PHIL Collins' ex has accused the singer of making her out to be a "bad person" and a "b**ch" and claims he got "super mad" when she remarried.
Orianne Cevey went through a bitter break-up with the Genesis singer – and is now trying to make her new husband, Tom Bates, a popstar just like Phil, 70.
Despite a legal battle over the Sussudio singer's $40million Miami mansion, the 47-year-old is now putting her time into managing her hubby's pop career.
The designer told The Sun Online she feels "sad" as she claims Phil presented her as a "bad person" and "b**ch" in their tumultuous break-up.
She hopes that her past relationship and the ongoing court fight will not distract from Tom's music.
And with big dreams, she insists her time with Phil has helped her to recognise talent and she hopes one day Tom will be able to sell out Wembley Stadium.
Orianne told The Sun Online: "What is happening in court is in court. This is a different thing to Tom’s career.
"We were living together in Miami Beach with our children for more than six years. It was my house as much as his house.
“And when he found out I got married, he got super mad and that was it."
She added: "I could not control that. The reality that matters is the fact that it was my house and that is all it is.
“It is sad to be honest. It is very sad the way he puts the view where I am pitched as a very bad person.
"I have not done anything except to say: ‘I am sorry it doesn't work anymore and you are well aware of it. I am going to move on'.
“That is all I said. People take it badly. There are the fans, who follow him and think he is best. But you do not know what is behind closed doors."
The bitter legal battle between the two sides has seen Orianne's lawyers make explosive comments about Phil.
She accused the singer of being "unhygienic" and "incapable of having sex", adding his "stench became so pervasive that he became a hermit".
Phil categorically denies all these claims.
Tom, who is 15 years younger than Orianne, said he hopes the couple will soon be able to "move on" from the row – and said he worries that attacks from Phil's fans may stunt his career.
There are very bad people who are always going to have bad words and I am not touched by it
Orianne told The Sun Online: "You cannot control what people think and say. The only thing is control what you do and say.
“We haven't done anything wrong. We found each other and love each other. That is what happened.
"But some people say: ‘why did she do that. What a b**ch'."
“It is life. People have to get on with it. Why will you worry about them and everybody has to move on to be honest
"There are very bad people who are always going to have bad words and I am not touched by it.
"It is negativity. You don’t need that in your life and you need positive thinking. The key will be success."
Orianne already has a packed 2022 ahead for her hubby as she hopes to be able to go on a US tour and then travel to Europe.
She insists people will "love his music" – and claims some of his songs are guaranteed hits.
Tom, debuted new songs last week in Miami, said: "I will be forever linked to Phil Collins, I understand that and accept it.
"Quite frankly being linked to Phil is pretty interesting considering his legacy, I have nothing but respect for him, his kids and their family. that is the way I approach it.
"I will be known for my art and music and this will just be a footnote in my career.
“Being compared as an artist in any capacity is an honour considering his preeminent success and reputation.
"He is very influential on my writing and the way I perform – long before I was married and was a kid.
“How do I handle it? Music is not a competition."
Last summer rock icon Phil was left “shocked" when the Swiss entrepreneur first left him in June, before getting wed soon after.
She reportedly held Collins’ waterfront mansion “hostage” with armed guards on the premises as he tried to “evict her. "
The rocker's lawyers demand allegations against him are dismissed – calling Bates' claims "scandalous, scurrilous, unethical and, for the most part, patently false or grossly exaggerated".
The pair started dating when Orianne, who is of Swiss-Thai background, was just 21 and hired to be Collins’ translator during the singer’s 1994 tour of Switzerland.
They wed in 1999 and then split in 2008 – when Collins paid out $45.76million.
Despite marrying banker Charles Fouad Mejjati in 2015, the couple reunited before separating again.
The Sun Online has approached Phil Collins for comment.
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