When she signed up for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Camille Grammer vowed to not speak of her divorce from Kelsey Grammer. That promise didn’t last long, as Camille spilled plenty about the split to People magazine, calling the detailed interview “catharic.”
Camille claims her marriage to Kelsey fell apart shortly after The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills started to film. At that time, Kelsey was in New York starring in La Cage aux Folles and beginning a relationship with 29-year-old flight attendant Kayte Walsh. Here, in her own words, Camille describes how she found out her marriage was over:
“In June I got a phone call from a mutual friend in New York who was upset by behavior of his that she’d seen. I asked, ‘Is he leaving me?’ and she said, ‘Yes.’ I called him but couldn’t get through, so I texted him and asked him to please call me. Nothing. An hour later, I texted him again and he wrote, ‘I don’t want to talk.’ I wrote, ‘We’ve been together for 14 years; I deserve an explanation.’ Finally, three hours later, he called me. He basically said, ‘I don’t want to be married anymore.’”
Camille, 42, and Kelsey, 55, are not on speaking terms, and she’s worried about how this behavior will affect their children, Mason, 9, and Jude, 6. “He only wants to communicate via e-mail, through our lawyers or a therapist who acts as a mediator,” says Camille.
“They still don’t realize he’s not coming back. They think their daddy is busy doing a play,” continues Camille. “I’m trying to work with them on the concept that he’s not going to come home the way they think he is For my son, who is only 6, that’s hard to understand. They’ve heard about his girlfriend, but the girlfriend to them is not real. How do you explain that to a 6-year-old and a 9-year-old? You can’t lie. You have to be as truthful as possible, but you also have to be responsible.”
There are two sides to every story, but is Kelsey really that cold?