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Gary Busey/Ted Haggard

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Fiancee of Academy Award-nominated actor Gary Busey, swaps lives with Gayle Haggard, wife of former evangelical icon Ted Haggard.

Gary Busey, Luke Sampson Busey, Steffanie Sampson

GARY BUSEY, Steffanie and their 19-month old son, Luke, live in their Hollywood Hills home. Gary, born into Christianity and Steffanie, born into Judaism, have chosen to live spiritually and believe in reincarnation. They claim to be soul mates, married in spirit, and believe they are currently spending their 32nd lifetime together. When Gary is not working, he spends his time transcribing his visions from his experiences and his life now. Steffanie is a hands-on mother who has recently returned to her career as a hypnotherapist and healer. 

 

Ted Haggard, Gayle Haggard
Steffanie travels to the Haggard home in Colorado to spend a week with TED HAGGARD and his four adult children, Christy, Jonathan, Alex and Eliott. The Haggard family have struggled to overcome the humiliation that followed Ted's highly publicized encounter in 2006 with a gay masseur and accusations of drug use. The scandal forced him to resign as senior pastor of the mega-church he and Gayle had founded 22 years earlier. He was also forced to resign as head of the powerful National Association of Evangelicals and move his family from their home in Colorado Springs to Phoenix. Four years ago they were given permission by leaders of the church to return to Colorado Springs, where Haggard is currently leading a new congregation in a local middle school. Gayle wrote the book, Why I Stayed: The Choices I Made in My Darkest Hour, describing in candid detail the bumpy road she walked alongside her husband following the scandal.




 


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