This isn't your normal divorce settlement, y'all! The most hated housewife from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season one became one of the nicest and most relatable of season two. Now Camille Grammer is also one of the wealthiest thanks to her divorce settlement with ex-husband Kelsey Grammer.
If you recall, the television star notoriously got his then wife a spot on the Bravo franchise as a "parting gift" as he knew he would be filing for divorce once the season wrapped. The pair have been working towards a giant settlement, and it's finally here. Camille may have gotten a parting gift in the show, but she took the grand prize in this divorce!
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The two were snapped as they dined at the popular Mr. Chows restaurant in Beverly Hills. The photo of Kim and Kathy is below. If you recall, Kim checked into rehab back in early December for what sources described as “alcohol addiction along with other substance abuse problems.” After spending about 40 days at the Betty Ford Clinic, Kim ultimately checked out early this week.
Meanwhile, Kyle Richards is making the rounds following the latest episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which featured another blow-out with her troubled sister Kim Richards. It seems these two will be going back and forth forever, long after the spotlight of Bravo cameras stops charting their every dispute.
Speaking to Extra, Kyle discussed her decision to go on RHOBH and answers what regrets she has about airing all of her sisterly grievances in the public spectrum. “It’s nothing like what I thought,” Kyle explains, “but we are having fun.”
As for those regrets, Kyle “of course” has some. “You know, last season the fight with my sister Kim, I regret that. But I don’t regret it as much as I regretted this season’s game night. I regretted that a lot more because that just wasn’t me. I wasn’t true to myself.”
“Season one, that was when I was dealing with my sister. A lot of people didn’t understand that and that is what I was feeling,” Kyle elaborates. As for why she is always in the middle of all the drama, “A lot of the Housewives will come to me when they have an issue,” Kyle claims, “so I’ve kind of been their sounding board a lot of the times.”
“Plus I’m not someone who can keep things to myself. If I’m thinking something or feeling something I have to get it off my chest. Which doesn’t always go over well,” she adds. We’ve noticed Kyle.
Giving an update on Kim’s life post-rehab, Kyle shared that Kim is doing “really well.” “She’s really strong right now, happy, she’s looking forward to moving on in her life.” Good for Kim! You can see the complete interview with Kyle in the video below!
Kyle also recently talked to Life & Style about her new house, which she calls her “dream home.” Kyle moved into the home at the beginning of this season and it was the site of the infamous White Party blockade starring Taylor Armstrong.
Located in exclusive Bel Air, the newly renovated seven-bedroom, eight-bath mansion has a screening room with personalized chairs, five fireplaces and a chandelier in every room. I guess Kyle’s hit the big leagues! “I love the sparkle in each room,” Kyle exclaims. Some photos of the new digs are below.
There’s no rest for the wicked, right Kyle? The reality star who is constantly in defense mode also appeared on Good Day LA. Kyle was asked about having the “narcissistic gall” to partake in a reality show and not expect criticism from the Internet. Kyle relented that she does “expect” to hear negative comments about her life, but it’s still “hurtful”
“I think that sometimes people see me as someone that I’m not and that’s what hurts,” Kyle clarified. Additionally, Kyle reveals that she “absolutely” regrets putting her personal life on TV for public consumption! While Kyle makes it perfectly clear she knew her privacy would be invaded when she signed up to do the show, she wasn’t prepared for constant scrutiny from fans and the media.
“Just with a reality show there’s a lot of negativity sometimes… people dissecting my relationship with my sister Kim and thinking they know exactly what’s going on between us after only two seasons, when in reality its decades in the making.” I totally agree with Kyle’s statement. Family relationships — particularly ones with addiction involved — are incredibly complex and probably not a good thing to be airing on national television.
Kyle is planning to take a break from putting her real life on screen, instead letting her faux life take center stage because she is turning her story into a sitcom!
Kyle’s new sitcom is based upon her recently published book, Life Is Not A Reality Show. Of the new sitcom, Kyle tells the Associated Press, “I just sold a pilot, a half-hour sitcom. I can’t say which network, but it’s about my life. It’s basically my life being a juggling mom, wife and being on a reality show.”
And Kyle isn’t planning to star in the show (surprisingly), but wants somebody that’s “really funny and could capture the humor of being a mom and all the humor that comes with being on a reality show,” to play her. “Maybe Jennifer Aniston or Jenny McCarthy,” she suggests. I can only imagine who will play the role of kooky Kim!
Moving on to another RHOBH star with a life that’s crazier than fiction, Camille Grammeris giving her opinion on this season’s storyline and discussing her never-ending divorce from Kelsey Grammer!
Camille appeared on the Today Show where she talked about Bravo’s decision to air Russell Armstrong‘s storyline following his tragic suicide. “[Bravo] did a responsible job, ultimately, in the end,” Camille asserted. “In the beginning, I wasn’t sure we should air season two, but that’s not my decision to make.”
“I have no say whatsoever,” Camille revealed of her input in Bravo’s reasoning behind continuing with the season. “I was against it, but then after talking with the cast and producers, if we can bring awareness to anyone who’s gone through that and help people it was important to us.”
“At the end of the day we’re all there for each other,” she said of her relationship to her castmates. While Camille was fairly tight-lipped about revealing how things are with Taylor, she says Taylor seems “happier” lately and has “put on some weight.”
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THOUGHTS ON KYLE’S COMMENTS ABOUT THE SHOW AND HER SISTER? WOULD YOU WATCH KYLE’S NEW SITCOM? ARE YOU SURPRISED CAMILLE ADMITTED SHE DIDN’T WANT BRAVO TO AIR FOOTAGE OF RUSSELL?
As you know, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are anything but dull… and almost always sometimes the ladies are downright catty, crazy and dramalicious. The latest episode was no different, as the women participated in The Dinner Party From Hell 2.0.
In an effort to explain the insane events of that evening, Kyle Richards took to her personal blog to discuss her take on frenemy Brandi Glanville’s belly dancing girls’ night, where the wine flowed like… well, wine. And if we’ve learned anything this season, it’s that where there’s wine, there’s Kyle doing splits a Taylor Armstrong meltdown of epic proportions.
Kyle begins, “Brandi had invited us all out to her friends house for a ‘wine tasting’ with belly dancing lessons… When we arrived, the girls were already tipsy and having fun. Brandi made a comment about my husband being ‘super hot’ and said how much he loves me. I said in my interview ‘easy on the hot husband talk’. Then I hissed like a cat. That is my sense of humor. I was not offended in ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM by Brandi’s comment. I honestly found it to be a compliment and took it as such.” Seriously? If I had a dollar for every time Kyle used her “sense of humor” as her excuse for tacky behavior, maybe I’d have enough money to move to Beverly Hills… or at least buy a pair of Adrienne’s shoes.
“Brandi’s friend started giving us belly dancing lessons,” Kyle continues. “I felt SO AWKWARD doing belly dancing which did NOT come naturally to me . I am known for joking around and acting ‘goofy’ so I decided to do some of my ridiculous ‘dance’ moves to make my friends laugh. It’s a running joke amongst my friends and me. Years ago it was ballet moves (never taken ballet in my life) then it was yoga and now I have settled on the splits. Who knows what’s next?!” Perhaps the Dougie? Again, Kyle cites her joking personality as a reason to be disrespectful to the belly dancing teacher. I’m not even trying to come down on Kyle because she’s Kyle… it’s like that cringe-worthy feeling I get when people talk over a public speaker — it’s just plain rude.
When addressing her nipplicious snarks about braless Brandi, Kyle admits, “Yes, I made some comments about Brandi’s nipple’s showing through her dress. How can I not? They were right in my face. I think that if you wear a dress that you can see your breasts through, you must want them noticed. I personally wouldn’t do that, but I get that Brandi is more of a free spirit. That doesn’t mean I can’t tease about it .” Dear Diary, aren’t my comments cute? I’m not mean, I’m just funny.
However, Kyle does treat Taylor’s behavior with the kind of gravity it deserves and I give her credit for the fierce loyalty she showed on Monday’s episode. She describes the downward spiral, saying, “The night suddenly shifted from being silly and having fun to a complete nightmare. Taylor could not let go of the resentment toward Camille. Taylor was afraid that if Russell found out she had told all of us what had gone on in their marriage, and that it was repeated in FRONT of the cameras, he would lose it.” An understandable assumption, but it is also odd to me coming from someone whose job is to have their life recorded for a television show while sharing intimate details of her relationship with several friends. But I digress…
Kyle continues, “[Taylor] was scared. Too much alcohol played a big factor in this evening as well. Dedra came to Camille’s defense , as a best friend should. Dedra is a great girl and this evening was very out of character for her. Emotions were running high. I’m convinced there was a full moon that night. I was in shock watching all of this I felt like I was witnessing a nervous breakdown. It was a nightmare.”
Of that oh so hard to watch limo ride home, Kyle reveals, “I was overwhelmed with sadness for Taylor. There was so much we knew, but even more we didn’t.” Continuing, Kyle advises, “In watching this, you may think, Taylor is crazy, a trouble maker, a phony, whatever it is you may be thinking. However, please remember, you have never met Taylor. She really is a kind person. She may have her issues, but she never wanted to hurt anyone. Walk a mile in her shoes before passing judgment….” Kyle makes a very valid point. Gracious, I am all over the board with my thoughts on these women!
In other news, Taylor’s nemesis of late Camille Grammer was recently called out for sporting a 10 karat diamond ring given to her by ex-husband Kelsey Grammer in a recent photo shoot. According to American Superstar, Camille was only wearing the ring for the photo shoot… it’s not something she wears every day.
Camille explains, “I did a photo shoot for Life & Style magazine and they had asked me to bring my bling. That ring is bling, along with other gifts that I have gotten from my ex over 14 years. I had acquired a lot of rings in my relationship. So whenever anyone asks me to bring my bling, that comes along with it.” She states simply, “I only wore the ring for the photo shoot.” And why shouldn’t she be able to enjoy the gifts she acquired during her marriage?
For those who thought the ring may be a silent statement that she still has feelings for her ex, Camille assures that she is no longer in love with Kelsey, quipping, “It’s easy to fall out of love with someone when they are putting you through such hell.”
So, while the photo shoot bling is still somewhat in rotation, there are two rings that Camille will never be seen wearing again: her wedding band and engagement ring. Of those reminders of her marriage, she admits, “I have my wedding ring and engagement ring in a safe. I plan on giving them to my daughter.” Camille adds, “I don’t wear them anymore and I don’t want to hock them. That is so vulgar and cheap.”
Of course, Kelsey isn’t the only man to put a ring on Camille’s finger. She reveals the got quite a statement piece from new beau Dimitri Charalambopoulos. Camille remembers, “The first night I met Dimitri we were in Vegas and he gave me a giant flashing light ring. She continues, “It was like a silly engagement ring that looked like it was 40 karats with a flashing light. It was adorable.”
Knowing what she knows now, Camille believes that jewelry is no substitute for a healthy relationship. “A 10 karat diamond ring cannot hug you back and give you love,” the reality star muses. Amen to that!
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WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON KYLE’S BLOG? ARE YOU BUYING HER EXPLANATIONS? SHOULD CAMILLE HAVE WORN THAT RING IN HER PHOTO SHOOT?
“My son’s really taken a liking to him and my daughter and him get along as well,” she explained, speaking to E! at the Dream Halloween benefit for the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation. “He’s great with my kids and he’s good with me.”
Dimitri is so involved in Camille’s family life he took her two children Mason, 9, and Jude, 7, trick-or-treating! And he gave Camille a special Halloween Treat — white roses, Stargazers and white lilies.
“He brings me flowers every day — not an arrangement, a flower or two or three,” Camille explained, making the rest of us jealous.
So how exactly did Camille meet such an amazing guy? According to a friend of Camille’s the two met while attending a mutual friend’s wedding five months ago. Even though they clicked immediately they waited two months later to begin dating, because Dimitri was living in Texas at the time. “The stars were aligned,” Camille told RumorFix of their serendipitous meeting.
And things are going great! “I’m definitely enjoying my time with Dimitri,” she gushed. “He’s a really good person and we get along very well.”
So is marriage in the cards for the happy couple? Perhaps! “At some point, possibly yes,” Camille, said, playing coy. “A year ago I would have said I definitely never, I will never enter into that kind of agreement. But now I’ve definitely changed my mind.”
Best of luck to Camille and Dimitri in their new relationship!
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THOUGHTS ON CAMILLE’S NEW BOYFRIEND AND HER RELATIONSHIP? ARE YOU HAPPY FOR CAMILLE? DO YOU THINK HE WILL MAKE AN APPEARANCE ON RHOBH?
The National Enquirer is reporting that Taylor will be getting the boot once the second season ends. The reason? Apparently Taylor became a “downer” on the show and her costars “complained to producers that she was constantly trying to steal the show.”
The mag adds that Taylor alienated her fellow RHOBH housewives with her nonstop ploys for pity and attention before the suicide tragedy. Even more surprising, Bravo has reportedly told Taylor of the plans to fire her. “Taylor is just a downer,” reveals an insider. “Consoling Taylor has become a full-time job for the rest of the women and this was all BEFORE Russell’s death!”
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was turning into the Taylor Armstrong therapy show. Whenever the wives are together, Taylor would somehow manage to start crying and complaining about her life,” adds the source. Yikes!
A source is however telling E! News that the story is false and that Bravo has not kicked Taylor off the show. Guess we will have to wait and see if Taylor is really off the show.
In other RHOBH news, now that he has a new show to promote and his ex-wife is eclipsing his celebrity, Kelsey Grammer is speaking out about his marriage to former RHOBH villainess, Camille Grammer! Among other things, he accuses her of threatening to end their marriage for years and states that appearing on RHOBH was the final straw for their relationship!
Kelsey tells interviewer Piers Morgan that Camille was the one who put the pesky idea of divorce in his head! “Camille asked for a divorce really almost the first day we were married,” Kelsey insisted. “If you say you want a divorce enough times, you’re going to get one.” Did she also ask him to cheat on her with a 20-something?
“I think she married me because I was ‘Frasier’,” Kelsey continues, contending that Camille was after his notoriety! Which may be true, but still!
Furthermore Kelsey explains his participation in RHOBH was a “parting gift” to his wife of 13-years, claiming the marriage was in trouble before filming began! “It was my way of saying, ‘Look, you always wanted to be famous. Here you go,’” maintaining that he knew their marriage would not survive once Camille decided to do the show.
Even more shocking, Kelsey admits: “I think what I was trying to do was sell it to myself,” he told Piers of the couple’s relationship. “There was this small voice in the back of my head saying, ‘This isn’t going to work.’ But I stuck to it.” Gee… what a class act. #sarcasm.
As for their divorce, Kelsey concurs his affair was wrong, but he wanted to support Camille in her attempts at fame. “I was trying to do some noble gesture to make the destruction of the previous marriage go easier somehow and that was a mistake,” he said of appearing on HW with her and attending the Tony Awards as a couple. “I should have walked home and said, ‘We’re done. You finally have everything you wanted, and I’ve found a new life.’”
And taking a jab at Camille’s success on Real Housewives, Kelsey snipes that reality TV isn’t a way to achieve real fame, but “you still get attention; you still get all those things that come along for the ride, which I think is what she was most interested in.”
Yeah, I’m going to file this interview under the category of “Things That Leave A Bad Taste In Your Mouth!” I hope neither of the ex-couple’s two children, which they are involved in a nasty custody dispute over, happened to view that interview!
As for Camille she is having none of his excuses! When a fan asked if she watched the interview, Camille responded: “No, I couldn’t watch. I had heard that he was going to be mean and disrespectful.” Poor Camille! Good for her for taking the high road in this latest chapter of their never-ending divorce!
While Camille didn’t have much to say about Kelsey’s callous interview, new Celebrity Apprentice contestant Lisa Lampanelli did! She Tweeted: “Kelsey Grammer: Camille married ‘Frasier’ not me. So she thought she married a pompous self-absorbed alcoholic. Nothing like Kelsey at all!” Buuurn!
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THOUGHTS ON KELSEY’S INTERVIEW? DISRESPECTFUL AND COMPLETELY RUDE OR DOES HAVE SOME VALID POINTS? DO YOU WANT TO SEE TAYLOR OFF THE SHOW?
Kelsey wanted Spencer and her new husband to vacation at his posh Hawaii estate but Camille went to block that from happening citing she’s the one who’s been spending a lot of time at the house with their 2 young kids, and Kelsey hasn’t been there for a long time.
If only it ended there as Camille also accuses Spencer of possibly being a spy. Camille states that if Spencer uses the house, she would have access to a lot of personal items/documents related to the divorce and might just steal it. How about taking out the important docs from the home? Just sayin’.
“I am very concerned that Spencer will have access to my personal documents and papers and that these will get read by Spencer and/or turned over to [Kelsey] and his attorneys,” Camille states in the declaration.
It seems Camille won this round as the judge ruled third parties are not allowed to use any of the Grammers’ homes unless both Kelsey and Camille sign off on it. It also appears this might be a tit for tat situation as Camille also stated Kelsey did not allow her to vacation in one of their other homes in the Hamptons.
This all stems from the couple’s bitter divorce battle. Though they are technically divorced, they have yet to divide up their assets. Plus things recently escalated when they both filed for custody of their two kids together.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST? IS CAMILLE WRONG FOR BANNING KELSEY’S DAUGHTER FROM USING THE HOME?
In a recent interview on Ryan Seacrest’s Kis-FM Radio Show, Camille, star of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, expressed her frustrations regarding the custody battle between her and ex-hubby Kelsey, both of whom have filed for full custody of their two children Mason, 9, and Jude, 6.
Camille stated, “It’s been a tough couple weeks.” Even more shocking are Camille’s allegations that Kelsey is only interested in obtaining full custody of their son, Jude, “Kelsey wants to split his two children with Camille — taking his son to live with him and his new wife in Chicago, and leaving his daughter to live with her mother in California.” Yikes! However while Kelsey did send a letter back in April about wanting to split up custody, he ended up filing for custody of both children in May.
Camille, however, would like full custody as well and her RHOBH co-star Kyle Richards agrees that’s how it should be, stating: “They belong with their mom. I’m with her on this.” Further proving that the Camille/Kyle feud that dominated last season is over, Kyle defended Camille against Kelsey in a video released by RumorFix, commenting: “I think he’s done enough damage, he needs to leave her alone now.”
Court papers filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court state the Camille feels Kelsey’s reasons for seeking full custody are an attempt to: “create a false impression to the media and to wrongfully disparage her.” Well, after last season’s RHOBH I’m not sure Kelsey has to stoop so low to encourage any character assignations! Andy Cohen already beat you to the punch, Frasier!
Despite all the recent issues, Camille remains hopeful that she and Kelsey can have an amicable relationship: “I’m really trying to reach out to him and I think it’s very important for us to be cordial to one another to raise our children properly. For me it’s all about our kids and what’s good for them and stability, to know that they’re loved. Hopefully we’ll work toward some kind of agreement on this.”
So what do you think? Do you think Kelsey is really only seeking full custody to ruin Camille’s reputation? Surprised Kyle is defending Camille?