Following a public backlash after his estranged wife Camille Grammer revealed his January marriage plans to the press last week, Kelsey Grammer is now speaking out and defending his actions.
In a new statement to PEOPLE magazine, Kelsey reveals he simply wants to marry his fiance Kayte Walsh because they are both in love. “Kayte and I are marrying because we are engaged, and we are engaged because we are in love and see no reason to postpone our happiness any longer,” he states.
Though Kelsey doesn’t reveal when the wedding will take place, he adds, “We are planning something we wish to be a private affair among several of our friends. Anything else is conjecture and false. Kayte and I are the only reliable source for this story. End of story.” Allrighty.
In other news, Camille, star of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, is probably thrilled to be gracing the cover of a national magazine this week though she might not be too pleased with the headline.
The new cover of Life & Style magazine poses the question, ‘America’s Most Hated Housewife?’ That answer was a yes according to a poll conducted by the mag, which has Camille collecting 52% of the votes, beating out fellow villains such as Danielle Staub and Michaele Salahi.
The story also attempts to dig deep into who the real Camille is. A former classmate of Camille’s reveals she used to be “nice, funny” and well liked, but changed for the worse after she met Kelsey on a blind date in 1996, and her money-hungry, materialistic side emerged. “She moved to the West Coast, and no one I know kept in touch with her after that,” says the classmate.
Camille and Kelsey would end up trying the knot a year later but Camille reportedly became more committed to the lifestyle than to her husband. A source adds that the relationship was clearly in trouble when they started filming the RHOBH. “Camille stopped having sex with Kelsey about a year before they broke up,” an insider reveals, adding that Kelsey now fears her next move.
In fact, Star magazine reported two weeks ago that Camille was threatening to release some embarrassing sex tapes of she and Kelsey if he didn’t give her a nice divorce settlement. Camille has since come out denying the story though a new TMZ report yesterday stated she now stands to receive $50 million from the divorce.
“Kelsey claims she shows pictures of the couple to the kids and blames Daddy for the mess,” adds the insider. You can read more about Camille in the latest issue of Life & Style.
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