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Kelsey Grammer Wants to Separate Kids

6/3/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kelsey Grammer is denying it, but TMZ has obtained black and white proof that he wants to split up his kids, taking his son to live with him in Chicago and leaving his 9-year-old daughter behind in California.


TMZ broke the story ... Camille Grammer wanted custody of the former couple's 2 kids because Kelsey wanted to split them up.  Kelsey's lawyer told us her story was "inaccurate."  But we've obtained a letter Kelsey's lawyer sent to Camille's attorney which says exactly what Camille claims.

The letter, dated April 29, 2011, says "Kelsey proposes ... Kelsey shall have primary physical custody of Jude and Camille shall have primary physical custody of Mason."  The letter says Kelsey wants to enroll 6-year-old Jude in a Chicago school.


The letter also outlines very specific terms of the custody agreement, including when each parent gets the kids on holidays.

Camille filed for primary physical custody yesterday ... and we've learned she wants custody so the kids aren't separated from each other.

As for Kelsey, his rep, Stan Rosenfield, tells TMZ, "Despite the fact that those connected with Camille Grammer seem to be hand delivering confidential documents to TMZ and other media outlets, we will continue not to make public statements about their private matters which can and apparently does beg for misinterpretation."

Rosenfield continues, "There is no valid reason to drag the Grammer children into any media spotlight."


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joey _ I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!    


1238 days ago


Split up the children, what a weird thing 2 do. There not real estate properties.

1238 days ago


Yea, now THAT'S a good idea....split up the only consistant thing these poor kids know. Any psychologist or guardian or whatever they have evaluating these kids and this family will tell you that this idea is about the worst thing you could do for those kids.

Nice Kelsey, nice. I don't know which one of you two is worse but I feel sorry for those poor kids.

1238 days ago


Wow. Does anybody else not see what a selfish B*stard he is? First he dumps his wife for a young model and now he wants to split up his kids. I mean, how the hell can he decide that he only wants his son. I sincerely hope he's denied primary custody. It just seems that he doesn't care about anyone but himself.

1238 days ago


Sorry I meant "younger model" not young model.

1238 days ago

joey _ I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!    

Do you guys remember when Kelsey was all coked up or whatever he was on and spent some time in jail...I think Camille came in and helped him out or someone did, hell, I can't remember, but I know he was in trouble then. As you can see the drugs didn't affect his judgment...................

1238 days ago

Kartrashian Klown    

That is sad..why doesn't he want his daughter? She's gonna feel unloved.

1238 days ago

Made it Past 27    

Disgusting. That poor child will feel rejected.

1238 days ago

Law Lover    

Kelsey, I wasn't sure you could get any lower - you have proven you can. How is it in the best interest of the kids to be separated?

1238 days ago


Why doesn't that surprise me? He is totally disgusting and his behaviour towards his former wife was beyond belief. No one deserved such disrespect and hatred.

I hope that the courts will stop any proposed plan to split up these siblings.

1238 days ago


what's he borrowing a page from disney's the parent trap?

1238 days ago

Jim in Cali    

Guys we don't know the dynamics of the relationships of the kids with their parents. Kelsey might have a better relationship with his son than his daughter but that doesn't mean he doesn't love her. Have no problem with this other than the fact that Camille's lawyers are leaking stuff to TMZ. Really vile.

1238 days ago

joey _ I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!    

Check this out. It doesn't have all of his drug arrests or dui 's but check out the personal stuff about his family. His dad was murdered, he had a sister, who was raped & murdered, lost a stepbrother. He is still a bastard for trying to separate the kids, but I have a better understanding of why he abused substances with that family history:

As Grammer's professional life was taking off, his personal life faltered. His first wife decided to leave him while she was delivering their daughter Spencer. He had called her from the airport to tell her he was coming in, and she said "Don't bother. I've had all the locks changed". In 1987 Grammer was charged with DUI and possession of cocaine. Following a 1988 conviction for possession of cocaine, he was put on 90 days house arrest, and then served 30 days in jail in 1991 after violating parole conditions. In his autobiography, he claims that his second wife, former stripper Leigh-Anne Cushany, was abusive. After they spoke about divorce, he wrote, she made a failed suicide attempt by overdosing on Tylenol and wine, and miscarried their child as a result.

During the middle of the 1990s he was frequently in the tabloids: he was accused of statutory rape by the parents of his child's underage babysitter, but police found no evidence to support the accusation. After publishing his autobiography, So Far... in 1995, Grammer was sued by a former girlfriend for defamation of character and invasion of privacy. In September of 1996 he flipped his car near his home, and subsequently checked in to the Betty Ford Clinic for thirty days. He has been drug- and alcohol-free since that time, he says.

Grammer sued Internet Entertainment Group when he suspected that his former girlfriend Cerlette Lamme tried to sell a videotape of herself having sex with the actor. IEG is infamous for the Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee sex tape. Grammer sued IEG while under the mistaken impression that it had purchased the tape, but IEG owner Seth Warshavsky said that Grammer dropped the suit "like a red-hot crack pipe" when he realized his error. Reports persist that Grammer bought a tape (which may or may not exist) from a former lover for $1 million. While we don't know if those reports are correct (Lamme in particular claims no tape ever existed), a 2006 interview with Maxim has Grammer urging celebrities not to record any sex tapes. It is entirely possible that Grammer had forgotten exactly which girlfriend recorded what.

Grammer's third wife, former Playboy model Camille Grammer, was advised by her doctors not to get pregnant, due to her irritable bowel syndrome. They have instead had two children via a surrogate. The Grammers have been active in supporting the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, and in speaking about this rarely-discussed disorder.

Father: Allen Grammer (bartender, div. 1957, d. 1968 murdered in the Virgin Islands)
Mother: Sally Cranmer Grammer (homemaker, b. circa 1928, d. 7-Jul-2008)
Sister: Karen Grammer (d. 1975 raped and murdered in Colorado)
Sister: Betty Grammer (half-sister)
Brother: Stephen Grammer (half-brother, d. 1980 scuba diving accident)
Brother: William "Billy" Grammer (half-brother, d. 1980 scuba diving accident)
Brother: John Grammer (half-brother)
Wife: Doreen Alderman (dance instructor, m. 30-May-1982, div. 1990, one daughter)
Daughter: Spencer Grammer (actress, b. 9-Aug-1984)
Girlfriend: Cerlette Lamme (ice skater, b. 1960..., cohabited 1980s)
Girlfriend: Barrie Buckner (make-up artist, cohabited 1991-92)
Daughter: Greer Grammer (b. 1992, with Barrie Buckner)
Wife: Leigh-Anne Cushany (stripper, m. 11-Sep-1992, div. 1993)
Girlfriend: Tammi Alexander (actress-model, broken engagement 1994)
Wife: Camille Donatucci Grammer (MTV dancer, m. 2-Aug-1997, div. 10-Feb-2011, two children)
Daughter: Mason Olivia Grammer (b. 24-Oct-2001 via surrogate)
Son: Jude Gordon Grammer (b. 28-Aug-2004 via surrogate)
Wife: Kayte Walsh (flight attendant, b. circa 1980, mistress 2010, m. 25-Feb-2011, pregnant)

1238 days ago


While I may not personally do this, this is not uncommon. Alot of parents do this and it does not mean they love the other kid less. They usually have normal visitation with the other child just like if neither lived with them. Why act like this is so shocking?

1238 days ago


Hes a


FIRST he leaves his children then he wants to take one and leave the other behind.


I really feel bad for those children. I hope the mother gets to keep them both and he can ROT!

1238 days ago
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