Kelsey Grammer has revealed that his marriage to ex-wife Camille Donatacci was like a jail sentence for him.
The actor married Camille in 1997 until they divorced in 2010.
Kelsey helped the fame-hungry Camille to land a spot on the reality show “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” before leaving her for his current wife, Kayte Walsh.
Kelsey and Camille’s nasty split made headlines and the actor now refuses to even utter her name.
During Grammer’s interview on “Oprah’s Next Chapter”, he said of their split, “It’s not good, but we have an arrangement with the children… that I’m fairly happy with… I don’t want to say a lot of bad things, but some very bad things were said, some threats were made, and some extremely unacceptable behavior took place in front of the children, which makes it impossible for us to pretend we can be civil…
“My only sadness is actually about the kids, they’ve heard a lot of things, they’ve been dealing with a lot of things and they’re still told a lot of things, on a daily basis, that aren’t true.”
Grammer admitted the only reason the union lasted 13 years was because he was too hopeless to go through with a divorce.
He adds, “I stayed because I was stubborn… I was not in it, or happy in it, for a long, long time. It pretty much was over, as soon as it began… I thought it was kind of a self-imposed sentence, like I had been sentenced to it in a weird way, by myself. Getting out, the promise of something different, didn’t exist.”
In June 2012, Kelsey Grammer married Kayte Walsh, a former flight attendant who’s 25 years his junior. The couple met on a flight from Los Angeles to London while Kelsey was still married to his third wife, Camille.
Katye acknowledged that it was wrong to fall in love with a married man, telling Oprah, “I’m not proud of the way we started out because he was in a marriage.”
Walsh said it’s been hard with “people judging her” and “not knowing anything about the truth”.
The couple are now married and welcomed their baby girl, Faith, last month.
Grammer praised Kayte, saying, :She’s genuine, she’s real. And knows how to love.”
Kelsey Grammer also talked about the brutal murder of his younger sister in 1975.
His sister, at age 18, was abducted by strangers outside a Colorado restaurant. She was raped, stabbed 42 times and left for dead.
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