Reality TV finally caught up with reality last night, when Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills', Camille Grammer revealed that husband Kelsey is leaving her. Though news of the split has been playing out in the press since late last year, the episode featuring the revelations had not yet aired.
On the show, Grammer somberly states: "Prior to the Tony awards my husband called me in the middle of the night and told me that he was done with our marriage...I begged him please don't leave and don't leave the family. It's devastating," she said.
Later in the episode, she flies to New York to attend the Tony Awards with her ex, attempting to salvage their marriage. To Camille's dismay, Kelsey arranges for her to stay in a hotel, rather than the apartment they own in the city.
Champagne is poured before they leave for the awards, and Camille suggests that they toast "to love." Kelsey murmurs his agreement, and calmly replies, "I'm particularly thrilled with all the love I've received from the British people"--namely, his fiancee Kayte Walsh.
"She was nice, and we both said hello. She has a very strong handshake. It was uncomfortable. Kelsey looked shocked. The look on his face," Camille said. "It's the first time I've seen him and her together. And with my children, that was uncomfortable."
When Cohen revealed that Letterman was going to show a clip of Kayte and the kids while interviewing Kelsey, Camille remarked, "He uses the kids as props."
On next week's episode of "The Real Housewives," Camille breaks down to a friend about her heartbreak:
"We've been together for...14 years, married for almost 13. Who is this woman?" she said. "Does she not know that she's destroying a family? She's destroying my family, my children."