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'7th Heaven' Star's Wife

I Want My Half

10/27/2013 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins (who played the dad on the show) is raking in HUGE money with new acting gigs these days ... so says his estranged wife ... and now she wants a piece.

66-year-old Collins filed for divorce from 56-year-old Faye Grant last year after 27 years of marriage and according to new legal docs, Faye's NOT happy.

Faye claims she's been left with no means of income, while Stephen hauls in cash from his various gigs -- including $400,000 minimum for "Revolution," $64,937 for "Devious Maids," $7,682 for "Scandal," and $5,500 for "The Fosters" ... and that's just for 2013.

Faye -- an actor herself -- says she gave up her prime acting years to raise their daughter, and now she can't land a job.

She says she got used to an upper class standard of living while married to Collins -- who earned $1 million to $3 million per year while they were together.

She's asking the court for an unspecified amount of spousal support. She also wants half of a $6 million bank account which includes "7th Heaven" money, stat ... and half the value of 2 lavish properties in Brentwood, CA.

Turns out Heaven CAN'T wait.

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pattycake    

http://divorcesupport.about.com/od/usstatedivorcelaws/a/cali_law.htm


community property..she will be set

272 days ago
17.

abby    

Unless they signed a pre-nup, she gets half of everything. This is California. For God's sake woman, hire an attorney.

272 days ago
18.

Me    

Ah "7th Heaven", such an hypocritical, cutesy and nauseous garbage.

272 days ago
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writenow    


"She wants a piece" - what's up with the misogynist coverage TMZ? All you all Republicans? You know how much Republicans hate women.

272 days ago
20.

boo    

I remember her from V and from Greatest American Hero. Love her.

272 days ago
21.

My2cents    

Google "A Woman Scorned" ...interestingly he starred in it. Hope his story ends better!

272 days ago
22.

TJ    

She does know there are other jobs besides acting, right?

272 days ago
23.

BH90210    

Faye Grant is a psychopath.

I know someone who did business with her in the early 2000's who was royally screwed over by Faye Grant's antics.

Total DIVA when she really has no right to be. No real talent and a horrible personality

272 days ago
24.

pattycake    

CA is a community property state.. she is gonna get what the courts give her.. which will be half.

272 days ago
25.

Rosylicious    

Is this woman nuts? Get a job! Any job! Just because you are used to a certain lifestyle doesn't mean it will last forever. How many people have lost their homes and jobs and had to adjust. She has no right to ask for any money he's made after they divorced. She should feel blessed to be alive, without any disabilities and she should find her own way of making a living.

272 days ago
26.

Bruno    

If they are legally separated, she isn't entitled to half of what he is earning now. She will end up with support, but it won't be that much.

272 days ago
27.

Kath    

She is nuts. CA is a community property state. After 27 years of marriage, everything they have is 50/50. Since he has been making the big bucks for years, she gets half of it all.

272 days ago
28.

Bradlee TheDawg    

Let me remind everyone who is calling Mr. Collins a "POS" and similar - we don't KNOW the terms of the divorce settlement. For all we know she's getting $1M per year for perpetuity, but like so many Hollywood wives is contesting it because she "can't live on" that amount of money. They're in California- I seriously doubt she was left with "nothing" in a divorce settlement. Less than she wanted - yes - but not "nothing".

272 days ago
29.

Jamey Hunter    

I don't know why this is making headlines. The divorce will grind through the court system and she'll likely get half as well as alimony because she was a wife and mother for so many years. Sounds like she is trying to publicly embarrass him.

272 days ago
30.

DW1982    

Wow, they really go for the money. It is always about the money with women in divorce.

272 days ago
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