Stephen Collins Ending 27-Year Marriage to Wife Faye Grant

Celebrity News May. 7, 2012 AT 4:52PM
Actor Stephen Collins and actress Faye Grant  arrive at the screening of "Fuel" at ConservFuel on Febuary 11, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Actor Stephen Collins and actress Faye Grant arrive at the screening of "Fuel" at ConservFuel on Febuary 11, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Valerie Macon/Getty Images

After 27 years of marriage, Stephen Collins and Faye Grant are calling it quits.

"My wife and I are moving forward separately in our lives," 7th Heaven star Collins, 64, tells Us Weekly in a statement. "She has been my dearest friend and a loving mother. I know that we'll go through this process in a way that honors our family."

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Married in April 1985, Collins and Grant, 54, are parents to a daughter named Kate. In addition to his role as Reverend Eric Camden on 7th Heaven, Collins' film and TV credits include Private Practice, Brothers & Sisters, The First Wives Club and No Ordinary Family.

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Collins isn't the only 7th Heaven star in the news: Barry Watson, who played his eldest son, announced May 3 that he is expecting his first child with partner Natasha Gregson Wagner. He is already a father to sons Oliver, 7, and Felix, 4, with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's Tracy Hutson.

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