Kelsey Grammer’s estranged wife Camille Donatacci-Grammer has reportedly rejected a $30 million divorce settlement because it does not include spousal or child support for the former couple’s two kids, but the ex-Playboy model would likely think twice up turning up her nose at snatching a good chunk of the Cheers star’s fortune if she knew that her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-stars are reportedly actively working behind-the-scenes to get her booted from the Bravo show.
Camille — who filed for divorce in July after 14 years of marriage – is said to be unhappy with the offer as it does not include monthly or support for their two kids Mason, nine, and six-year-old Jude. The blonde reality star, the third Mrs. Kelsey Grammer, reportedly helped Kelsey fight back from the brink of financial ruin when they met in the mid-90s, a fact which Camille feels entitles her to at least $50 million of her ex’s reported $100 million fortune.
“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,” spywitnesses divulged to The New York Post this week. “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.”
Little does Camille know, her only income that isn’t tied to her role as Kelsey’s longtime companion — being one of TV’s Real Housewives — is in danger after Beverly Hills Housewife Kyle Richards (aka Paris and Nicky Hilton’s aunt…) launched a grassroots effort to oust Grammer.
Hey, it worked when the Real Housewives of New Jersey wanted Danielle Staub booted!
“They’re all campaigning for her not to come back next season,” a TV industry insider squealed in a secret chat with Star Magazine’s Jan. 10 edition. “Nobody on the show likes Camille. She’s a total outcast!”
Even fellow Beverly Hills Housewife Lisa VanderPump agrees that life on the show would be so much easier if the Wives didn’t have to share the camera with Camille.
“Kyle would love to say bye-bye to that woman once and for all,” Lisa tells Star. “….The fights between Kyle and Camille were intense. Sometimes it felt like we were on an express train to crazy, and I wanted off!”
Producers are in love with Camille’s diva antics; in large part because such behavior is a ratings goldmine. If the Housewives do, however, succeed in getting Camille canned, a few names are already being floated around as potential replacements.
Contenders include Los Angeles psychic-to-the-stars Allison DuBois, who dished out plenty of drama when she guest-starred on the program earlier this season, and Shawn Southwick, the sometimes suicidal wife of broadcasting legend Larry King. Though Shawn’s bid to be part of the original cast was initially unsuccessful, Bravo bosses are reportedly changing their tune about the former singer.
“She’s wacky, over-the-top, and would be perfect!” says a friend.