Kelsey Grammer lashes out at ex-wife Camille during interview
Kelsey Grammer visited "Piers Morgan Tonight" to discuss his new series "Boss," but ended up opening up about the drama between him and his ex-wife Camille, and claimed responsibility for her role on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."
"The Real Housewives was my parting gift to her," Grammer told Morgan. "Now whether or not it worked out for her doesn't matter. It was my way of saying 'Look you always wanted to be famous, here you go.'"
Grammer also told the talk show host that he knew his marriage was not going to last when Bravo offered his now-estranged wife a spot on the reality series, adding, "I knew when it came up we'd be saying goodbye. After the first season you can do 'The Divorced Dives of Beverly Hills.'"
The 56-year-old actor also visited the Australian morning show "Sunrise" on Tuesday, where he said his relationship with Camille marked "a very difficult marriage and a very difficult decade."
In June, Camille Grammer filed paperwork seeking sole physical custody of her children with Grammer, according to court documents obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com.
According to the documents, which were filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court on June 2, the reality star wanted sole physical custody of their daughter Mason, 9, and son Jude, 6. Less than a month prior, on May 12, Kelsey also sought sole custody.
The papers claimed that her Kelsey's filings were "done in order to create a false impression to the media and to wrongfully disparage" her.
At the time of Kelsey's filing, a statement from Camille's lawyer called it "audacious" of Grammer to seek custody after leaving his family.
"A friend of Camille's speculated on the audaciousness of Kelsey's actions - to literally abandon his wife and children for a year, move 3,000 miles away, impregnate another woman when he was still married and then ask for custody? Camille is an amazing mother and the kids are where they belong and want - to be with her," Camille's attorney said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com.
Kelsey's spokesperson told OnTheRedCarpet.com: "Any statement would be inappropriate. The filing speaks for itself."
The couple finalized their divorce in February. Kelsey and Camille, a 46-year-old former Playboy model married in 1997. She filed for divorce in July 2010.
Grammer later married Kayte Walsh, a 29-year-old British flight attendant, on stage at the Longacre Theatre in New York, where the actor starred in a revival of the musical "La Cage aux Folles."
Kelsey Grammer has been married three times before. He was married to dance instructor Doreen Alderman from 1982 to 1990 and they have one daughter, Spencer, who starred in the ABC Family comedy series "Greek" and welcomed her first child on October 10. She and husband James Hesketh named their son Emmett Emmanual.
Kelsey Grammer and former stripper Leigh-Anne Csuhany were married from 1992 to 1993 and have no children. During this time, he had a daughter, Greer, out of wedlock.
Aside from playing the title role of a radio therapist on "Frasier", a part he originated on the 1980s series "Cheers," Kelsey Grammer also starred on the show "Hank" in 2009, played Beast in the movie "X-Men: The Last Stand" and voices the psychopath Sideshow Bob on the animated sitcom "The Simpsons".
Grammer's new series "Boss" debuts on October 21 on the Starz network, see a promo video below.