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Stephen Collins, of "7th Heaven" fame, has announced that he and his wife, Faye Grant, are ending their marriage after 27 years.

"My wife and I are moving forward separately in our lives," Stephen tells ET. "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."

Collins wed Faye Grant on April 21, 1985. The couple have one child, a daughter named Kate.

Along with playing the Rev. Eric Camden on "7th Heaven," Collins' other credits include "Brothers & Sisters," "Private Practice" and "No Ordinary Family." Grant, an actress, also made an appearance on "7th Heaven" and subsequently starred in the FOX comedy/drama "State of Grace."


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