It looks like the gloves are off in Kelsey Grammer’s divorce. Kelsey of course left his wife of 13 years earlier this year to take up with a much younger British flight attendant, who was pregnant at the time. (Kelsey’s girlfriend sadly miscarried the baby.) Kelsey’s estranged wife Camille is one of the castmembers on the new Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She told the NY Post that it wasn’t her idea to do the show, but that Kelsey talked her into it and she thinks he did it so he could cheat behind her back. Kelsey was in New York at the time working on Broadway.
Kelsey and Camille Grammer’s marriage of 13 years was seemingly intact when Camille signed on to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which debuted two weeks ago on Bravo.
Yet this past July, as the show filmed, actor Kelsey, 55, filed for divorce from Camille — and quickly stepped out with new love, 29-year-old flight attendant Katye Walsh. (Walsh sadly miscarried their child in September.)
Camille now charges that her soon-to-be ex lobbied to get her on the Bravo series in order to facilitate an affair with Walsh. Kelsey moved from Malibu to NYC to star in a revival of Broadway show La Cage Aux Folles, still running now.
“Looking back, maybe he wanted to keep me preoccupied in California while he was off having his affair in New York,” the ex Playboy model, who has two young children with the actor, tells the New York Post.
Although Camille talks on the show of stepping out of her Emmy-winning hubby’s shadow, she tells the Post “I really didn’t want to do” Housewives. “I think it was more Kelsey’s agenda. I was very reluctant, because I am a very private person.”
(Sources tell the Post that Camille, not Kelsey, first expressed interest in doing Housewives.)
The split, naturally, will play out on future episodes of the show, and Camille’s still upset with Kelsey.
“I don’t respect what he did to me and my family,” says the new reality star. “I am not happy with the way it went down. When I signed on, I didn’t think I would be going through a divorce in the middle of a reality show.”
Still, she adds: “He was my best friend. I hope when the dust settles we can remain friends.”
[From US Weekly]
I don’t blame this lady for speaking her piece. This is a very mild response to the public way that Kelsey has carried on with his mistress. In a video I saw of Kelsey out with his 29 year-old flight attendant, he seemed to court the paparazzi when they were shopping for engagement rings at Harry Winston. (He acted like he wanted the guy to leave, but it seemed like a photo op to me.)
I watched part of the first episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to learn more about Camille. (It’s on Hulu, and she comes in at 8:40) This lady is a stay at home mom with four live-in nannies for her two children, daughter Mason, 9, and son Jude, 6, born by surrogate. She said “just because someone has nannies doesn’t mean they’re not a good mother and they’re not there for their children. I’m here all the time with my children.” Her house is an insane sprawling mansion on 17 acres of land, which she calls a “small park.” That’s small? Kelsey appears in the first episode and explains “She has taken a back seat to my life. I think it’s time for Camille to get a little attention.” It comes across like he’s at least supportive of her decision to do the show.
Here are some screenshots from the first episode of Real Housewives of BH. Check out this lady Taylor’s lips. (below) She is as full of sh*t as her lips are full of collagen, and her husband is a jerk. Also, I really liked the bitchy British woman, Lisa VanderPump-Todd, and how much she and her husband pamper their little dogs. Kim, Paris Hilton’s aunt, is surprisingly genuine but shy and standoffish. Her sister Kyle is pushy and arrogant but she’s not as bad as some of the other women. This is an interesting show with some real characters.
The Grammer estate:
Taylor and her insane lips: