Last month we learned that Kelsey Grammer was hoping to get a quickie divorce from his wife Camille Grammer (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) because he really, really wants to get married to his much younger fiancée Kayte Walsh. Today we learn that Camille is not at all interested in letting Kelsey off that easily … and she plans to ensure that the couple’s divorce is no rushed and speedy matter.
Camille Grammer just fired off a legal response asking the judge to reject Kelsey Grammer’s request to get a quickie divorce — and estimates the estate’s value at $120 million … TMZ has learned. Camille says in her declaration, Kelsey is trying to bifurcate the divorce (get a quick decree now and work out the property settlement later) “…solely for the reason that he intends to remarry as soon as possible.” Camille continues, “I don’t believe this is a sufficient reason to prejudice my rights to the community estate.” In the docs, Camille also lists their assets — including “multiple real estate properties” and more than 25 vehicles. The rest of the declaration gets pretty technical, but the bottom line is this … it looks like Camille’s lawyers believe Kelsey’s papers don’t square with the legal requirements for a quick divorce decree. And get this — if the court grants Kelsey’s request Camille wants $10 million immediately … to hold her over until a final decision is made on the separation of the estate.
It was previously reported that Camille would likely get somewhere in the neighborhood of $50 million in the divorce, now that number is closer to $60 million? Dang. Truth be told, I don’t blame her at all for taking her sweet time with this divorce. She should ensure that the couple’s assets are divided evenly so that she is not cheated out of her share. Look, I may not be a big Camille fan but like it or not, she is entitled to half of the couple’s assets … and Kelsey knows that. Sure, he may want to run off and get married again but Camille would be dumb to let him rush things, especially with so much money involved. If you’re up for some light reading, you can read the legal paperwork that Camille’s lawyers filed in court today HERE. Kelsey will eventually get to marry his new chick again … but not until Camille and her lawyers go over everything with a fine tooth comb to ensure that she gets her due.
Pre-nups, people. This is what pre-nuptials agreements are for.