Camille Grammer jumped at the chance to join The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills so she could finally step out from behind the shadow of her husband, Kelsey Grammer. However, she never realized that she would become one of the most hated Housewives yet. In fact, 52% of readers polled picked Camille as the most hated Housewife--beating out Real Housewives villians Danielle Staub and Michaele Salahi. "I hate Camille and her bitch brigade," tweeted one show fan. Noted another, "Camille needs to be in a padded cell!"
But who is the real Camille? Before she touched down in Beverly Hills, Camille Donatacci was a "nice, funny" and well liked student at Montclair State College in New Jersey, a former classmate tells Life & Style. But after she met Kelsey on a blind date in 1996, a money-hungry, materialistic side emerged. "She moved to the West Coast, and no one I know kept in touch with her after that," says the classmate.
A year later, Camille and Kelsey tied the knot but Camille soon became more committed to the lifestyle than to her husband. The relationship was clearly in trouble when they started filming. "Camille stopped having sex with Kelsey about a year before they broke up," an insider tells Life & Style. And Kelsey now fears her next move. "He pleaded with photographers not to take his picture with his fiancée because his 'soon-to-be ex-wife' would see it and go ballistic," an eyewitness tells Life & Style. "Kelsey claims she shows pictures of the couple to the kids and blames Daddy for the mess."
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