Kelsey Grammer welcomed his seventh kid, son Auden James Ellis


If you’re like me, you forgot that 61 year-old Kelsey Grammer was expecting his third child with his fourth wife Kayte. The little guy (the baby, not Kelsey) made his debut on Monday becoming Kelsey’s seventh child. The new Grammer is named Auden James Ellis Grammer after three people who influenced the couple: W.H. Auden, James Taylor and Kelsey’s great-grandfather Ellis. That’s a pretty powerful pedigree.

Kelsey Grammer named his newborn son after a famous poet. It doesn’t get more Frasier than that!

The 61-year-old actor’s rep confirmed to ET that he and wife Kayte Grammer welcomed Auden James Ellis Grammer into the world on Monday, weighing 7 lbs. and measuring 21 inches long.

“Both mother and son are doing great,” the TV star’s rep notes.

Kelsey and Kayte named their son together after their favorite influential men, poet W.H. Auden and singer James Taylor. As for Ellis, that’s Kelsey’s great grandfather’s name on his mother’s side. “He was a colorful character to say the least and we wanted to give the name a second chance,” the actor says.

This is the third child for Kelsey and Kayte, who share 4-year-old daughter, Faith, and 2-year-old son, Kelsey Gabriel. Kelsey also has four other children — Spencer, 33, Greer, 24, Mason, 15, and Jude, 12 — from previous marriages.

[From ET]

What do you think of the name? I like it. Auden Grammer sounds august, doesn’t it? Plus, I’m a pretty big James Taylor fan so I love that part and who wouldn’t want to be named after a colorful character? According to Kelsey’s daughter, Greer, Kelsey has always wanted a big family. He certainly has one now so I hope it’s all he’d thought it would be. It must be hard to juggle three kids under five though.

Greer also said that Kelsey and Kayte are great parents. She said the couple, “have so much fun having the little kids running around the house.” That’s sweet… but don’t let Kelsey’s third wife Camille hear you. Earlier this year, Camille once again said that she and Kelsey have no communication and that he refuses to communicate with her about co-parenting their kids, Mason, 15, and Jude, 12. Can you imagine how hard that must be for those kids? I am glad that everyone is healthy. Congratulations to Kelsey and Kayte on their new arrival.




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  1. blue banana says:

    i like the name. But oh Lord. All the ex wives and previous marriage children??! I couldn’t deal.

  2. astrid says:

    A sad state of affairs for all the kids….

  3. Sara says:

    Wow!! 61 with a newborn and 3 kids under 5 years old. And my cousin thinks she’s too old at 45 to have another. I need to show her this article and let her know she’s actually not that old.

  4. I Choose Me says:

    So he’s a doting dad to his kids with his new wife but his kids with Camille don’t get to see him? Does that mean if things so go south with him and Kayte that these kids’ll get dropped like a hot potato?

    Parent ALL your kids ya douchebag! You don’t get to abdicate your responsibility just because you don’t get along with the mom. Gawd I loathe men who pull this shite.

    • Redgrl says:

      Agreed. The kids all have cool names. That’s all I got in terms of saying something nice about him…

    • Jayna says:

      @I Choose Me, he sees his children he had with Camille. He refuses to deal directly with her on co-parenting. It’s probably done through his assistant or somebody when dealing back and forth on passing on information, etc. He won’t speak directly to her is what she once said.

  5. Alix says:

    Such a refreshingly normal name! Apparently they’re calling the baby James — love it (for a boy).

    The man does love to procreate. Now if he could get to parenting the kids he never sees…

  6. 22giraffe says:

    Has she had work done? Her face looks very different to me – particularly in the first photo

    • Chaine says:

      Not sure if she has had work. She definitely is not as fresh faced as she was when they first got together, but I think the first photo is just ninety eighth month of pregnancy exhaustion face.

  7. Jenns says:

    Hot mess all around.

  8. Barrett says:

    He’s a nut. But she’s secured her financial future.

    His poor teen kids, so unfair.

    • JFresh says:

      Teens need guidance so bad. If it’s true that he neglects them, which I hope it’s not, he is planting a difficult field to be sown by his future self.

      I admit I would just love to know what really went down between him and Camille. Is he just that brutally selfish that he simply drops people when he gets sick of them or did she do something genuinely horrible?

  9. minx says:

    Can’t stand him. He’s a huge conservative creep.

  10. susiecue says:

    The way she looks at him, BLEH! She must be delusional.

  11. Cupcake says:

    I can’t imagine a newborn at 61. How does he get the energy?

  12. WeShallOvercomb says:

    Trump Supporter. That is all.

  13. Kim says:

    He’s had a ton of tragedy in his life, so I wish him nothing but the best and hope he has found some happiness, his wife looks genuinely like she adores him.
    If he wants a large family and his wife does too, then kudos to them with 3 under 5!

  14. Bread and Circuses says:

    I know Kelsey isn’t liked around these parts (for very valid reasons), but I can’t help but be a bit happy for him, because I think he was miserable with Camille and is genuinely happy now.

    I remember how vile Camille came across when she started on Real Housewives, and how equally-vile she was about Kelsey after the split. I won’t give him a pass on cheating on her, but I have to wonder if his refusal to deal with Camille is more about enforcing boundaries against a toxic person than cutting off ties to his kids.