Kelsey Grammar gets his fourth wife’s name tattooed on his waist: sweet or asinine?

What’s that saying – “There’s no fool like an old fool?” In Kelsey Grammer’s case we might add “There’s no fool like a bitter vindictive old fool with something to prove.” The 57 year-old TV star just got a tattoo of his fourth wife’s name on his hip. Because it wasn’t enough to marry her a hot minute after divorcing his third wife. This story is in the Chicago Sun Times, which has interviews with the tattoo artist and some people at the tattoo parlor at the time. Kelsey is in Chicago filming his Starz show “Boss.” Kelsey didn’t go famewhoring this himself, at least not obviously so. Pay attention to the quotes by 72 year-old Christine Darbo in this story excerpt. They’re priceless.

The 57-year-old who plays the fictional mayor of Chicago on the Starz series “Boss,” came in to the parlor unannounced, casually dressed, with his wife, Kayte Walsh. They chatted with other customers and employees as they sat and waited for his turn.

“He was pretty cool about it,” said Bob Jones, owner of Insight Studios, which has been open at 1062 N. Milwaukee since 2005. “He said it was his first tattoo and he did some research and said, ‘You guys seemed to be the best place to go.’ ”

A 21-year-old employee who works at the front counter at the shop was apparently unaware of his fame.

When Grammer walked to the counter, she said, “ ‘Can I get your ID, please?’ ” Jones said. “He was like, ‘Huh?’ [She said,] ‘Yeah, I need your ID.’ He said, ‘OK.’ She came back to me and said, ‘Is this guy famous or something? He looked at me kind of funny when I asked for his ID.’ ”

Tattoo artist James Eastwood’s 72-year-old grandmother, Christine Darbo, was accompanying a friend planning to get a tattoo when they started chatting with the former “Cheers” and “Frasier” star and his wife.

“They were just normal people. We were talking about tattoos,” said Darbo, a Wheaton plant saleswoman who has two tattoos. “He said, ‘I’m going to get Kayte’s name.’ My friend asked, ‘So how long have you been dating that he wanted to tattoo your name?’ She said, ‘We are married.’ I figured with his background he should just put a ‘K’ with a period to give him some flexibility.”

Grammer has been married four times, including his previous marriage with Camille Grammer, which publicly broke up on the Bravo reality show, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

Darbo said Walsh — a British flight attendant who reportedly married the actor in February 2011 — was “darling.”

Walsh said she enjoyed Chicago and said there was “lots of good shopping” in Lincoln Park, where she said they stay when they are in Chicago, Darbo said.

“She was pretty, but not gorgeous, in your face. . . . They were fun. Very friendly and into each other. They were just talking and enjoying each other,” Darbo said.

Darbo said she was pretty sure it was Grammer’s idea to get the tattoo.

When it was his turn, Grammer looked over some designs and ended up getting Walsh’s first name done in blue ink, in letters about half an inch tall, basically at his waistline, Eastwood said.

Eastwood, 23, who lives in Logan Square, said Grammer asked for “just something small because it was his first one.”

The tattoo cost $60 — the cheapest the store has to offer.

“He’s the only famous person I’ve ever tattooed,” Eastwood said. “He’s a pretty down-to-earth dude.”

Grammer told Eastwood he was in town filming “Boss.”

[From SunTimes]

That 72 year-old granny is the star of this article, right? I love this quote “I figured with his background he should just put a ‘K’ with a period to give him some flexibility.” Kelsey has two four kids (update: he has two children with Camille Grammer, a 10 year-old son and an 8 year-old daughter, and he has two adult daughters from two previous relationships) and two on the way with Kayte, since she’s pregnant with twins. You would think his first tattoo would be a tribute to one of his kids, but no it’s all about Kayte, the girl who regularly rejects jewelry he buys her. Kayte is probably going to put in her time and then split with a nice hefty settlement and enough monthly child support to never have to work another day in her life. And Kelsey will have a reminder of their time together permanently inked on his stomach. At least he can hide it until he finds his fifth wife, since you know he’ll marry the next one who gives him the time of day.

Check out this photo and try not to cringe. It makes you think of Kelsey doing sexy times, doesn’t it? Ewww.

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  1. Maria says:

    ick….. hairy….and middle aged spread..if not now, eventually…..he did spell it right though….. 🙂

  2. Liz says:

    A walking, talking midlife crisis.

  3. Eleonor says:

    Getting your boyfriend/girlfriend(husband or wife name’s tattoed, is never a good idea. Ask to Johnny Deep or Eva Longoria.

    • Whoa!! says:

      Kiss of death for any relationship. As already mentioned, why not have his kids names tattooed?? And why the hip? It’s only gonna get ruined when he has to have hip replacement surgery!!

  4. Eve says:

    Cringe worthy indeed and I feel second hand embarrassment for him but…he is SO F*CKING GOOD in Boss.

    And Frasier still is my all-time favourite show.

  5. anti-icon says:

    Barftastic. I’m sure they think it’s sweet. Kelsey Grammar is FUGLY. I would be happier to be Camille Grammar right about now than to be Katye with a “y”. No amount of money would enable me to marry this ugly person. SKeeeeevvvvyyyy.

  6. fabgrrl says:

    I believe Kelsey Grammar has THREE children. The two younger ones with Camille, and an adult daughter — who may be older than his latest wife.

  7. Fyofeelings says:

    She will have a nice big alimony and child support check. No don’t tattoo your kids name on you tattoo some bimbo whos going to take you to the cleaners in 2 years nothing says I’m an old fool in love like a tattoo of your 4th wife’s name on your 57 yr old body.What an idiot.

  8. Franny says:

    ew. what kind of man gets a hip tattoo? Leave that to the 18 year olds with shamrocks and star tattoos there they eventually stretch due to beer and babies.

    • alison8701 says:

      Right? that was my biggest complaint. A HIP tattoo? on a grown man who will probably need a hip replacement soon?

  9. lower-case deb says:


  10. gee says:

    While I’m sure some men can pull off the waist tattoo, all I’ve ever heard of is Fraiser and Justin Beiber getting them, and no me gusta.

  11. Julie says:

    if you want your relationship to fail get a name tattoo. it always works.

  12. Original Lucy says:

    He should have just tatooed her name on his wallet! I am boycotting him, he is a pig!

  13. Ell says:

    I’ll probably be a lone voice on here – although I don’t find him physically attractive, I don’t think he’s cringeworthy either. Maybe it’s because his work has given me so much enjoyment over the years, it’s hard to get past that.

  14. lucy2 says:

    Flexibility, hehe! That woman’s right. Actually he should just have “Wife” with four tick marks next to it, and then he can easily add on for each new wife.

    It’s funny he played a psychiatrist for so long, because he really could use some intensive therapy.

  15. msshuffleupagus says:

    I saw Kelsey and Kayte and Camille’s kids at Disneyland a few months ago in Fantasyland. My boyfriend and I were in line for the tea cups and they were standing right next to the line so I got to see what happened. They were escorted by a VIP person and Kayte was driving a lil rascal (I know she’s pregnant but LOL).

    Anyway, I’m watching them, and all of the sudden Kelsey and Kayte take off and leave his two kids with the VIP person. The worst part is the kids didn’t even get to go on any ride, they had to just wait there in the corner until Kelsey and Kayte would come back. I was in that area for over an hour, and I did not see Kelsey and Kayte show up again. The kids just stayed trapped there in that spot.

    Can you believe that? He ditches them, AND he wont even let them go on rides whole he’s gone! Its like Disneyland Hell! What a douche. Btw the way he looks like a poncy grizzly bear in real life.

  16. Agnes says:

    gross. there is never any need to think about this man’s “lower waist”. none. ever.

  17. T.C. says:

    That grandma is BOSS. So funny. So true.

  18. Maria_Spain says:

    i thought she was lana del rey XD

  19. ncyboots says:

    I did not think there was anything more disgusting than old man junk but then I saw this photo.

  20. palermo says:

    If he put all his womens’ names on himself he’d look like Tommy Lee. I don’t see the attraction at all unless it’s the $$$

  21. Pedge says:

    Hey, he went to Insight! I got my ears pierced there. Great studio, great employees. Good choice, Kelsey!

  22. grabbyhands says:

    Cue the divorce announcement in 3,2,1….

  23. Lisa says:

    Good luck finding his waist.

  24. dorothy says:

    Good thing he didn’t get tattoos everytime he was with a wife, he would have looked like Jesse James by now.

  25. poppy says:

    the k stands for klassy. ugh.
    lame and cheap. grandma knows the deal.

  26. wunder says:

    Interestingly. Kayte is NOT getting a Kelsey name tat!

    Kayte is $marter than both Kelsey and Camille put together.

  27. the original bellaluna says:

    Anybody in his financial position foolish enough to get married (repeatedly) without a pre-nup is foolish enough to get a tattoo of the current wife’s name.

    On the upswing, since his name is Kelsey, maybe he can have it changed to his own name when they divorce.

  28. skuddles says:

    He’s still a Grade A loser.

  29. Kim says:

    Gonna hurt like a mother to get removed after he dumps her for his next 30 yr old flavor of the week.

  30. Mamahawk says:

    Flexibility! Ha ha ha ho ho – so true. The Granny hit it spot on.

  31. Violet says:

    On the upside, as he gains weight, he’ll have room for the names of wives 5, 6, 7, etc. And thankfully he’s placed it where the rest of us don’t have to look at it.

    I’d like to write this off as a midlife crisis, but Kelsey Grammar has always been this dumb and douchetastic.

  32. crtb says:

    Old Fool – You notice that she didn’t put his name on her body! lol

  33. Jackie says:

    there isn’t enough money in the world to make me f*ck this guy. ewww.

  34. Camille (The original) says:

    So completely gross.

  35. Ruffian9 says:

    Um, let’s go with ‘asinine’.

  36. Francesca says:

    Oh yeah, the WAIST is really where to put a tatoo when you are over 50.. Go Kelsey!!

  37. T says:

    Lmao on his waist??? Whaat the