Stephen Collins retreated to Iowa, married German woman and meditates


Disgraced actor Stephen Collins is living in a small Iowa town where he married a German woman half his age and attends daily meditation sessions, years after admitting to sexual conduct with minors, DailyMail com can exclusively disclose. The 72-year-old admitted in 2014 that he did ‘something terribly wrong’ when he inappropriately touched one girl and exposed himself to two others between 1973 and 1994  Collins, who went largely unscathed by the media storm unlike Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer and Kevin Spacey, quietly left LA and now lives in the close-knit town of Fairfield, Iowa  The 7th Heaven star’s new life includes his young bride Jenny Nagel, 32, who he married in late July Nagel was a super fan of Collins’ when he starred in the TV drama, posting nearly 10 years ago about her love for the series and his character  The couple also share a love of transcendental meditation, attending sessions in nearby Maharishi Vedic City, where hundreds attend the members-only gatherings  Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show Collins’ life away from the spotlight, attending meditation sessions, going out for breakfast with friends and mundane chores, such as taking out the trash Disgraced actor Stephen Collins can be revealed to be living in a small Iowa town, where he married a German woman half his age and attends daily meditation sessions, years after admitting to exposing himself and touching minors, DailyMail com can disclose The 7th Heaven star’s new life includes his young bride Jenny Nagel, 32, (pictured) who he married in late July Nagel appears to be a super fan of Collins’, posting nearly 10 years ago about her love for the series and his character Collins looks nearly unrecognizable from the clean-cut and virtuous Rev Eric Camden character he played on 7th Heaven, now wearing glasses and sporting a scruffy gray beard He was seen with Nagel enjoying a breakfast meal with two friends at a restaurant  Collins and his new wife share a love of transcendental meditation, attending sessions in nearby Maharishi Vedic City, where hundreds attend the members-only gatherings Collins starred as the clean-cut and virtuous Rev Eric Camden on 7th Heaven, which ran from 1996 to 2007Collins looks nearly unrecognizable from his character on 7th Heaven, the clean-cut and virtuous Rev Eric Camden, now wearing glasses and sporting a scruffy gray beard. He was spotted taking out the trash with Nagel from their $557,000 home that sits on 1 77 acres and overlooks the scenic Pleasant Lake. The home, which was purchased in August 2017, has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an office and meditation room It’s 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’, sharing a 7th Heaven video clip on social media back in 2010 of Collins’ character and on-screen wife, writing: ‘Have been watching this show since 1999 and those 2 r the best!! I wanna have this kind of relationship (when I grow up) ‘ She moved to Fairfield in January 2018 to study at the Maharishi University Of Management, which was founded in 1974 by spiritual guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who created transcendental meditation (TM) Its mission is to ‘provide a consciousness-based education holistic, relevant education for a successful life — not just a career — to ensure our happiness and to make real contributions in the world’ and ‘meditation and spiritual growth, self-exploration, higher consciousness, spirituality, and inner peace through the transcendental meditation technique’ The meditation involves the repeated repetition of a sound, called a mantra, and is practiced for 15–20 minutes twice per day, while sitting with closed eyes Nagel’s love for meditation could be how she met Collins, whose new simple life also includes twice-daily transcendental meditation sessions in Maharishi Vedic City   Collins relocated to his home state of Iowa after he was first faced with allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct after audio recordings of him were leaked, where he confessed he had exposed himself to young girls  Collins was spotted one evening driving into the meditation facility and spending more than two hours inside He appeared glum walking with his head down and he’s headed toward the facility’s golden domes Nagel moved to Fairfield in January 2018 to study at the Maharishi University Of Management, which was founded in 1974 by spiritual guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who created transcendental meditation (TM) Nagel has long been a fan of Collins’, sharing a 7th Heaven video clip on social media back in 2010 of Collins’ character and on-screen wife, writing: ‘Have been watching this show since 1999 and those 2 r the best!! I wanna have this kind of relationship (when I grow up)’ Nagel, 32, was spotted helping her new husband take out the trash and running errands at a local Walmart It’s unclear how Nagel and Collins met but according to Facebook, Nagel has sported a diamond ring on her engagement finger since April Pictured: The couple’s marriage license Collins was seen one evening driving into the facility and spending more than two hours inside He appeared glum walking with his head down and headed toward the facility’s golden domes  In 2012, Oprah Winfrey featured the unusual town, where hundreds attend daily ritualistic meditation sessions  Twice a day, residents convene at two giant domes to meditate-one dome designated for women, the other for men  The members-only facility is guarded by a staffed entrance and only those with special identifications are allowed to enter   Collins isn’t 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 all praised the method  In his apology statement, where he admitted to his inappropriate conduct in 2014, Collins credited daily transcendental meditation for not ‘[engaging] in any such behavior for over twenty years ‘He wrote: ‘I have been in extensive therapy for over twenty years, years of 12 Step recovery, personal growth workshops in therapeutic settings, private religious confession and consultation, daily prayers of atonement, and meditation every day I have been in treatment continuously for over twenty years.’    RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next EXCLUSIVE: ABC’s Amy Robach skips work and heads to the gym, ‘Prince Andrew should go to jail’: Jeffrey Epstein’s. Share this article Share Collins relocated to his home state of Iowa after he was first faced with allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct after audio recordings of him confessing to his wife about the conduct, were leaked  Collins was seen taking out the trash using his car, loading up the bin in his white SUV and dropping it off at the end of his long winding, drive way The couple’s  modest $557,000 home sits on 1 77 acres and overlooks the scenic Pleasant Lake The home, which was purchased in August 2017, has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an office and meditation room – which Nagel and Collins are sure to enjoyCollins relocated to his home state of Iowa after he first faced allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct after audio recordings of him confessing to his then wife about the conduct, were leaked  Collins and his estranged wife Faye Grant were in a private marriage therapy in hopes of healing their relationship in 2012, and Grant secretly recorded their session  The couple began therapy after Collins allegedly made a written confession to Grant where he admitted he exposed himself to minors  In the recording, Collins can be heard admitting to exposing himself to a 10-year-old relative of his first wife Marjorie Weinman Collins and Weinman divorced in 1978. He also confessed to touching the young relative  ‘There was one moment of touching where her hand.I put her her hand on my penis,’ Collins says  Collins goes on to admit to exposing himself to several others girls. He says he flashed his private parts to one girl ‘a couple of times’ when she was 11, 12 and 13 ‘When you exposed yourself.did you have an erection?’ Grant then asks.’No, I mean, no Partial, maybe, I think,’ Collins responds. Collins and his estranged wife Faye Grant (pictured together in 2007) were in a private marriage therapy in hopes of healing their relationship in 2012, and Grant secretly recorded their session  In the recording, Collins can be heard admitting to exposing himself to an 10-year-old relative of his first wife Marjorie WeinmanCollins also said he also exposed himself to a girl who lived in their Los Angeles neighborhood, who he tried apologizing to years later, and a New York girl who was 12 or 13 at the time The New York victim allegedly told police she would sometimes stay with Collins and his first wife at their New York City apartment when she was 10 and Collins would often come into the guest room, where she slept, after taking a shower and only wearing a towel Collins then allegedly exposed himself to her and would make the victim put 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 was only when she saw Collins on a TV show in the 1990s that the woman first told her husband about the childhood abuse In 2000, she sent an anonymous letter to Collins’ second wife Faye Grant, telling her he was a child molester But it wasn’t until late 2011 that she ever received a response, after Collins confessed about his past sexual abuse to Grant April Price, one of Collins’ 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’s claimed, but on three separate occasions April (pictured in 2015) told DailyMail com: ‘Honestly, I was 13 and hadn’t even kissed a boy yet. This was not something I was even remotely prepared for in my life and I shut down’Grant sent the woman an email saying: ‘Stephen lied when confronted 12 years ago He said he had a hole in his holey jeans, as was the style then, and you “must have” seen his genitalia one time ‘In March 2015, April Price, one of 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’s claimed, but on three separate occasions April, a wife and mother in Oklahoma, broke her silence to re-live the sexual assaults she endured while on summer break in 1983 She explained she was visiting her aunt in LA who lived kitty corner to Collins. She asked for his help to fix her TV so she could play her video game and at one point ‘he turned around, his pants were completely unfastened His penis was hanging out.’ April told DailyMail.com: ‘Honestly, I was 13 and hadn’t even kissed a boy yet This was not something I was even remotely prepared for in my life and I shut down ‘ Since his downfall in 2014, Collins has largely stayed away from the spotlight, living his quiet life in Farfield  

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