Oh my. First it was Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry and then Brandi Glanville vs. Eddie Cibrian and Leann Rimes. And now it looks like Camille and Kelsey Grammer want to jump into the pool of celebrities who can’t co-parent even if it meant saving their own lives!
According to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille, things are so bad between her and her ex that her two children Mason and Jude are forbidden from even mentioning their mother’s name while they stay with their father Kelsey and his new wife, Kayte Walsh. Talk about a burn! In a new interview with Anderson Cooper, she says:
“They’re not allowed to same my name in the house. These poor kids, my daughter and my son, can’t say my name in their father’s house. I think they can say Mom’ or The other household. But they can’t say my name. They can’t say Camille.'”
As far as co-parenting with Kelsey, she added:
“It’s very difficult to co-parent with somebody that won’t speak to you, text you or email you. I’ve reached out to him. I think it’s very important to be amicable to raise children, and he refuses to. There’s just so much I can do at this point.”
First off, I’ll say that yes, I feel for Camille, here. Having an ex who refuses to be civil when it comes to your kids just plain sucks. But going back to the “can’t say my name” part, aren’t her kids pretty young to be calling their mother by their first name anyhow? There was a time in my mid-twenties when I tried to be cute by calling my parents by their first names and all I can say is that ended very quickly before it blew up in my face. My mother reminded me that her name will always be mom, no matter how I am or how old she gets. But still, to be referred to as “the other household” is harsh. I wonder if that was Kelsey or Kayte’s suggestion?
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