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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.

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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.

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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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106.

Beth    

Ha!Ha! Darisa, you seriously have some unresolved issues from childhood that need to be dealt with at a shrinks office. Again, you are reading and hearing ONLY what you want to and then smearing anyone who has a different opinion from you. If you only knew who you were talking too...not only am I a successful and talented professional with a master's degree, but my children are NEHS & NHS students who are raised to be accepting and tolerant of different religions, opinions and lifestyles. You on the other hand would be hard to explain to them....

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107.

Heidi    

The children are old enough to 'have a say' legally of which parent they would prefer to live with.... Obviously, it was indicated or this wouldn't have been an issue.... As a neutral source, he court appointed child expert who will be interviewing, talking with the kids & spending time with them will definately take the children's wishes & reasoning into consideration prior to making his/her determination & presenting the recommendation to the court... IMO, a father is just as good of a parent as a mother... The fact that Kelsey has kept closed mouth though all this is commendable... Camille already has 50M dollars settlement & all this is just for publicity to keep her in the limelight......

1200 days ago
108.

middleagedcrazy    

Children are not old enough to 'pick' parents.

Both parents (I hope) are loved by all the kids.

It is up to the parents and the judge to make those choices. Don't have much patience for either parent, but at times just keeping stability for the kids is probably the best.

1200 days ago
109.

DR    

What a JERK!

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110.

Beth    

Ok, I reread the "letter", where does it state that Kelsey will keep the son full time in Chicago? As far as I can read, the dates have come and gone....wasn't he just asking to have the child enrolled for the short amount of time school was still in session at the private school in Chicago? FYI, the show he is working on has weekends off, the cast and directors all fly home on Friday nights, filming thru the end of July. I know he and his new wife love it here, but I can't see him staying on forever. It's like the telephone game....look what stories have been made up through 109 comments....

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111.

TexasBlonde    

Frankly I am unimpressed with Camille and Kelsey. Camille is the one who has 4 nannies and had a surrogate carry and give birth to her children because she did not want a pregnancy to "ruin" her body. Kelsey is a philanderer who keeps trading in wives like used cars for the latest (20 year old woman) model. His current 20 something will be traded for a new current 20 y/o in a few years.

Frankly I would give custody to the surrogate or one of the nannies. Of Camille or Kelsey, I would give both to
Camille. They do not need to be seperated. Besides, Kelsey will be giving most of his attention to his newborn.

1200 days ago
112.

reily    

Why is it that every time I think he has found the lowest he can go he finds lower .
I just hope that the judge sorts this for the kids and yes they ought to stay with mom.
BTW wonder what they think of him ?? really ...not some PR crap..

1200 days ago
113.

Amazed    

No one knows the full details here, so don't jump to conclusions about what's really going on here. There's been information leaked that the boy, while living with his mother, has had problems in school and hasn't progressed the way he should, as well as behavioral problems. Kelsey may only be wanting to help get him out of a school he feels a failure in and asked his dad to let him live there, so he could get some help with his schooling and Kelsey may have thought he could get him back on track. Would that be so evil? Perhaps he knew already that there was no way his ex would allow BOTH kids to live with him, so he proposed this measure, to help his son. We don't have the full picture. I do know that putting this out is inexcusable behavior on Camille's part, though.

1200 days ago
114.

sandy    

This guy has a creep factor of 1000% have no clue what any woman would see in him.

1200 days ago
115.

babyz65    

cant stand her, and he aint much better, but who is really going to pay for this is their poor daughter that has to go to school and be teased about how her weirdo father doesnt want her. I think putting this out to the press is a horrble mistake on Camille's part......sad

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116.

trixie-sm    

It is obvious if you read the do***ent, even your copy closer, it is about a weekend/day visit on may 11 and the return date is cut off.....and the press is making it out as a bigger issue than it is or should be!!! AS usual one side never tells the entire truth....

1200 days ago
117.

cak    

Grammer calls himself a "Father". How dare he try to break up his children. Stay clear, you can teach them nothing but your bad ways.

1200 days ago
118.

Me    

I'd just love to give him one swift kick in the nutz, so I can express how I feel about how he's treating his kids AND their mother.

1200 days ago
119.

Anonymous    

Bad enough that he wanted to split up the kids, but then to LIE about it and accuse Camille of being the one who was lying? What a snake! I'm glad Kelsey got caught in his lie! Maybe Camille isn't as bad as so many people here seem to think she is. She's not the one who left her husband for a younger model, she's not the one who destroyed the family, she's not the one who's STILL trying to break up the family even more, and she's not the one who's lying about everything! I feel sorry for Camille and especially sorry for the daughter. How must it make a child feel to know that your father only wants your sibling and not you as well? It's not like Kelsey can't afford to take care of them both! It's cruel to split up siblings anyway, and no judge in the world is going to allow that. Team Camille! Those children belong with the parent who loves them BOTH equally and truly is putting THEIR best interests first, unlike Kelsey who is only putting his OWN selfishness first. Go, Camille! Protect your family!

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120.

Anonymous    

Bad enough that he wanted to split up the kids, but then to LIE about it and accuse Camille of being the one who was lying? What a snake! I'm glad Kelsey got caught in his lie! Maybe Camille isn't as bad as so many people here seem to think she is. She's not the one who left her husband for a younger model, she's not the one who destroyed the family, she's not the one who's STILL trying to break up the family even more, and she's not the one who's lying about everything! I feel sorry for Camille and especially sorry for the daughter. How must it make a child feel to know that her father only wants her brother and not her as well? It's not like Kelsey can't afford to take care of them both! It's cruel to split up siblings anyway, and no judge in the world is going to allow that. Team Camille! Those children belong with the parent who loves them BOTH equally and truly is putting THEIR best interests first, unlike Kelsey who is only putting his OWN selfishness first.

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