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Camille Grammer recalls being dumped by Kelsey Grammer over the phone

10/29/2010 by Corinne Heller

Camille Grammer in an interview with On The Red Carpet (KABC) Camille Grammer, the soon-to-be ex-wife of actor Kelsey Grammer of Frasier fame and a cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, recalls being dumped by telephone.

"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," Camille Grammer told People magazine. "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," she said. "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,'" she said. "Finally, three hours later, he called me. He basically said, 'I don't want to be married anymore.'"

Kelsey Grammer, 55, has not commented. He and Camille Grammer, 42, have two children, Mason, 9, and Jude, 6. The couple split after 14 years of marriage in July when Camille Grammer filed for divorce. This was Grammer's third marriage. He has two children from previous relationships, including Spencer Grammer, who stars on ABC Family's comedy series Greek.

"I asked him if there was anything we could work on," Camille Grammer said. "I offered to go to therapy. Having children, I wasn't ready to throw in the towel. But his mind was already made up. I started crying and he said, 'Oh, grow up.' I said, 'What about our children?' and he said, 'They'll get over it.' It was harsh."

"They still don't realize he's not coming back," she said. "They think their daddy is busy doing a play. 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."

Kelsey Grammer is currently linked to Kayte Walsh. She became pregnant but suffered a miscarriage earlier this year, the actor said in early October.

When asked in August if he would marry Walsh, Grammer told a Splash News journalist in a video posted on TMZ.com, "I think that makes some sense." He added "I've got some other stuff I've got to clear up first."

Meanwhile, Camille Grammer is embracing her newfound fame as a reality star. She stars in the newest installment of Bravo's Real Housewives franchise, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and says it was Kelsey who encouraged her to do the show.