Camille Grammer rejects Kelsey’s $30 mil offer; not getting prenup with 4th wife

HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 08: Camille Grammer arrives at TV Guide Magazine's '2010 Hot List' Party on November 8, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
The NY Post reports that Kelsey Grammer initially offered his estranged wife Camille $30 million as a divorce settlement, but that she’s holding out for $50 million, and substantial child support and alimony. Of course she is. It’s expected that Camille will get the $50 million and everything she’s asking for.

Meanwhile The Post may have a good explanation for why Kelsey is so eager to marry his 29 year-old flight attendant fiance, Kayte Walsh. They report that his rep denies that he’s marrying her because she needs a visa to stay in the US. Many of you have speculated that she’s pregnant again, but this visa angle should have occurred to me. Kelsey is said to be marrying Kayte without a prenup, because “he knows she’s the one and wouldn’t insult her by asking her to sign a pre-nup.” The dumb bastard.

Kelsey Grammer’s soon to be ex-wife, Camille Donatacci, rejected an estimated $30 million divorce offer from the “Frasier” star because he wasn’t offering alimony or child support, a source told us.
Friends say Donatacci demanded the $50 million she’s now expected to get from him as well as spousal and child support for their two children, Mason, 9, and Jude, 6.

Our source says she was sick of Grammer, 55, parading around his new British gal pal, Kayte Walsh, 29. A source close to Camille said, “She rejected an offer from Kelsey just before Christmas. He wasn’t offering child support or alimony, and told her through his lawyers that she’d get enough in the settlement.

“Because there is no prenup, Camille was certain she’d get up to $50 million, because she’s a partner in his TV company and entitled to half the money he made from shows, including ‘Frasier,’ while they were married.

“She has accepted their marriage is over and that he wants to marry Kayte in January. Camille wants it all over, too. But what she can’t accept is how he’s parading around Kayte, who looks like the cat who swallowed the canary. Their public make-out sessions are really insensitive because of their kids.”

[From The NY Post]

You know that Camille doesn’t give a whit about her kids and barely ever sees them. She has four nannies that work in shifts so that she’s never responsible for caring for them. And if Kelsey’s “public makeout sessions” with Kayte bother her, what’s her excuse for carrying on with that Nick guy back when she thought that Kelsey was still her loyal husband? Nick even went to Vegas to be with her when Kelsey wasn’t there and she called him her “rent-a-husband.”

I’m torn about this, because I do feel if Camille ran Kelsey’s businesses with him and supported him through his sobriety she deserves her share. $30 million is astronomical though, and considering what a nasty opportunistic person Camille is, I would love to see her get a taste of life on five figures a year.

Here’s a clip of Camille with Nick. (It only plays for US visitors, sorry about that!)

And Camille doing a lap dance for Adrienne’s husband:

LOS ANGELES - OCT 11: Camille Grammer arrives at the Real Housewives of Beverly Hlls Premiere Party at Trousdale.Theatre on October 11, 2010 in West Hollywood, CA Photo via Newscom

NEW YORK - JUNE 13: Actor Kelsey Grammer attends the after party following the 64th Annual Tony Awards at Rockefeller Center on June 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh attend the after party for the New York premiere of Blue Valentine hosted by Quintessentially at Boom Boom Room on December 7, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)

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  1. Jackson says:

    He’s such a fool. And if she was the one responsible for the real estate deals that brought in a large chunk of that money then she should get half. On the upside, when this new marriage falls apart Kelsey won’t have to pay out nearly as much money since he’ll be worth a lot less by then.

  2. lili says:

    he should be fined for being such an idiot – time and time again

  3. lee says:

    Ahhhhh! I had to watch these clips, for while I have never watched the show I actually met Camille and Kelsey in Cabo years ago and she rubbed me the wrong way then and I heard her a few times on Howard Stern (blech) and I couldn’t stand to think of watching her on TV.

    But OMG! Her face when it is not moving is not that bad, but she looks like a movie monster when she talks. Her face looks like a plastic mask! Do these woman not realize how freaking horrible their faces look? Imagine, to spend all that money and do all that to your face so that you look good in pictures and like a franken monster in real life. Makes me re-think the botox that I really want to get in 2011!

  4. JenJen says:

    Sounds like he is hitting the pipe again.

  5. Eve says:

    Sigh…I love his show Frasier. Love it. And it’s kinda sad to read about his failed relationships — I think this is the first (and probably the last) time I’m commenting on his private life.

  6. tapioca says:

    Dammit, why are there not more filthy rich, love-blinded complete morons with dodgy hearts out there to save me from my hateful existence?!!

  7. mii says:

    Why is he such a dim wit?

  8. daisydoodle says:

    he’s a tool, and she’s a witch…unfortunately for Kelsey she deserves everything that was made together during their 13 yrs together. As for Katie with a Y, she really thinks the 4th time is the charm?

  9. nycmom10024 says:

    Camille appears to be a horrible delusional person, But by all accounts she also has a keen business sense. She deserves the reported 50 mil and her children deserve a trust and child support.

  10. Lila says:

    Celebitchy! CAN U STOP IT WITH THAT HIDEOUS PIC OF CAMILLE? At least post some kinda warning that it’s gonna be coming at you. My eyes are bleeding!

  11. Tess says:

    You know what? If I were him, I’d gladly pay 50 mil just to be rid of her.

    Always liked him. Now I just scratch my head and wonder about the choices he makes.

    Those poor kids….hope they can create some kind of emotional stability for themselves because I wouldn’t count on the parents to provide it. Sigh.

  12. Marjalane says:

    It’s heartbreaking to have all that money tied up in this waste of a threesome. Just the fact that (probably) new Camille is willing to marry this diaper fetishy old coot- and we KNOW it’s for the money and fame- makes me suspicious of her motives and Kelsey and old Camille are certifiably nuts already. I hope they have money in trust for all these current and soon to be more, kids. Icky, worthless, sucks- on-society, people.

  13. Whatever says:

    Playing a genius on TV was great acting because he is a complete moron. She will get half because she is entitled to it under CA law and he didn’t ask her to sign a prenup. Guess he thought she was ‘the one’ also and didn’t want to insult her either. Idiot. Now she’ll get half and Kayte will get half of what is left when she dumps his sorry ass in a few years, or when he cheats on her. That is very likely since he is a serial cheater. I read that he dumped his older kids when he met Camille and seems to be repeating the process with the second family to go off and start a third. Get fixed moron and have your side piece sign a prenup!

    His offer was for 30 mil and no further child support. Very telling as to his intentions. That and his history of leaving to start new families. He should invest in therapy.

  14. Po says:

    Ok so he married her without a prenup and he made money while they were a couple so she gets half, I get that. What I don’t understand is why someone who claims to deserve half of everything because they were equal partners needs child support or alimony. If you follow her logic, she should be able to make her own future income because she was an equal partner and without her he wouldn’t have made the income that he did. So why would a court give her $50 mil and then order him to pay her money every month on top of that.

  15. Louise says:

    These people suck. I’m surprised their marriage didn’t explode years ago. It seems that Camille did have a huge hand in making Kelsey’s money so $50 million may not be out of bounds. But I do kind of feel like she’s greedy for turning down $30 million and wanting alimony. She definately should get child support. It’s really disgusting the way Kelsey is flaunting his affair. Didn’t he say nobody else was involved when they announced the divorce? I don’t Kayte(stupid spelling) is pregnant. Didn’t she miscarry just a month ago? I would think that’s to soon to try again. Not mentally but physically.

  16. nycmom10024 says:

    #14 (difficulty reading your name)
    While I totally agree that she may not deserve the alimony on top of the payout, but the children deserve the child support with a trust fund set up for them. They need someone to protect
    them, the court establishing this a writ may be a way. I think asking for alimony is the thing she is willing to give. You ask for the moon at the start of the neg, and deal from there. Even given what we have seen of Camille, Kelsey is still the one who abandoned the marriage.

  17. guesty says:

    camille will definitely get what she’s asking for & she should.

    kelsey is a dumbass.

    as for nick…they are hot together. hot.
    love that.

  18. Lenore says:

    @Lili – “he should be fined for being such an idiot – time and time again”

    That’s exactly what Camille’s doing.

    It’s sort of sweet that he’s so naive he thinks that his fourth wife is “the one” and won’t turn into a psychopath and bleed him dry. Then again, once Camille gets her cut, maybe there’ll be nothing worth getting, so no prenup necessary.

    Somewhere, though, Kelsey Grammer’s lawyer is banging his head against a wall and weeping.

  19. Maud says:

    No one should get 50 million for spreading her legs!

  20. Heather says:

    God, he’s dumb.

  21. poopie says:

    i just LOVE Kelsey but how can he be soooo DUMB? this is the REAL THING? i get sooo tired of these couples : ‘my soulmate’ ‘it’s for LIFE’ ‘i’ve practiced before, THIS TIME it’s the REAL THING’ PUHLEEEZZ.. pay off camille Kels and be rid of her but GET A PRE NUP WITH # 4!!!!!!

  22. bluhare says:

    @tapioca — Couldn’t agree more! Heck, I’d settle for 25%, not 50%. I could survive on $25 mil.

  23. the original bellaluna says:

    So, she’s what, the fourth “ONE” now? The definition of insanity is repeating the same behaviour and expecting different results. Insanity, thy name is Kelsey Grammar.

    It shows how truly greedy Camille DONATACCI (please, please, PLEASE start referring to her in all things as Camille DONATACCI – it makes her sound like the Jersey pole dancer she truly is!!!) possesses the capacity to be – she wants HALF, PLUS alimony and child support. If she was truly responsible for the cumulative earnings, she wouldn’t qualify for alimony/spousal support. That implies equal earning capacity, therefore spousal support is a moot point. God, she’s such a greedy dumb-ass.

    Now child support, that’s a different story: those kids deserve child support (SOLELY BASED ON EACH PARENT’S EARNINGS) and it needs to be in the form of a trust, so piggy Camille DONATACCI can’t get her grubby little paws on it!

  24. bros says:

    guesty, I dont know what your weird fetish is with camille, or as Dlisted named her, mushu the dragon crossed with gumby, but she isnt hot, and neither is that grifter opportunist nick. together they just look desperate.

    anyone who is addicted to this show and particularly hilarious commentary of Camille, should read Richard Lawson at Gawker recaps of each episode. some of the best humor writing I’ve seen in a while.

    here is one to get started

  25. lucy2 says:

    Louise you said it best – these people suck.
    Kelsey is so stupid, and I think self destructive. There’s no other reason why he would AGAIN not get a pre-nup.
    As horrible as she seems to be, she’s entitled to half.

  26. MsDeb says:

    Don’t groan, but I am going to mention Dr. Phil’s mantra: “The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior”. Why won’t second, third, fourth, and even fifth wives learn this? By this time Mr. Grammer has established a pattern of “love ’em and leave ’em”. So what makes Kayte think she will be any different? I think this is the last gasp of a man who had heart trouble, and sees that the majority of his life is behind him, and is grasping at youth. Just my opinion.

  27. Eileen says:

    This HWoBH is ruining all my shows! I can’t watch Fraiser or Medium now! Boooo

  28. Marjalane says:


    Sorry- I can’t read your name, but THANK YOU! That Gawker recap was awesomely hilarious- loved the takes on Kim; “scratch, scratch”

  29. mslewis says:

    @tapioca — Couldn’t agree more! Heck, I’d settle for 25%, not 50%. I could survive on $25 mil.
    Then you would be a total fool!! If you marry a man who has around $15M and, after 13 years he is worth $115M and it’s partly because you helped him in his production company and you helped him invest in real estate, then you deserve 1/2 of that $100M that he earned because HE EARNED IT WITH YOUR HELP!!! So, no she should not “settle” for $30M and no child support. The woman should go for what the law allows and nothing less. He’s the fool for not insisting on a pre-nup, she isn’t.

    And I had no idea Kelsey Grammer was such an idiot when it comes to women. I knew Camille was his third wife but I’ve discovered that, besides the wives, he has had several mistresses and that one of his two older daughters is by a mistress, not a wife. So, basically, he can’t keep it in his pants! He deserves whatever Kayte does to him. (And I can easily believe the visa angle.)

  30. bros says:

    read them all marjalane-they are all SO good!

  31. guesty says:

    @bros…lol!! celeb blogs are really not all that serious. chill. 🙂

  32. devilgirl says:

    Give me a break, Camel-Toe(my name for her), would love for people to think she was the brains behind the Grammer fortune, but she is not. She is a Jersey pole dancer who is a nasty, distant mother, a hooker and an evil witch.

  33. JRenee says:

    @Kelsey, clearly u r still not dealing with all of ur issues. dad and sister murdered, twin brothers killed in diving accident. The partners/marriages with ALL of the various women-blech. Your bride to be CAN’T possibly be thinking of anything other than $ signs.
    When Camille & Kelsey married he was primarily doing Frasier show. After that he went into producing other shows, picked up tons of money in residuals of Frasier show and got lot of voice over work. The real estate investments had to take a hit in this economy.
    Honestly I fee like the kids trust funds should be extracted from their total wealth. they should split the balance and then he should buy her out of the production company. If she is responsible for half of his wealth, she should also pay toward the children’s future. Shouldn’t be all on him- even if he is a DUMB ASS.
    Reruns will generate new revenue for awhile!

  34. albeli says:

    He’s an idiot.

    And if Camille made all those real estate deals (and he didn’t have her sign a prenup) then yes, she deserves half.

  35. Westcoaster says:

    It is a shame that people like this decide to have children. I can’t imagine being a child and having all my parent’s dirty laundry out in the open for the entire world to see. Also with the internet it will be around forever

  36. Kiska says:

    Is that a recent pic of Kelsey with the glass of wine? I thought he was off the sauce!! That man doesn’t need another wife, he needs an intervention.

  37. KsGirl says:

    “Why won’t second, third, fourth, and even fifth wives learn this?”

    I came thisclose to marrying a man 20 years my senior (as wife #3 and serious relationship #1000-ish). When you’re caught up in it, you so WANT to believe what they’re saying to you. Luckily I came to my damn senses, and still look abck on that whole thing with a sense of ‘thank GOD that didn’t happen’.

    I think Camille should get the $, but yeah, they’re both totally awful people. Some people really need to be rich to get any human contact at all, ya know?

  38. Justaposter says:

    And yet he won’t have another prenup..

    Oh Fraiser.. you so deserve to be parted with your monies..

  39. jane16 says:

    1) Ladies, this is the best lesson for all of us…for godsakes, STAY OUT OF THE SUN!!!

    2) I don’t like her (& have known them since they were dating); however, she did endure a lot of crap from him, he cheated on her incessantly with both sexes from what I have heard and believe, long before she cheated on him. Also, he is verrry difficult and she put in a lot of years with him. He became very wealthy during their years together, and no prenup, so I see nothing wrong with her getting her “just due”.

    3) The new woman reminds me of Camille when she was young! Looks like he’s trading in for a newer model.

  40. Cakes says:

    I think 50 mil plus child support or a trust for the kids is fair. She helped him build his wealth, there was no prenup, shes entitled to half.
    As for him not getting prenup hes an idiot and deserves to part with his money if he wont do anything to protect it.

  41. lin234 says:

    I don’t believe for a minute she really helped make the big decisions. She’s is completely out of her mind delusional. She takes credit on the show for every little thing that’s been done for her and then complains about how busy she is. For instance, when going to her Hawaii house, all she had to do was pack, talk to her house manager that had done everything already, and complain about waking up early. That’s it.

    She married him for his money then and there was probably a great money manager that helped him build his fortune. She doesn’t have the brain capacity to do anything more than be delusional.

    @bros: lol How can anyone watch those videos and not think she’s been having her own affair. Scary thing is some people are willing to eat her obvious bullshit and call it good.

  42. becky says:

    if kelseys drinking im shocked it hasnt been mentioned…. camille is always going on about how she kept him sober for 13 yrs

  43. Jbonez says:


    I just ended a very serious relationship with a man 20 years older than me, I also would have been his third wife. He always said things were different with me, but of course they weren’t! I so wanted to believe him and did for awhile. They eventually show their true colors.

    I hope Kayte takes Kelsey for whatever she can get. She young and cute, not all strippery like Camille. Kelsey is a very smart man and that makes it kinda romantic to see him make all these crazy relationship choices. The man lives his life like a damn Hemimgway character. It is absolutely horrible that so many of his women and children get hurt in the process. So, he deserves to pay out the ass in leiu of being emotionally responsible.

  44. mauibound says:

    This is what you call ” paying your stupid tax ” and boy, how many times does the dumbass want to? Geez

  45. Ally says:

    Thank goodness I can separate his onscreen character from his lame real-life persona. Though it’s sad to think that my years-long viewership has helped to fund these idiots’ cruel-airhead lifestyle.

  46. Kim says:

    She is so happy Kelsey left her! She has been waiting for this for yrs. All she wanted was his money. Now she will be rich and can publicly date her male “friend” who she has been sleeping with for yrs.

    Camille didnt help him build any of his career. She doesnt have 2 brain cells to rub together as far as making a successful movie/tv career. but CA law she will get ALOT. Way more than she deserves but thats why she married him. So she isnt stupid in that sense.

    Kelsey is being insensitive parading around with soon to be next wife when the ink isnt dry on divorce but i think he just came to hate Camille and her gold digging ways so much and is happy now and cant hide it.

    Im sure he knew Camille was cheating so he is parading his new love on purpose.

  47. Kim says:

    She needs to take that 30-50 mil and get new implants. That is the worst boob job i have ever seen =( Its worse than Janice Dickensons surgeries!

  48. Josephina says:

    Camille was was him for THIRTEEN YEARS of her life. Out of that came two children and a flourishing acting career. She deserves the 50 million PLUS child support.

    Kelsey is being an ass parading the new girl in public…he really should temper his “worldwind” feelings of love for Katye, if only for the sake of his children. We get that he does not give a damn about Camille’s feelings. He has to consider the feelings of his children; instead, he is carrying on like a boy with a high school crush.

    Adults can handle bad behavior from a spouse. On the other hand, kids look up to their parents and Kelsey’s overtly selfish behavior is non parent-like. The children are old enough to feel the pain and embarassment, all caused by association. Should they feel divorced too? Sad.

  49. Ron says:

    Camille deserves half because there is no prenup. Kelsey is obviously mentally impaired. Talk about the worst case of thinking with your little head. Idiot.

  50. Kath says:

    How did he end up with so much cash? He had a supporting role in Cheers and then he starred on Fraiser. Did he own the rights to Fraiser? I don’t get it.

  51. Lia says:

    ((shudder)) The face and boobs on Camille the Ugly Woman are positively scary.

  52. Confuzzle says:

    She didn’t do shit to make him money. He was the highest paid actor on tv for several years there, and was raking in millions for Frasier. Bet he still is, with residuals etc. She spent it whilst he earnt it.

  53. Eleonor says:

    I think this was a very very well matched couple she is a gold digger, he is a total douche.
    She is a bitch ok.
    But: he can be talented, but this doesn’t make him a beautiful person, he stayed with her for 13 years, it means this is the woman he likes,and he screwed everything for a younger version of his ex wife. And he doesn’t want a prenup.
    Get that half Camille.

  54. Whatever says:

    How did he end up with so much cash? He had a supporting role in Cheers and then he starred on Fraiser. Did he own the rights to Fraiser? I don’t get it.

    He’s done some voice over work in cartoons, such as Toy Story 3 and other stuff, as well as theater work, I think. Supposedly she invested his money and grew his fortune through the investments. He also gets residuals for Frasier, which is on constantly. From what I understand, he wasn’t doing that well when they got together and most of his $100 mil fortune was made during their marriage, which makes her entitled to half, as opposed to monies he had earned prior to the marriage. Also, after he got with her, he stopped blowing it on coke, which helps a LOT.

    Regardless, its his own damned fault for being stupid enough to get married without a prenup. And he’s doing it again with gold digger #4. Some people never learn!

  55. Mario says:

    Kelsey is a typical Rethuglican, he’s only worried about keeping as much money as possible, even when he doesn’t deserve it. I hope she gets everything she wants.

  56. Chris says:

    @Devil Girl I totally agree. I can’t believe the court awards tens of millions of dollars to people just because they were married to someone who made the money. A lot of these people who marry stars married them when they were already rich and famous, so I don’t see how they have any claim to substantial percentages of their cash when they split. It might be the law but the law is wrong.

    @Mario I like the Rethuglican label, I haven’t heard that one before.

  57. crtb says:

    What did she do to deserve 50 million dollars except for get married? She will get child support to raise their children: she will get a very expensive home for her children to live in, their school tuition will be paid for, children’s vacations will be paid for, children’s clothing will be paid for, nannies will be paid for, food for her children will be paid for. What does she get the 50 mil for?

  58. Donatella says:

    I’m not crazy about Camille but think she should get everything she’s asking for from Grammer. It sounds crazy, but 50 million in that set isn’t all that much when you consider a house can sell for much more than that. LOL! She is entitled to 50% by law and more because she had the smarts to be involved in his production company. Again, not a fan, but she deserves props for taking care and not being a victim.