Damaged actor Stephen Collins lives in a small town in Iowa, where he married half of his age with a German woman and attends daily meditation sessions, years after allowing sexual behavior with minors, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.
The 72-year-old admitted in 2014 that he & # 39; did something terribly wrong & # 39; when he improperly touched a girl and exposed himself to two others between 1973 and 1994.
Collins, who remained largely unscathed by the media storm as opposed to Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer and Kevin Spacey, quietly left LA and now lives in the tight-knit city of Fairfield, Iowa.
The new life of the 7th Heaven star includes his young bride Jenny Nagel, 32, whom he married at the end of July. Nagel was a super fan of Collins when he played in the TV drama, posted about her love for the series and his character almost 10 years ago.
The couple also shares a love for transcendental meditation, attending sessions in the nearby Maharishi Vedic City, where hundreds attend single-member meetings.
Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show the life of Collins in the spotlight, attend meditation sessions, eat out with friends and do everyday chores, such as putting out the trash.
Damaged actor Stephen Collins can be revealed as living in a small town in Iowa, where he married a half-year-old German woman who attended daily meditation sessions, years after he admitted exposing himself and touching minors, DailyMail .com can reveal
The new life of the 7th Heaven star includes his young bride Jenny Nagel, 32, (photo) whom he married at the end of July. Nagel appears to be a super fan of Collins & # 39; and publishes almost 10 years ago about her love for the series and his character
Collins looks almost unrecognizable from the tight and virtuous Rev. Eric Camden character he played on 7th Heaven, now with glasses on and a filthy gray beard. He was seen while Nagel was having breakfast with two friends in a restaurant
Collins and his new wife share a love of transcendental meditation during sessions in nearby Maharishi Vedic City, where hundreds attend the single-member meetings
Collins played as the tight and virtuous Eerw. Eric Camden on 7th Heaven, which ran from 1996 to 2007
Collins seems almost unrecognizable from his character on 7th Heaven, the tight and virtuous Eerw. Eric Camden, who now wears glasses and wears a filthy gray beard.
He was seen scraping the rubbish with Nagel from their $ 557,000 home set on 1.77 acres overlooking scenic Pleasant Lake.
The property, which was purchased in August 2017, has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an office and a meditation room.
It is unclear how Nagel and Collins met, but according to Facebook, Nagel has been wearing a diamond ring on her engagement finger since April.
Nagel has long been a fan of Collins & # 39; and in 2010 he shares a 7th Heaven video clip on social media about the character and woman on the screen of Collins, who writes: & # 39; I have watched this show since 1999 … and that 2 rd the best !! I want to have such a relationship (when I grow up). & # 39;
She moved to Fairfield in January 2018 to study at Maharishi University Of Management, founded in 1974 by spiritual guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who created transcendental meditation (TM).
Its mission is to provide & # 39; a consciousness-based education, holistic, relevant education for a successful life – not just a career – to ensure our happiness and to make real contributions to the world & # 39; and & # 39; meditation and spiritual growth, self-examination, higher consciousness, spirituality and inner peace through the transcendent meditation technique & # 39 ;.
The meditation involves the repeated repetition of a sound, called a mantra, and is practiced twice a day for 15-20 minutes while you sit with your eyes closed.
Nagel's love of meditation could be how she met Collins, whose new simple life also includes transcendental meditation sessions in Maharishi Vedic City twice daily.
Collins moved to his home state of Iowa after being first confronted with allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior after audio recordings from him were leaked, where he confessed that he had exposed himself to young girls
Collins was seen one evening when he entered the meditation facility and spent more than two hours indoors. He seemed gloomy with his head down and he is on his way to the golden domes of the facility.
Nagel moved to Fairfield in January 2018 to study at the Maharishi University Of Management, founded in 1974 by spiritual guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who created transcendental meditation (TM)
Nagel has long been a fan of Collins & # 39; and in 2010 he shares a 7th Heaven video clip on social media about the character and woman on the screen of Collins, who writes: & # 39; I have watched this show since 1999 … and that 2 rd the best !! I want to have such a relationship (when I grow up) & # 39;
Nagel, 32, was spotted and helped her new husband to remove the trash and do the shopping at a local Walmart
It is unclear how Nagel and Collins met, but according to Facebook, Nagel has had a diamond ring on her engagement finger since April. Pictured: the couple's marriage license
Collins saw one evening drive into the facility and spend more than two hours inside. He seemed to walk gloomy with his head down and walked to the golden domes of the building.
Oprah Winfrey came in 2012 recommended the unusual city, where hundreds of daily ritual meditation sessions attend. Twice a day residents gather in two giant domes to meditate: one that is intended for women, the other for men.
The provision for members only is monitored by a manned entrance and only persons with special identifications may enter.
Collins is not the only celebrity to practice TM, Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Russell Brand, Gisele Bündchen, Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Hanks, Hugh Jackman, Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Lopez and Paul McCartney have praised the method.
In his statement of apology, in which he admitted to his inappropriate behavior in 2014, Collins credited daily transcendental meditation because he was not involved in such behavior for more than twenty years.
He wrote: & # 39; I have been in extended therapy for over twenty years, years of 12 step recovery, personal growth workshops in therapeutic environments, private religious confession and consultation, daily reconciliation prayers and meditation every day. I have been undergoing continuous treatment for more than twenty years. & # 39;
Collins moved to his home state of Iowa after being confronted for the first time with allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior after audio recordings of him acquainting his wife about the behavior were leaked
Collins saw the garbage removed with his car, load the garbage into his white SUV and drop it off at the end of his long winding driveway
The modest $ 557,000 couple of the couple sits on 1.77 acres and overlooks scenic Pleasant Lake
The house, which was purchased in August 2017, has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an office and a meditation room – which Nagel and Collins will certainly enjoy
Collins moved to his home state of Iowa after being confronted for the first time with allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior after audio recordings of him who knew his then wife about the behavior were leaked.
Collins and his estranged wife Faye Grant were in private marriage therapy hoping to heal their relationship in 2012, and Grant have recorded their session in secret.
The couple started therapy after Collins reportedly made a written confession to Grant, admitting that he had exposed himself to minors.
In the recording Collins can be heard that he exposes himself to a 10-year-old family member of his first wife Marjorie Weinman. Collins and Weinman divorced in 1978. He also confessed that he had touched the young family member.
"There was a moment of touching where her hand … I put her hand on my penis," says Collins.
Collins admits that he has exposed himself to various other girls. He says he has his genitals & # 39; a few times & # 39; flashed to a girl when she was 11, 12 and 13.
& # 39; When you exposed … did you have an erection? & # 39; Grant then asks.
& # 39; No, I mean, no. Partly, I think, & Collins replies.
Collins and his estranged wife Faye Grant (pictured together in 2007) were in private marriage therapy hoping to heal their relationship in 2012, and Grant secretly recorded their session. In the recording Collins can be heard that he exposes himself to a 10-year-old family member of his first wife Marjorie Weinman
Collins also said that he had also exposed himself to a girl who lived in their neighborhood in Los Angeles, to whom he tried to apologize years later, and a girl from New York who was then 12 or 13.
The New York victim would have told the police that she would sometimes stay with Collins and his first wife in their apartment in New York City when she was 10 and that Collins often came to the guest room where she slept after having a shower and only wore a towel.
Collins would then have exposed herself to her and let the victim lay her hand on his penis. She says he touched and rubbed her. The victim tried to prevent these attacks by pretending to be asleep.
It wasn't until she saw Collins on TV in the 1990s that the woman first told her husband about child abuse.
In 2000, she sent an anonymous letter to Collins' second wife, Faye Grant, telling her that he was a child abuser.
But it wasn't until the end of 2011 that she ever received a response, after Collins confessed about his former sexual abuse to Grant.
April Price, one of Collins & # 39; victims, came forward in an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com. April was 13 when the then 35-year-old Collins (pictured together) exposed his naked penis and body to her – not once, as he claimed, but on three different occasions
April (photo in 2015) told DailyMail.com: & Frankly I was 13 and I didn't kiss a boy yet. This was not something I was even remotely prepared for in my life and I stopped & # 39;
Grant sent the woman an email saying, "Stephen lied when he was confronted 12 years ago." He said he had a hole in his pants like he did then, and you once "saw" his genitals. & # 39;
In March 2015, April Price, one of the Collins victims, came forward in an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com.
April was 13 when the then 35-year-old Collins exposed his naked penis and body to her – not once, as he claimed, but on three different occasions.
April, a woman and mother in Oklahoma, broke her silence to relive the sexual attacks she underwent during her summer vacation in 1983.
She explained that she was visiting her aunt in LA who lived in a corner for Collins. She asked for his help in repairing her TV so that she could play her video game and at one point he turned around, his pants were completely detached. His penis hung around. & # 39;
April told DailyMail.com: "Honestly, I was 13 and I hadn't kissed a boy yet. This was not something I was even prepared for remotely in my life and I stopped. & # 39;
Since his demise in 2014, Collins has remained largely out of the spotlight and has lived his quiet life in Farfield.
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