Camille Grammer isn’t returning to Real Housewives of BH: “I was not fired”

Camille Grammer has confirmed that she won’t be returning to “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” for their upcoming third season. Her initial statements confirming the news were vague, and it was hard to tell why talks broke down with producers. Camille told US Weekly that “I can’t say too much at this moment, but we couldn’t get it worked out… I guess the producers and I couldn’t come to an agreement.” To E!, Camille clarified that her disagreement with producers was over how much she was willing to expose on the show. Given how hard Camille worked this past season to reform the narcissistic villainous image she had in season one, I would bet that she wasn’t willing to start bringing the drama again and that’s why she was cut. It’s not like they disagreed over her salary since she doesn’t need the money at all. Here’s why Camille told E!:

“I was not fired,” Camille exclusively tells E! News. “I didn’t want to expose my personal life so much anymore. I had done that and was over that. I care very much for my family and children and that show tends to take me away from them. I really want to focus on them right now.”

Of her decision to quit the show, Camille explains, “I just chose to keep most things private in general. I’m in a good place and I’ve had such an interesting experience and such a learning experience being on this show. I’ve really enjoyed my time working with the girls and I will miss the camaraderie. I enjoyed the producers and Bravo. I’m upset about that part.”

Camille says leaving the show “was something I needed to do. At this time in my life I need to focus on my family.”

Another reason she left the successful franchise? Her relationship with Dimitri Charalambopoulos. “The past is the past and I’m in a really good place right now. I have a wonderful boyfriend who is kind and even tempered and there are certain things I just want to keep private. But it’s not all about him.”

Camille admits she’s going to miss her Real Housewives co-stars and recently spent time with them in Las Vegas. “I will miss the good times we shared. I was just with them in Vegas and we were talking about how sad it is.”

Camille also opened up about her divorce from Kelsey Grammer, saying, “I’m glad my ex settled for 50-50 [custody] and that’s positive for me and my children.”

So what’s next for Camille? “We’ll see. I don’t know. All things are possible. There’s stuff I can’t talk about this minute,” she says. “Reality is a possibility but all things are possible. I’m in a really good place and I’m all about my family. It is a personal decision. I was not fired.”

[From E! Online]

I’m not sure how much of a role Camille had this last season because I didn’t catch all of it. I know she was involved in an ongoing argument with Taylor, and that she confronted her about the abuse that Taylor suffered from her then-living husband. Other than that it seemed like Camille was much more subdued than she was last year. A lot of people suggested that she saw how poorly she came across the first year and took pains to be nicer and more normal this season. Reality TV needs catty villains and in-fighting to work, and Camille just wasn’t playing into it as much. I guess I’m not surprised that she’s bowing out.

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  1. Nicole says:

    I hope they get rid of that trainwreck Taylor Armstrong.

  2. brin says:

    I like Camille. Since Kyle, Kim and Taylor are the catty bitches, Camille was a nice contrast that will be missed. Now I’m really hoping that Brandi comes back.

    • SleepyJane says:

      If Brandi comes back I’ll be surprised. Aren’t these ladies supposed to have some sort of storyline? I’m not sure she has one.

      • Lolie says:

        Brandi is the one everyone expects to be back. She came in second as most popular, and basically she stole the series. No one expects she won’t be back when she owned last series. RHOBH *is* Brandi.

      • SleepyJane says:

        Lolie, you never addressed my issue on why she may not come back. You were making a decent point until your very last sentence. Seriously? She is not the entire Beverly Hills series.

  3. HadleyB says:

    I’ll miss her, she was kinda boring last season but she dressed the best. Classy and sexy without being too ho like like on other shows.

    I was hoping they would get rid of Kyle, her sister and Taylor.

    Honestly I just like Brandi and Lisa now…

  4. Nicole says:

    I am sure that Kyle can fill the ‘narcissistic villainous’ role, shes pretty much there already.

    • Sweettart says:

      I really liked Kyle in the first season, but it seems like she is following in the footsteps of Jill Zarin from RHONY and getting a little full of herself.

      They won’t get rid of Kyle though because then it would mean no Mauricio. I will say about both of them, she may do things that are off, but she does actually recognize it when she sees it later.

      On most of the other shows, it doesn’t matter how horrible they act, they still try to justify their actions.

      Kyle was embarrassed and apologized for how she acted towards Brandi and, when asked about it, Mauricio didn’t try to make excuses for her, he said, “I was surprised. She wasn’t acting like herself at all.”

  5. dorothy says:

    I like Camille. Was hoping Taylor would be gone. Tired of her whining, crying and constant drama and need for attention.

  6. SleepyJane says:

    This bums me out. Camille’s quips were very entertaining. But I miss the saucy Camille. I woudn’t want to watch another season of her being so purposefully subdued.

  7. Miss Lafleur says:

    I wil miss Camille- love her!!! Watching the women turn on Lisa was both disgusting and so obviously planned by the queen bitch Kyle. Brandi was super entertaining and Camille brought the class and style. If Brandi doesn’t come back I will not tune in for the Kyle, Kim, Taylor bitch fest.

  8. Hootysgram says:

    Kyle is a wanna be…worst dressed and still sports the hair-do from high school. Its gotta go! She’s a control freak where her sister is concerned…and needs to let that dingbat live her own life.
    Taylor is a drama queen..crying in her beer constantly…and now Camille is going. That will take a big chunk of viewers away. Lisa was rumored not to be returning either. What’s left to watch? The sisters from hell…and Taylor? Ugh! No thanks!

  9. Gene Parmesan says:

    This is shocking thjough, but i guess she realized those other bitches (except lisa and brandi) were not worth spending excessive *fake lunches and houseparties with. I wish her well cos she redeemed herself last season.
    On another note *get that dong girl, cos i know Kelsey sure didnt lay it down. 🙂

  10. Kim says:

    To bad — she was one of the rare decent women on the show. They REALLY need to fire Taylor and Kyle. I had to stop watching the show because with psycho Taylor being on it it just became a fake soap opera. And Kyle creates the fakest drama I cant watch her.

  11. Onyx XV says:

    Well, she’s no longer a “housewife,” so… see ya!

    • Lolie says:

      NONE of them are “house”wives in the truest sense of the term. None of them keep house; clean the bathroom, do the laundry, do the ironing, dusting, vacuuming, and have dinner on the table when hubby walks in the door. Some may be wives, but none of them are actual house wives.

  12. original kate says:

    now if only this gecko-faced freak would take the rest of those skanks with her.

  13. Dana says:

    In re: the pic w/ Richards and Maloof
    Why was Adrienne even there? Didn’t she make a major ass of herself when Pandora, exercising her right as the bride-to-be, chose to have her bachorette party at the Hard Rock instead of the Palms?

  14. JuliaDomna says:

    That pic of Camille stooping down the self-serve yogurt machine is killlling me.