­ti­mately led to the end of their mar­riage, although he has claimed he was just “fol­low­ing [his] heart.” Speak­ing to Aus­tralian news pro­gram ‘Sun­day Night’, the for­mer Gen­e­sis drum­mer said: “I was fol­low­ing my heart. But it turned out I was be­ing a bit of a b ***** d.” The ‘In The Air Tonight’ hit­maker has been mar­ried three times - to An­drea Ber­torelli from 1975 - 1980, Jill from 1984 - 1996, and Ori­anne Cevey from 1999-2008 - and re­cently rekin­dled his re­la­tion­ship with third wife Ori­anne last year. And the star has re­vealed de­spite other peo­ple’s opinions of his love life, he be­lieves it’s “won­der­ful” the pair are back to­gether. He added: “I’m back with my third wife now, which peo­ple find strange. But to me, it’s won­der­ful. “We got di­vorced ... I paid her a lot of money. But that’s di­vorce, you know. We re­al­ized it was a mis­take and now we’re back to­gether and ev­ery­thing’s great.” And Ori­anne - with whom the rocker shares the youngest two of his five chil­dren, Joely, 44, Si­mon, 40, Lily, 27, Nicholas, 15, and Matthew, 11 - is just as ex­cited about their rekin­dled re­la­tion­ship. She said ear­lier this year: “Our sep­a­ra­tion was the wrong de­ci­sion. I now call Phil my hus­band again. “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.” The ‘In­vis­i­ble Touch’ mu­si­cian - who has fa­mously paid over $50 mil­lion in di­vorce set­tle­ments - also opened up about his failed mar­riages in his new au­to­bi­og­ra­phy ‘Not Dead Yet’, in which he re­veals he’s “dis­ap­pointed” in him­self for hav­ing been di­vorced three times. He wrote: “I am dis­ap­pointed I’ve been mar­ried three times ... I’m even more dis­ap­pointed that I’ve been di­vorced three times. “While three divorces might seem to sug­gest a ca­sual at­ti­tude towards the whole idea of mar­riage, this couldn’t be fur­ther from the truth. “I’m a ro­man­tic who be­lieves, hopes, that the union of mar­riage is some­thing to cher­ish and last. “Yet cer­tainly that trio of divorces demon­strates a fail­ure to co-ex­ist hap­pily and to un­der­stand my part­ners. “It sug­gests a fail­ure to be­come and stay, a fam­ily. It shows fail­ure, full stop.”

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