Phil Collins divorce settlement almost $47 mil

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Tbdphilcollins081908 Paul McCartney has nothing on Phil Collins: The 57-year-old musician has to pony up a reported $46.68 million to his ex-wife, Orianne Cevey, E! Online reports. That would be the biggest celeb divorce payout in Brit history, putting to shame Heather Mills' $45.37 million catch.

Collins' marriage to the 35-year-old Cevey was his third. The pair were married for seven years before splitting up in January; they have two sons, Nicholas, 8, and Matthew, 4.

The U.K.'s Daily Telegraph pointed out that Collins finicky timing in dumping wives has cost him over the years -- he's paid ex-spouses something like $84 million over the years. They also remind us that this is the same guy who dumped Jill Tavelman by fax in 1994, which cost him $34 million. And you thought long-distance used to be expensive.

[Photo: The pair in 2000. Getty Images]

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