Swiss mansion of Phil Collins’ ex-wife for sale

by Malcolm Curtis | The Local, Switzerland | July 7, 2012

Tongues are wagging over the reported departure from Switzerland of Orianne Collins, the former wife of British rock star Phil Collins.

Collins flew to the United States last weekend after putting up for sale her mansion in the village of Begnins, in the canton of Vaud, Le Matin newspaper said on Friday.

The luxurious home and its sprawling estate, owned earlier by motor racing star Jackie Stewart, is on the market for a cool 60 million francs ($62 million).

The asking price is double what the Collins couple paid for the house when they acquired it, Le Matin reports, citing anonymous sources.

Orianne jetted off on Saturday with her current husband and three children for Miami, Florida, where she plans to live.

She and musician Collins divorced in 2008 after six years of marriage and two years of separation.

He paid her a reported 51 million francs in alimony, ending his third marriage.

The couple has two children who go to school in the canton of Vaud, where Phil Collins continues to maintain a residence.

Orianne Collins’ departure raises questions about the future of the Little Dreams Foundation, a charity she and Phil Collins founded in February 2000.

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