Jill Tavelman – Who is Lily Collins’ mom?

By Adam Lock
Published: January 17, 2023 (Last updated: January 3, 2024)

Jill Tavelman – Who is Lily Collins’ mom? We discuss the high-profile person, including their family, daughter, and career. 

The nepo baby craze has taken the internet world by storm with fans desperate to find out who exactly is one and who their parents are. Nepo babies or nepotism babies are celebrities who have parents that are famous themselves. This normally leads to a debate on whether the starlets have become successful in their own right or were helped along with privilege and famous parents. An actress who you may be shocked to hear is a nepo baby is Lily Collins, from Emily in Paris fame. Her parents are singer Phil Collins and American architect Jill Tavelman. But who exactly is Lily Collins’ mom, Jill Tavelman?

Jill Tavelman – Who is Lily Collins’ mom?

Jill Tavelman is Lily Collins’ mother and Phil Collins’ ex-wife. She was the former president of the Beverly Hills Women’s Club, a historic social club in Beverly Hills, California. Jill is also an American actress, architect, and businesswoman.

She currently owns her own antique shop in West Hollywood, California. Jill married Phil Collins in 1984, at the height of his career, and together they had a daughter called Lily Collins, who was born in 1989. The couple divorced in 1996, mainly due to Phil Collins’s unfaithfulness. He had an affair with Lavinia Lang, a former classmate of his, whilst on tour with his band Genesis in 1992. Jill Tavelman was Phil Collins’ second wife. He was previously married to Andrea Bertorelli from 1975 to 1980.

How did Phil Collins and Jill Tavelman meet?

Jill Tavelman met singer Phil Collins after one of his Genesis gigs. The band was playing the Greek Theater in Los Angeles in 1980, where they were touring their latest album at the time, titled Duke. They bonded over a love of music and Jill would go on to inspire many love songs from Phil Collins’ solo career.

Unfortunately, the couple separated, due to Phil Collins’ infidelity in the early nineties, although Jill Tavelman would receive a rather large pay-out from the divorce settlement and of course together the pair raised the hugely successful actress, Lily Collins.

What is Jill Tavelman’s net worth?

There is no official figure online that clarifies Jill Tavelman’s net worth, although she is definitely a millionaire. One site proposes she is worth $1.5 million as of 2020, while another believes it is much higher after her divorce payout. Phil Collins and Jill Tavelman divorced back in 1996 and as part of the settlement, Jill was reported to have been paid $17 million by her ex-husband. He is thought to have then paid his third wife £25 million, which was one of the largest settlements in British history at the time. He has paid a total of $84 million in divorce settlements to date, yet he still remains one of the richest singers of all time.

Jill isn’t doing too bad herself. She famously bought a house for four million dollars over the asking price to stop a nearby mansion from being destroyed to be replaced by a super chateau. This purchase ended up totaling around $12.4 million. Whatever Jill Tavelman’s net worth actually is, she is a rich lady.

Is Lily Collins adopted?

Lily Collins was not adopted; Phil Collins and Jill Tavelman are her biological parents. This rumor may have arisen due to her half-sister Joely Collins. The actress and producer Joely Collins was legally adopted by her parents Phil Collins and his first-wife Andrea Bertorelli when they were married all the way back in 1975. Joely Collins has starred in many projects over the years, including Brahms: The Boy II. While Lily Collins can currently be found starring in Emily in Paris on Netflix, as well as many other Netflix originals, including Mank, Windfall, Okja, and To the Bone.