Camille Grammer responds to Kelsey's claim about no sex for 10 years
Kelsey Grammer recently told Conan O'Brien on his TBS talk show "Conan" that he had not had sex for a decade before he began a relationship with the woman who would become his fourth wife, Kayte.
She and Kelsey, who played Dr. Frasier Crane on "Frasier" and "Cheers" and currently plays the lead role in the Starz series "Boss," have been involved in a public war of words since they split in 2010 after 13 years of marriage. The actor had begun dating Kayte, a British flight attendant 25 years younger than him, while he and Camille were still married.
"We met on a flight to London, actually," Kelsey said on "Conan." "There had been a lot of postings lately about me and my past. [One comment] said something about how Kate and I met and hooked up in London and that she'd spent the night with me ... well, that's not true. We kissed that night and that was it. I said 'Goodnight' to her after two hours and we didn't do anything much more than kiss, actually, for several months. She was worth the wait."
"For a guy who hadn't had sex for a decade - it wasn't that hard," he added, laughing.
Kelsey suffered a heart attack in June 2008. RumorFix quoted a source close to Camille as saying that after he recovered: "Doctors told him he couldn't have any strenuous activity and that includes sex. So of course that would diminish their sexual activity."
Camille, a former cast member on the Bravo reality show "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," shares two children with Kelsey - Mason, 10, and Jude, 8. Kelsey's new wife gave birth to a baby girl, Faith, in June.
Last month, Kelsey had told Oprah Winfrey on her OWN cable show "Oprah's Next Chapter," that he was unhappy during his marriage to Camille for a long, long time, adding that was like a "sentence" he had imposed on himself and that "it pretty much was over as soon as it began." Kelsey said that their current relationship was "not good."
"But we have an arrangement with the children at this point, that I'm fairly happy with," he added. "I don't want to say a lot of bad things but some very bad things were said. Some threats were made and some extremely unacceptable behavior took place in front of the children, which makes it impossible for us to pretend that we can be civil. It needs to be handled by other people."
He also addressed an online rumor that may have been sparked by comments Camille made on Howard Stern's Sirius XM radio show. In an interview in January 2011, the shock jock asked her if Kelsey ever dressed up like a woman when they were married. She laughed and did not confirm or deny it, adding: "He has a little waist. I don't know what to say."
When asked about it, Kelsey told Winfrey: "Well, she said a lot of bad things about me, didn't she? And I'm a very entertaining, complex guy. No, never been a cross-dresser. But I mean, I don't live as a cross-dresser. But I have been very sexually adventurous."
Kelsey was previous married to Doreen Alderman from 1982 to 1990. Their daughter is "Greek" actress Spencer Grammer. The actor was also married to Leigh-Anne Csuhany between 1992 and 1993. During this time, he had a daughter, Greer, out of wedlock.
During "Conan," Kelsey talked about his and Kayte's new daughter, saying he changes the baby's diapers.
"I'm a good diaper changer," he said. "I have a technique acquired over several decades. My eldest is 28 - I used to change her diapers. I'm changing Faith's diapers. My wife however is much more, well she takes a lot more scrutiny with it. She's in there with a Q-tip. We refer to it sort of as 'baby torture.' The baby gets impatient with it -'Just put the diaper on!'"(Pictured above: Kelsey Grammer and wife Kayte Walsh arrives at the premiere for the television series 'Boss' in Los Angeles on, Oct. 6, 2011. / Kelsey Grammer, left, and then-wife, Camille Grammer, arrive for the In Style and Warner Bros. party following the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Jan. 15, 2007. Credit: AP photos / Matt Sayles / Mark J. Terrill)