Actor Kelsey Grammer recently petitioned the court seeking sole custody of his children with ex-wife Camille Donatacci.
Grammer, currently in Chicago filming his new series, Boss, has requested that daughter Mason, 9, and son, Jude, 6, stay with their mother for half of their summer and winter breaks from school, remaining with him and new wife Kayte Walsh for the rest of the year. But Camille’s publicist, Howard Bragman, tells Pop Eater‘s Rob Shuter that the kids aren’t exactly on board with their father’s plans.
“The children are at home with Camille where they want to be,” says Bragman.
Since their parents’ messy divorce, Mason and Jude have spent most of their time with their mother in California, visiting Kelsey on the east coast where he lives with Walsh; just one of the many reasons friends of Camille say that the kids should stay put.
“The children have routines, school, friends, and are surrounded by people they know and love,” another source tells Shuter. “To move them across the country to spend time with their dad and his new wife, whom they hardly know, and nannies while their father is working makes no sense at all.”
Kelsey and Camille were married for 13 years before the former Fraiser actor ended their relationship.
Camille discovered that Kelsey was dating Kayte Walsh while he was in New York City performing on Broadway. The fallout from his affair and the couple’s divorce was caught on camera as Camille starred in Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Grammer and Walsh tied the knot in February 2011, just days after his divorce from Donatacci was finalized.