7th Heaven Star, Stephen Collins and Wife to Divorce


Los Angles: May 7, 2012

E Online reports that one of TV’s most famous dads and his real-life wife are calling it quits.

STEPHEN COLLINS, former star of 7th Heaven, told E! News in a statement Monday that he and wife FAYE GRANT “are moving forward separately in our lives.”

“She has been my dearest friend and a loving mother,” said Collins, 64 . “I know that we’ll go through this process in a way that honors our family.”

He and Grant married in April 1985 and are parents to a daughter, Kate.

Meanwhile, no one sounds more surprised than a very tired Grant about what happened.

“Stephen’s filing for divorce is a surprise. I am devastated,” she tells E! News. “I wish him the very best in whatever path he chooses to take. Twenty-seven years of marriage inHollywood is the equivalent of 189 dog years. I was exhausted.”

In addition to Collins’ starring role as the Rev. Eric Camden on 7th Heaven from 1996 to 2007, Collins appeared on Brothers & Sisters, Private Practice, The Three Stooges and The Office.

Grant, 54, is an actress who starred on ABC’s V and played Tattie McKee in State of Grace from 2001 to 2002.