Celebrity websites were abuzz last week with news that Kelsey Grammer’s wife, Camille Donatacci, has filed for a Southern California divorce. The couple have been married 13 years and have two children, an eight-year-old girl and a five-year-old boy, according to PopEater.com. The site reports that Donatacci lists “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split, and that she “is seeking joint legal and physical custody of the children.”
A number of websites claim the final straw for the couple, and spark for their California divorce, was Grammer’s alleged failure to phone his children when he was away from home on father’s day. The actor responded with a note on his website rejecting that account of the situation and calling it “malicious”.
Grammer is best known for his portrayal of the character “Fraiser Crane” on the 80s TV show “Cheers” and its long-running spin-off series, “Fraiser”. Donatacci, according to PopEater, once modeled for Playboy and is now a regular on a reality series, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”.
Both Grammer’s web posting and a statement released through what TMZ calls a representative for Grammer and Donatacci asked that the couple’s privacy be respected as the California divorce process moves forward.
That desire for privacy is something that anyone suffering through the emotional ups and downs of a Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino or Ventura County divorce can sympathize with. Even when a California divorce is the best course of action for both parties, that does not mean the process will be painless. This is the point at which an experienced and compassionate Orange County divorce and family law attorney can offer invaluable help, support and advice that can help smooth your path through this complex and confusing legal procedure, while ensuring that your rights under the law are respected at all times.