Kelsey Grammer, 57, and his new bride, Kayte Walsh, 32, have a three page photo spread in Hello! that’s worth picking up for sh*ts and giggles. It’s the issue with “Inside Kate’s court” on the cover (above), and you can get it on Zinio if you’re interested. There are no less than five huge photos of Kelsey and Kayte fawning over their tiny sleeping baby, Faith, born July 17, and the accompanying interview is just as priceless. Right out of the gate Kelsey starts trashing his ex wife, and he goes on to talk about how much better and more worldly Kayte is than any of his exes, since she’s British and used to work as a stewardess instead of being a stripper. He actually says this. He also says that Kayte is the first woman who told him she wanted kids with him. He has four other kids from three other women, but none of them counted before Kayte – she’s the greatest and all his other wives were just horrible, nasty people. He doesn’t actually say this, but given his latest Oprah interview and all his statements to date, we know that’s the subtext. Here’s more:
Kelsey, congratulations on becoming a father again. Faith is your fifth child. Does fatherhood this time around feel any different to before?
“Strangely enough, it does. Of course, it’s always a fantastic experience to become a father. But – and I’m trying to say this without hurting my other children – this is the first time that I’ve been with someone who actually wanted to have children with me. Obviously I’ve been married and had children before, but this is the first time that a marvelous young woman has come into my life and said, ‘I’d love to be your wife and have your children.’ So being in the marriage I’m not in, and being part of the family I’m now part of, is a uniquely loving experience for me. It’s wonderful.”
So what makes this relationship so different?
“Kayte is very different from anyone I have ever been involved with, partly because she’s English, I mean British – I’m still learning how not to offend anyone here. The big thing that I found initially interesting about her was that there was a sort of wordliness that she had that I wasn’t accustomed to, having married only American girls before. These were American girls who’d had interesting jobs – one of them was a stripper – but Kayte used to be a flight attendant and through knowing her I’ve gained a lot of respect for people in her profession. She has flown all over the world and dealt with people from all sorts of different cultures, which has given her a kind of refinement and sophistication, which I enjoy immensely.
“Plus, of course, she’s a very kind and loving person.”
[From Hello Magazine, print edition, September 3, 2012]
That’s incredible, right? He can’t talk about how happy he is without completely negating his ex wife, Camille, his ex wives before her, and in turn his children. This man has some serious problems. Plus he’s putting Kayte up on a pedestal. She came to him with the fairy tale notion of marriage and kids because she had dollar signs in her eyes. His other wives weren’t as direct. What happens when he inevitably tires of her, they have issues, and he keeps all his problems bottled up? I guess he’ll find someone else who’s wonderful and perfect for him and not as much of a harpy as Kayte turned into over the course of their relationship. They’ll probably stay together for another few years though, that seems to be his M.O. She’ll be young enough to get out with a nice chunk of Grammer’s fortune and he’ll move on to a younger model. Maybe she’ll speak another language and be even more “worldly.”
Kelsey is shown with his kids on 8-25-12 and with then-pregnant Kayte on 7-2-12. Credit: FameFlynet