Camille Grammer Says Kids Don’t Realize Their Dad Isn’t Coming Home

Camille Donatacci Grammer isn’t going to take her divorce from Kelsey Grammer sitting down – she’s telling her side of the story to anyone who’ll listen. The couple split over the summer while Camille was busy shooting “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and Kelsey was in NYC doing a play.  It was revealed that Kelsey had been dating another woman; Camille explained to People magazine how she found out:

When did you find out your marriage was over?
In June I got a phone call from a mutual friend in New York who was upset by behavior of his that she’d seen. I asked, “Is he leaving me?” and she said, “Yes.” I called him but couldn’t get through, so I texted him and asked him to please call me. Nothing. An hour later, I texted him again and he wrote: “I don’t want to talk.” I wrote, “We’ve been together for 14 years; I deserve an explanation.” Finally, three hours later, he called me. He basically said, “I don’t want to be married anymore.”

Camille says that their kids don’t have a grasp on what this means:

How are your children reacting to the divorce?
They still don’t realize he’s not coming back. They think their daddy is busy doing a play. I’m trying to work with them on the concept that he’s not going to come home the way they think he is. For my son, who is only 6, that’s hard to understand. They’ve heard about his girlfriend, but the girlfriend to them is not real. How do you explain that to a 6-year-old and a 9-year-old? You can’t lie. You have to be as truthful as possible, but you also have to be responsible.

Divorce is tough on kids no matter how you slice it.  I hope they can open up and communicate for the kids’ sake.

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