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Full NameAndrea Bertorelli
First NameAndrea
Last NameBertorelli
ProfessionFormer Actress
Birth CountryCanada
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual Orientationstraight
Marital StatusDivorced
SpousePhil Collins
No Of Children1
EducationCamberwell School of Arts
Date of Birth1951

Andrea Bertorelli is famous for being the ex-wife of the famous singer, songwriter, and actor Phil Collins. She is a former Canadian Actress born in 1951

She became popular when she sued her ex-husband because of his autobiography, which caused her considerable distress and damaged her reputation. 

She is of catholic religion and Italian Ethnicity. She is a Graduate of Camberwell School of Arts

Talking about her acting career, she mostly acted in theaters. 

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Along with being a singer, songwriter, and actor, Phil is multi-talented as he was also a professional Drummer and a Producer. 

He was born in Wandsworth, London, England, at Putney Hospital to his mother, Winifred June Collins, and father, Greville Philip Austins Collins

His father was an insurance agent for London Assurance, and his mother worked for a toy shop and later became a booking agent. 

Phil is most popularly known to be a professional drummer and a lead vocalist of the popular Rock Band Genesis and also became a solo artist later on. 

During the 1980s, he reached the US Top 40 singles more than any other Artist at that time. 

His hit singles include ”In The Air Tonight," “One More Night," and “I Wish It Would Rain Down." 

He joined Genesis in 1970 as a drummer and later on got promoted to lead vocalist in 1975

In the 1980s, he started his solo career, releasing really popular albums, such as Face Value (1981), Hello, I Must Be Going (1982), No Jacket Required (1985), and ...But Seriously (1989). 

As an actor, he has appeared in Miami Vice and Buster (1988). He has earned an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

He has won 8 Grammy Awards, 6 Brit Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards, 1 Academy Award, a Disney Legend Award, and 6 Ivor Novello Awards


They first met each other when they were just 11 years old while attending drama class. 

They didn't start their romantic relationship as soon as they met as they were both too young to date. 

However, according to some sources, they started dating at the age of 14 but had an on-and-off relationship. 

Their relationship came to an end when Andrea left for Vancouver with her parents.

They later reunited in 1974 when he performed in Vancouver for his band. They soon began dating. 

In 1975, they got married when they were 24 years old. Andrea was Collins's first wife. 

He legally adopted Bertorelli's daughter Joely and had a son named Simon Collins

They ended their marriage in a divorce after being married for five years in 1980.


Many people speculated that the couple got divorced due to an affair. 

It was revealed by Andrea in an interview in 2015 that when Phil became the lead singer of Genesis, his entire focus shifted from family to his career. 

Andrea said, 

Drummers don't get much attention, so when he was just doing that, he could be a low-key guy, but once he became a singer, he became much more focused on the band and his career. His drive and ambition became his no.1 priority, and his ego started to grow.

She also said that he left her at the hospital for an extensive world tour just two days after she gave birth to their son. 

She even told him that she wouldn't survive and knew it would destroy their marriage. 

She also revealed that her son had to be admitted to the hospital for two weeks as a result of formula allergy, but Phil had no empathy at all for her situation. 

She felt like a single parent. Andrea became lonely and more and more miserable with Phil's absence, and the couple started arguing more. 

One day, Phil even shouted at Andrea over the phone in front of their children.

Andrea had enough and had an affair with a man who helped her friend renovate a house. 

She told him as soon as he returned home and said she felt immense guilt and shame. However, she said the affair was not the reason for their separation. 

Andrea left for Vancouver with her children. Phil followed her to Vancouver in an attempt to save their marriage, but it was too late.

Phil poured his heart out in his song In The Air Tonight, which became one of his famous singles. It was said that his divorce from Andrea influenced the song. 

In an interview, he said he is not quite sure what the song is about, but there is a lot of anger, despair, and frustration, but nobody knows what the song is about, and he likes the mystery.


Phil blamed Andrea for breaking their marriage. He had been quite vocal and had been playing the victim until Andrea broke her silence. 

She said that Phil had been saying that she ran off with the decorator, but that is simply not true. 

She added that their marriage broke down for many reasons, and the main reason was his short fuse and preference for arguing instead of discussing anything. 

She also said that he had an anger issue and would rage a lot, and she was being bullied. 

She revealed that another main reason was Phil's adultery. She said she divorced him on the grounds of adultery, and he had even agreed. 

She would hear about his affairs long before she had one. When they got divorced, he named another woman whose name she had never heard of.

She said Phil made a lot of money by singing about their broken marriage but not even once considered her or their children's feelings. 

Phil, after hearing all these, said he felt guilty for not spending more time with his children but also added that Andrea played her part in it as well. 

Andrea, in response, said it was typical of him not to see his mistakes and partly blame her.


After they got divorced, Collins married Jill Tavelman in 1984. Jill is an actress by profession. 

They were blessed with a daughter whom they named Lily Collins. They ended their marriage in 1996

He then got married to Orianne Cevey in 1999. Orianne worked as his Swiss translator. They have two sons, Nicholas Collins and Matthew Collins

In 2006, they divorced, with Collins paying $25 million to Cevey to settle the divorce. 

From 2007 to 2016, he was with American news Anchor Dana Tyler. 

Andrea Bertorelli and Phil Collins on their wedding day
Andrea Bertorelli and Phil Collins on their wedding day. Source: Pinterest
Andrea Bertorelli with her ex-husband Phil Collins and daughter Joely.
Andrea Bertorelli with her ex-husband Phil Collins and daughter Joely. Source: Pinterest


Before hosting the show, Jimmy Fallon was just listening to Collins's popular songs. 

He also shared an incident where Collins was outside and saw a person watching someone drowning, and instead of calling the authorities, he invited the stranger who was watching the drowning person to his show, spotlighted him in the whole concert, and exposed him. 

Collins then said the story was not true. He was really pissed off during that time because of his divorce. 

He was requesting his ex-wife not to hang up, but she did. He then wrote the song, which is filled with anger. 

Jimmy Fallon does an impression when he pretends to bang the drums of Collins's In The Air Tonight” Album song, and the impression that the drummers of his show give is Hilarious.


The net worth of Andrea Bertorelli is not revealed yet. 

However, as a singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and professional drummer, her husband has made a fortune. 

In 2023, his net worth is around $350 million. 


  1. Andrea Bertorelli is 72 years old. She was born in 1951.
Updated On Tue Dec 05 2023 Published On Sat Nov 25 2023 By shaumya

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