Musician Phil Collins has reunited with his his third wife, Swiss-born Orianne Cevey, from whom he separated in 2006. The £25m divorce settlement (€33m equivalent) two years later was the largest divorce pay-out in UK showbiz history.

The sum exceeded the £24.3 million which Paul McCartney paid to his ex-wife Heather Mills.

"I'm actually back with my third wife - I haven't really talked about it, " the rock star told Billboard. "We've been together for a while, and nobody's noticed." Collins revealed that he had bought a house in Miami where Cevey and the couple's two children have been living for a number of years. They formerly lived together close to Lake Geneva, having married at a Lausanne hotel in July 1999. 

The singer revealed that he has battled serious alcoholism in recent years and is trying to recover from a dislocated vertebra, nerve damage and fractures in his foot. Such injuries may stop him from habitually playing the drums.

"But my kids want me to do shows so they can brag to their friends, " he declared.  "I stopped going into the studio because I was sad, but now I'm getting a taste of it again."

Warners have recently reissued his 1982 debut solo album, Face Value and Both Sides, which followed in 1992.

Last year Collins told The Telegraph that he would be enthusiastic about  a Genesis reunion, saying: "We still get along, always have done."