Former 'Survivor' castaways Jeremy Collins and Val Collins welcome new baby to their family tribe
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/07/2017
Former Survivor castaways Jeremy Collins and wife Val Collins have welcomed a baby into the world.
Val, 38, gave birth to a son, Lenyx Kai Collins, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, on June 16, People reported.
Lenyx reportedly weighed in at seven pounds and 15 ounces, and he was 21 inches long.
"I couldn't be happier," Jeremy, 39, told People.
Lenyx is the couple's fourth child together. They are already parents to daughter Jordyn, 14, and Camryn, 11, as well as a son, Remy Bodhi, now 18 months.
When Jeremy competed onSurvivor Cambodia: Second Chance in 2015, he kept his wife's third pregnancy a secret. However, during the loved ones' visit, Val -- a Foxboro police officer -- revealed to the Cambridge firefighter they were expecting a baby boy.
"Val is excited to complete our tribe after having two daughters close in age, and now two sons a year apart," Jeremy said. "She can't wait to see the change in dynamics in the Collins household!"
Jeremy and Val first appeared on Survivor: San Juan Del Sur -- Blood vs. Water together in 2014. Val was voted out at the second Tribal Council session on Night 6, but Jeremy lasted until the ninth episode on Night 24 of the game, making the jury.
Jeremy was later voted into the Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance cast of returning players by America. Despite his aggressive gameplay and apparent physical ability, he made it to the end and actually won the $1 million prize through a unanimous vote.
Jeremy called Lenyx's arrival "the ultimate Father's Day gift" this year, according to People.
"With an infant and a toddler, there isn't much sleeping going on," Jeremy admitted with a laugh. "I feel like I'm back on Survivor!"
With four children in his household now, Jeremy revealed he may need to compete onSurvivor again to hopefully win another big check.
"I'm responsible for four human beings' college educations," Jeremy noted. "Looks like I need to get back on Survivor to win some money!"
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