Kelsey, 56, who is described as a “longtime conservative Republican” made the shocking revelation during an interview with the NY Post.
“I have had a great career and extraordinary opportunities. But I look at my political aspirations as that last piece of my life – where I hope to do something good for people and pay back a little,” said Kelsey.
Kelsey also believes he has the “narcissistic personality” required to succeed in the world of politics. “You certainly have to have a resilient ego,” he added. Oddly enough Kelsey is set to play a fictional Illinois mayor in new drama “Boss” this fall. The Post adds that Kelsey is interested in running for the mayor of New York City in the future.
If it counts for anything, he does have the sleaze factor going for him no?
Meanwhile Kelsey’s ex Camille tweeted a photo yesterday of herself and her costars lunching together. That pic is below!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KELSEY WANTING TO BECOME A POLITICIAN?
According to a new report by TMZ, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille and ex-husband Kelsey recently settled their very nasty custody dispute but make no mistake as the two are still at war. The reason? Sources state the new deal is only temporary.
The new agreement outlines who gets the kids, when and where, etc. Camille will have both kids more than Kelsey, but the agreement accommodates his work schedule. Also, the kids will not be separated.
If you recall, a letter from Kelsey’s attorney mysteriously leaked online earlier this year which showed Kelsey wanted the son to stay with him while their daughter remained with Camille. Kelsey’s attorney accused Camille of leaking the document to TMZ. It also came out last month that Camille accused Kelsey’s older daughter Spencer Grammer of being a spy and asked a judge to ban her from vacationing in one of her homes with Kelsey.
The exes will now look to settle their other lingering issues such as money and permanent custody. Camille is reportedly bitter at the way Kelsey has treated her and the kids, while Kelsey is angry because he feels Camille has been disrespectful to his new wife. Oh the joys of divorce.
While on vacation in Hawaii with her kids, daughter Mason, 9 and son Jude, 6, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star told RadarOnline, “It’s been one year today I filed for divorce, I feel liberated!”
Camille added that she has a lot to be thankful for this 4th of July weekend. “What can be better than being with my kids in Hawaii over the holidays? Nothing!” said Camille. “We’re having the time of our lives. Mason is enjoying hanging out on the beach and dolphin watching. Jude is taking golf lessons with his grandfather and we can barely get him out of the water.”
Camille’s euphoria will likely be short lived as she is getting ready for a nasty custody battle with ex Kelsey. According to court documents, they both plan to testify in the trial though Kelsey has requested a judge seal all documents pertaining to the case. A pretrial hearing has been set for July 27, while the actual custody hearing will take place in August or September.
Last month, Kelsey told Life & Style he expects the custody battle to get ugly. “It’s going to be a long, drawn-out thing,” he revealed. “We’ll be tortured and it will be unpleasant I’m sure, but not on my side.”
When asked about the possibility of a friendship with Camille in the future, Kelsey revealed uncertainty. “I really can’t tell,” he said adding that his main concern is his children. “It’s very hard at this point,” Kelsey added. “I’m not going to say much about that, but I’m going to do my best to make sure my kids are always okay.”
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?
First Camille, star of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, decided to seek full custody of her two kids with Kelsey on Thursday. This comes weeks after Kelsey originally filed to get primary custody of the children, Mason, 9, and Jude, 6.
In the court papers, Camille claims Kelsey’s filings were “done in order to create a false impression to the media and to wrongfully disparage” her.
Also in the court filing, Camille aims to prevent her kids from spending the summer with Kelsey away from California. “Jude has repeated kindergarten twice,” the documents state. “He is now working with tutors so that he can enter first grade at a public elementary school beginning in the Fall of 2011. In order to get into first grade Jude will have to do a math study program for the entire summer in Los Angeles.”
Things took an uglier turn when sources close to Camille informed TMZ that Kelsey only wanted primary custody of his son, and not his daughter with Camille. Kelsey’s lawyer denied the report to TMZ yesterday.
However, Camille’s camp sent TMZ a document this morning, from April, in which Kelsey does indeed ask for their son Jude to come live with him, while Mason stays with Camille. “Kelsey proposes … Kelsey shall have primary physical custody of Jude and Camille shall have primary physical custody of Mason,” the document states.
Kelsey’s rep, Stan Rosenfield, then told TMZ, “Despite the fact that those connected with Camille Grammer seem to be hand delivering confidential documents to TMZ and other media outlets, we will continue not to make public statements about their private matters which can and apparently does beg for misinterpretation.”
As of the moment, it appears the case will go to trial. The Grammers currently have a temporary arrangement in place until July 2.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST WITH CAMILLE & KELSEY?
On Tuesday, TMZ broke the story that Kelsey, 56, filed court papers in L.A. County Superior Court, requesting primary physical custody of his two kids with Camille – Mason, 9, and Jude, 6. If you recall, Kelsey dumped Camille, 42, last summer for flight attendant Kayte Walsh, 29, whom he was allegedly having an affair with. Kelsey and Camille’s divorce was then finalized in February and Kelsey married Kayte in the same month.
According to sources, Kelsey and Camille have been at war over the kids who have been experiencing some emotional difficulty in dealing with their parents’ divorce.
Sources close to Camille are however scoffing at Kelsey’s filing, as they state she’s been a full-time mother with 4 nannies while he has been uncooperative in trying to work out a custody agreement. They add that she was willing to give him 50/50 custody, but now all bets are off.
Camille gave a brief statement to RadarOnline, simply stating that “Kelsey is being insensitive to our children.” Camille’s employee friend, Allison DuBoisalso spoke to Radar. “Camille is an excellent mother, and Kesley truly doesn’t have a leg to stand on,” said Allison. “Good luck with that battle Kelsey, you are going to need it.” And in case you’re wondering, yes Allison is the psychic from the infamous dinner from hell episode.
Another employee close friend of Camille’s spoke to PEOPLE stating she is ready to fight for her kids. “She will fight like hell to keep her children with her, being raised by her, exactly where the children wish to be,” the close friend said before going on to bash Kelsey. “He abandoned his family and got married within months of separating from Camille, all of which speaks volumes about his parenting and his respect for his current children.”
As for Kelsey, he refused to give a statement with his rep stating, “Any statement would be inappropriate. The filing speaks for itself.”
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KELSEY’S FILING? WHO’S A BETTER PARENT – CAMILLE OR KELSEY?
A new report by the HollywoodLife confirms what was reported earlier this week, which is that season 2 has already began filming. In fact, sources reveal the second season is going to blow the first one out of the park as Bravo has some tricks up its sleeves, mainly the plan to add one or two new housewives to the show.
“I know Bravo is telling everyone to ‘not officially announce anything,’ but I personally know for sure they have already started filming for season two and they have offered a few people contracts to be new castmembers on the show,” the source reveals, adding, “They will have new cast members. But that doesn’t mean anyone is leaving.”
The insider adds that Bravo is making certain this season is more dramatic than before, and what better way than to have more trips planned for the housewives. Scary Island 2 anyone? “From what I know, they are trying to really up their game for season two,” says the source. “They are going to feature more celebrities and more group trips with the girls.”
What is it you ask? Well, just a mere $1 million in cash! The mag claims Kelsey deposited the large sum of money into Kayte’s bank account. “He wanted to do something extravagant for Kayte,” a friend tells InTouch. “He’s loaded, so it was a drop in the bucket for him.”
And finally, UsWeeky reports that Kelsey is going to be a grandpa! His actress daughter Spencer Grammer is now expecting a child of her own. The pregnancy is reportedly in the “early” stages. Spencer, 27, tied the knot a month ago on Feb. 11 with James Hesketh. She is Kelsey’s daughter from his first marriage to Doreen Alderman. A photo of Spencer and James is below.