Kelsey Grammer, former Frasier star, treads lightly through his very public divorce to former Playboy model, Camille Donatacci. The actor refused to sign a pre-nuptial agreement with Donatacci in 1997 and continues his refusal to protect his assets with his fiancee, Kayte Walsh.
Camille filed for divorce from the 55-year-old Hollywood actor on July 1, 2010 after Kelsey told her he wanted out of their 13-year-marriage. On July 2, 2010, Kelsey tweets, “I know people will be tempted to say some mean things. I realize that it is human nature but I ask that you be particularly sensitive to the feelings of my wife. She has been a terrific partner for many years and should not be treated with any disrespect at this time.”
In subsequent Twitter posts, the actor confessed, “Things fell apart between us. That is all. She is still the mother of my children and any disparagement of her will only hurt the children. Camille did not want this but has made a very difficult decision and I respect her for it. I appreciate your kindness for all parties in this matter. Especially for her and the children.”
To make juicy tabloid gossip even more tantalizing, “Kelsey has reportedly asked the judge handling the couple’s divorce case to bifurcate the matter and grant a divorce decree as soon as possible while postponing the division of the couple’s marital assets at a later time.”
So why does he want such a swift break from his current marriage? Why does he refuse to sign a pre-nuptial agreement the fourth time around? An insider close to the actor reveals, “Kelsey is deeply in love with Kayte and can’t imagine spending the rest of his life with any other woman in the world. He knows she’s the one and wouldn’t insult her by asking her to sign a pre-nup. Kelsey doesn’t care about the money. He never has. This is about being happy. Finding someone who is your best friend. He doesn’t want to wait any longer.”
So, what does the current Mrs. Kelsey Grammer say to that? Apparently, this scorned woman lashes out against her estranged husband in an interview with America’s shock-jock, Howard Stern. Stern probed, “When you say you ‘needed a man’ to be with you, was he a little bit gay… Are you saying he couldn’t get it up… Are you saying in your marriage, Kelsey dressed up like a woman… Wow, Kelsey is a total freak.” Click here to listen to the intimate, uncut and graphic insinuations of the most hated housewife of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
After planting various seeds of gossip in the media, Camille comes forth with the truth in an interview with ET’s Reporter Nancy O’Dell claiming, “It was a joke.” Nancy asks Camille if she has any concerns about how Kelsey is being portrayed because of their two children — a son and a daughter. The housewife replies, “Of course, I want to protect him. I want to protect my children, but I think what he’s done to me is absolutely awful. He left me to go to New York. He didn’t want me to come because he said with rehearsals he was too busy. Then I find out he moved somebody else into our apartment that we found [to live in] together for the duration of the play. Then after that, I found out she was pregnant and I found that out right after I filed for divorce … a couple of weeks after.” Click here to read more.
In a recent U.K. article, “Camille Grammer Wants All of Kelsey’s Money,” insiders claim she is planning to squeeze every last dime out of the former Frasier star— sources say. Previous reports have claimed Kelsey’s divorce from Camille could cost him more than $71 million. However, Camille — who owns half of the star’s Grammnet Productions television company — is said to be seeking the payout for revenge, rather than monetary reasons.
According to reports, Camille is requesting joint legal custody and primary physical custody of the children, as well as spousal and child support. Kelsey is allegedly not offering spousal support and is requesting Camille receives none of his earnings from before the marriage.
Grammer and his fiancee, a twenty-nine-year-old British air stewardess, currently live together in New York City while the actor performs in the Tony Award winning play, “La Cage Aux Folles.” Click here to view recent photographs taken of the happy engaged couple.
What other celebrities in Hollywood refuse to sign a pre-nuptial agreement before getting married?
Many times when a man or woman remarries after a complicated and drawn out divorce, they will be interested in entering into a pre-nuptial agreement. After dealing with the stress of a previous divorce, it may be a good idea to enter into a new marriage free of the worry of what might happen down the road.
A pre-nuptial agreement will govern who gets what and who is responsible for what if the marriage comes to an end. To discuss your options and determine what should be included in your pre-nuptial agreement, contact the Men’s Divorce Law Firm today to schedule a consultation.