Star: Kelsey Grammer’s wife cheated with a 20-something guy

Camille Donatacci and Kelsey Grammer attends the 64th annual Tony Awards on June 13, 2010 in New York City (photo by: Jack Shea/ Meet The Famous). Photo via Newscom
We’ve been looking for the scandal in Kelsey Grammer’s divorce and the worst we’ve heard up to now is that he didn’t call his kids on Father’s Day, which he denies and which isn’t that bad anyway. (The kids should call their dad if he’s away on Father’s Day.) While People Magazine insists this week that “no third party is involved,” Star has some good dirt about an (alleged) affair that Kelsey’s 41 year-old wife, Camille, had with a 20-something guy she met in Hawaii. To make matters worse, Camille has a taste for designer goods and refused to stop spending when times got tough and Kelsey’s TV career stalled.

When Kelsey Grammer left Los Angeles to star in La Cage Aux Folles on Broadway last spring, he didn’t leave his wife Camille Donatacci pining for him. According to a source close to the family, the former Playboy model – who filed for divorce on July 1 citing “irreconcilable differences” – was too busy having a torrid affair with a twentysomething hunk.

Camille, 41, fell hard for the hottie, whom she met when he was working in a restaurant near the Grammers’ Hawaiian home, claims the source. “She had the audacity to bring him to L.A. and sleep with him in their house there. She was caught in the act, and when Kelsey found out, he was beside himself!”

There were other problems in the nearly 13-year union, which produced a daughter, Mason, 8, and a son, Jude, 5, both born to a surrogate mother. Camille, who is seeking spousal support and primary physical custody of the kids, loved to drop loads of Kelsey’s money, a habit that continued unchecked even after his last TV show, Hank, was canceled in 2009 after five episodes. “With Camille, everything is Tiffany this or Gucci that. Kelsey asked her to slow down with the spending, but she wouldn’t listen,” says a source, noting that the 55-year-old actor, who suffered a heart attack in 2008, was also hit hard by the real estate crash.

“Kelsey isn’t broke, but he isn’t superwealthy anymore,” says another source. “I don’t think Camille liked their new, more budgeted lifestyle. They had been fighting a lot.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition, July 19, 2010]

Assuming this is true, it’s ripe that an older woman who can’t stop spending money would chose to cheat with a young guy who works at a restaurant. At least Kelsey can assume that Camille isn’t going to leave him for a broke waiter. Was she going to try and keep her fling secret?

The National Enquirer has a different account of the demise of Kelsey’s marriage, and they chalk it up to Kelsey’s work commitments and Camille’s ambition to become famous as part of the cast of the upcoming Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. They also put Kelsey’s fortune at $120 million! They quote a source who says “He was always hard at work on a new show or play, and she got wrapped up in her own life as a celebrity wife in California… He learned to keep his personal life quiet [after legal and addiction issues earlier in his career] And he feels that Camille’s ‘Real Housewives’ role couldn’t be more ill-timed and will be at his expense. He’s absolutely furious that the divorce is about to be played out on reality TV.” I doubt we’ll see much of this drama on Real Housewives, but it will surely increase ratings regardless. If Kelsey is furious, he isn’t showing it. His last blog entry on his divorce was very thoughtful and classy.

Kelsey Grammer and his family during happier times at a Cancer benefit hosted by Kelly Ripa in Watermill, NY on July 26, 2008. These archival images were taken shortly before Kelsey suffered from a near fatal heart attack. Kelsey Grammer and his third wife Camille Donatacci announced today, July 1, 2010, that they would be divorcing after nearly thirteen years of marriage. The couple have two children together, Mason Grammer and Jude Grammer. It has been stated that Camille is requesting joint legal custody of the children and spousal and child support from her soon to be ex husband. Fame Pictures, Inc

NEW YORK - MAY 17: Model Camille Donatacci and husband, actor Kelsey Grammer attend Audemars Piguet and the Tony Awards' 'Time To Give' auction at the Four Seasons Hotel on May 17, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)

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  1. XYZ says:

    Was he married to a mask? Look at her…

  2. Dorothy says:

    I like Kelsey! I hope this goes well for him!

  3. Marjalane says:

    It’s pretty sad when the guy who goes through life marrying skanks and strippers can come out on top as the “Good guy”. Damn. Do these plastic Barbie wannabe’s think that draping themselves in Gucci and Prada makes them “Classy”? It’s kind of hard to know who might be the more fit parent here.

  4. mslewis says:

    There is no way Kelsey Grammer is going broke!! He was on TWO hit series and he earned top dollar while on them. As usual these ragmags are making up stories OR, more likely, Grammer’s PR people are trying to make Camille look bad so he doesn’t have to pay her what she deserves in the divorce.

    I have a feeling that this thing is going to get uglier real soon!!

  5. Maddie says:

    Pastel makeup is not the look for her.

  6. JaisyMaisy says:

    Dang, Kelsey has huge feet.

  7. guesty says:

    $120m = tough times!!! L-O-L!!! as for her boy toy…he probably meant nothing more to her than a sexy time or two. and who even knows how faithful kg has been to her…so maybe it was a payback time.

  8. katya32 says:

    Seriously, she’s only 41?! I thought older for sure. I assumed that only someone in their late 50s would deliberately ‘Cher-ify’ their face like that. Gah!

  9. djork says:

    Jeez. The Cross-Dressing Neocon and the Mouth Breather. Who gives a rat?

  10. mojoman says:

    If this woman have anymore plastic surgery, he can use her as a tupperware. Seriously, these women pay hundred thousands to look like this??

  11. L says:

    @jiasy. Of course he does! It’s sideshow bob everybody! Run! :D

  12. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    In human years!?!?!
    So she married him when she was in twenties? I remember her looking this for as long as I’ve been aware of her existence. Okay, not a head crease in sight, but it looks like she’s giving birth to her own face. Is that better?

  13. Cprincess says:

    There’s no way he’s broke – he has 2 shows in
    syndication and that’s what all these stars
    want because that when they make the bog
    money when they are still on cable 20 years down the line.

  14. bellaluna says:

    I’ve always like Kelsey Grammer. I just wish he had better taste in women.

    And if she’s 41, I’m 21!!!!!!!!!!!

    @ Jo’Mama’ Besser – ROTFL!

  15. Jewbitch says:

    She Should have more plastic surgery and eat less.
    She’s fawking gross. I like him. I hope he stays sober through this.

  16. Hautie says:

    Grammer has been the producer for TV shows he doesn’t act in too.

    Medium is one of his current shows in production and airing on CBS.

    He also did “The Game and Girlfriends” all which like “Frasier” is in syndication heaven reaping millions in fees yearly.

    So Mr. Grammer is far from being broke.

    What he does have is a team of smart PR people that will quietly try to put out this non-sense about what a vapid wife Camille was to help keep her settlement low.

    He is not living on a budget cause he is suddenly cash poor.

    He has decided he wants to divorce his wife. With whom he has two small children with and it is going to be costly to walk away from it all.

    The man has a plan and trying to keep any spousal support from being too high. So it is time to release the stories that she refuse to stop spending his cash.

  17. original kate says:

    he has the face of a bloated boozebag and she has the face of a bitchy blow up doll; together they make my eyes hurt.

  18. kat says:

    This marriage was doomed from the start. She was so much a gold digger when he met her, everyone warned him about her…everyone, but he still married her. She has got out of sleeping with him by crying IBS and got out of carrying children for him stating she didnt want to lose her figure. The nannies raise these children, not her. They barely know her. She is caught up with the Beverly Hills housewives BS and likes having unprotected sex with young men. She has no prob having relations with young guys, she is just not interested in Kelsey that way. He was an idiot to marry her in the first place. He wanted a trophy wife, he got one. How did that “prize” work out for you Kelsey? Stupid, stupid man and completely ignorant shallow woman.

  19. O says:

    I have no sympathy for him, he married a stripper for god’s sake. But she is a disgusting person, children were involved (it doesn’t make it right if they weren’t though)

  20. jen says:

    How long has she been 41???!!

  21. Anti-icon says:

    What a surprise that the dirt is swirling around this divorce. This will be a doozy. Stripper meets Hollywood Recovered Republican and Hijinks ensue. I’m getting the popcorn, since I think they pretty much both got what they were signing on for. Hope the nannies have better values than the parents.

  22. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Maybe this couple and the to be erstwhile Michaels-Etheridge union should get together and go bowling. While there, they can decide how I will manage to get a slice of that Luxury Pie they call ‘poverty’.

    How low would I go to have all of that student debt and various cost of living bills that litter all our lives erased? I’d mount an off-Broadway production of ‘Cool As Ice’, starring Kathleen Battle as ‘Yo, Kat’.

    The ’90s. First, Alan Wilder had to leave Depeche Mode, then she has to and tank her career at the Met with her insanity.

  23. Kevin says:

    The good thing about being with a bimbo like this is that when you are tired of her crap you can rub her fun bags vigorously against your hair and stick her to the ceiling to get her out of the way.

  24. Belle Epoch says:

    jaisy ha ha! I was thinking the same thing!

    Too bad Kelsey isn’t more like Frasier.

  25. Snarf says:

    Money can’t buy you class. But it can buy you a new face and a nice pair of tits.

  26. Mia says:

    Her industrial face, horse hair and plastic boobs, and his big white Chicklet gum teeth will survive long after they’re buried.

    You can’t turn a whore into a housewife, unless it’s a reality t.v. housewife. He likes to date babysitters, she’s a professional slut. I mean it ended as we all knew it would with a race to the bottom.

    The slut spending all his money in a recession, and bent over a 20 year old waiter just means she got to the inevitable finish line first.

  27. Crash2GO2 says:

    Great thread guys! ROTFL!!!

  28. SheNayNayNay says:




  29. libby says:

    She says she’s a “very private woman” then she signs on to star in Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Yeah, private.

  30. TVME says:

    No way.
    She looks at least 10 years older.
    I do like Kelsey. but man, but he seems to prefer plastic and dopey to real and bright, so there you go. If you have seen the reality show, she also seems either heavily drugged or just very, very paranoid and bad at following a simple conversation. And very jealous of the “housewife” Kyle, who seems to be a happy person with natural good looks and a terrific husband.

  31. Merissa says:

    She seems so clueless that I think she’s drugged! I always thought he was gay! And 41!? I feel really bad for her if this is true, but who I really feel for are the kids! Won’t be surprised to hear in ten years they’re in some sort of criminal activity! They aren’t being raised by their parents! She couldn’t even handle carrying them for fear she’d lose that precious figure of hers. Surrogacy is meant for couples who can’t (not won’t) carry a baby!

  32. toriw says:

    I agree with the statements above.. Who in their right mind with marital problems would go on a reality show and hang out all of their dirty laundry… Especially knowing that they have young impressionable children… It’s true money can’t buy u class or even common sense… It makes me sick to see people living such over indulgent lifestyles during a economy that people are trying to just put food on the table and a roof over their families heads…. I say quit your crying over your life and move on with it and pay it forward to people less fortunate than you… Maybe finally you will feel some satisfaction with your life.. Just saying… P.S. – Just for the record there are ladies on these shows who do pay it forward for sure and we all know who they are… God Bless all of u who recognize and represent, you know who u are and so do we!!!!