Hope Over Experience: Kelsey Grammer Preparing for $50 Million Divorce Payout To Third Wife While Refusing Pre-Nup With Fourth Wife To Be

It is becoming abundantly clear why Kelsey Grammer did not play a lawyer on television. The Frasier star is about to divorce his third wife, Camille Donatacci, who reportedly refused a $30 million settlement because it did not include child support or alimony. He did not have a prenup. However, Grammer, 55, wants to hurry along the divorce so he can marry his fourth wife, 29-year-old Kayte Walsh. However, he is again refusing to do a pre-nup because he is certain this time that they are meant for each other. The case is a textbook account of the limits on lawyers being able to protect clients from themselves.

Camille is likely to get around $50 million.

Wife number four is expected to wed him as soon as wife number three is paid off. Grammer seems to treat marriage like bad gamblers treat poker — the next hand will be the one I have been waiting for. I give him points for romance but this appears the ultimate example of hope triumphing over experience.

I can only imagine the consultation with his attorney, who is duty bound to gently suggest that he could make the pre-nup ceremony quite romantic and fun for both parties. Alternatively, has he considered gratuitous relations as an alternative to marriage? At this rate, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is going to dedicate a shrine to Grammer with a plaque reading “Follow Thy Heart . . . And Retain Thy Lawyer.”

Of course, divorce lawyers are not the only members of the bar facing recidivists but few feel free to give the most direct advice: [warning bad language]

Source: NY Post

Jonathan Turley

55 thoughts on “Hope Over Experience: Kelsey Grammer Preparing for $50 Million Divorce Payout To Third Wife While Refusing Pre-Nup With Fourth Wife To Be”

  1. Blouise:

    “… but I will not, even with your hearty recommendation, watch “Camille is the designated “bee-aatch” …”

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    Sure, sure there, Blouise. Long ago, JT once bragged on this very blawg that he had never seen a “reality show.” Then, after my plentiful remonstrances, I began to see all manner of articles on Paul Potts and Susan Boyle — even a reference to Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice.” Don’t know what happened up there in esoteric McLean, but I suspect JT happened upon Leslie watching them as he was strolling through the family room with his book of Chaucer in hand. Ah, that corrupting TV!

  2. anon,

    I’d have to get divorced first …. 🙂

    Forty-four years ago, when I got married, I think I had more money than my husband but now he probably has more than I do … my non-prenup backfired?

  3. mespo, mespo, mespo … I will read Jefferson, I will dig into the depths of the Enlightenment, I will even rethink my attitude towards government interference in advertising but I will not, even with your hearty recommendation, watch “Camille is the designated “bee-aatch” …

    On the other hand … Did you hear the one about the camel and the man who sat down at the bar ….

  4. So… why are we sitting here judging Grammer’s marital choices?

    Most here are promoting the inherently selfish construct of a pre-nup, all while decrying selfishness as an evil to society in every other regard.

  5. lottakatz wrote:

    “I watch the fashion design or cooking competition shows. What with all of those tightly wound folks with their knife caddies and their scissors and rolling fabric cutters I just know one day someone is going to get really peeved and take the situation into Freddy v Jason territory”

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    lol…very funny, lottakatz. I’ve watched Fashion Runway a few times — I think that’s what it’s called. Also, an occasional dance on Dancing with the Stars… Who among us didn’t want to see Tom DeLay on the floor? Also, the occasional cooking show, though I can’t recall the woman’s name… Oh, it’s Lidia Bastianich. She ends every show with a hearty, “Tutti a tavola a mangiare!”, as she summons her guests to the table…

  6. FFleo:

    “What amazes me is how Prof. T. and Mespo do all the things they do in a 24-hour period. During the 3-year period of learning the process of law, do they teach students how to work/read/write/coach/propagate/et cetera/ad nauseum/ while asleep or do they have a formula for how to avoid sleep altogether?”

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    “But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.”

    ~Robert Frost

  7. Mike S:

    Great choices, too.

    Blouise:

    I read that Churchill enjoyed all of the ribald jokes of his era. Call me Winnie, I guess.

  8. mespo727272: “Old news, JT. Had you merely watched each and every episode of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” as I did and do, you would know this already. Camille is the designated “bee-aatch” on the show”


    Just when I thought I was out they pull me back in.

    Darnit man, now you’ve done it. I watched a some of the eps. of the New York housewives-from-hell show, it was like watching the mean girls in high school. Now, like a moth to a flame, I’m just going to have to look around YouTube for some of the California eps to get a look at Camille. 🙂

    I watch the fashion design or cooking competition shows. What with all of those tightly wound folks with their knife caddies and their scissors and rolling fabric cutters I just know one day someone is going to get really peeved and take the situation into Freddy v Jason territory 🙂

  9. What amazes me is how Prof. T. and Mespo do all the things they do in a 24-hour period. During the 3-year period of learning the process of law, do they teach students how to work/read/write/coach/propagate/et cetera/ad nauseum/ while asleep or do they have a formula for how to avoid sleep altogether?

  10. Mes’po,
    I too am amazed that you, a man of such intellect and taste,
    would watch any of the “housewives” shows. My wife and I, for instance, never watch them, much preferring the depth of such as “Millionaire Matchmaker,” “Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab.” and
    “Jerseylicious.”

  11. Old news, JT. Had you merely watched each and every episode of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” as I did and do, you would know this already. Camille is the designated “bee-aatch” on the show (a’ la Michaele Salahi on the “Real Housewives of D.C.”) and was all too happy to flaunt her marriage to the former Cheers/Frazier star. We trash reality TV show fans already knew something was afoot when Kelsey refused to return home to sunny LA (Maibu to be exact) during breaks from his Broadway show. Seems something was in the air up there in New York. Grammer is quite smitten over his airline stewardess fiance’.

  12. “[warning bad language]”
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    Well, Prof T. I have been reading The Legal Satyricon (TLS) a couple of times the last few days because at least one regular here has posted comments trying to set them boys straight over there, regarding the Blawg 100 issue.

    Therefore, there are now no mo’ cuss words existing in the *Entire Universe* that I have not heard or read after viewing the TLS frat boyz’ blue prose….

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