10/12/2011 11:16 pm ET Updated Dec 12, 2011

Kelsey Grammer: 'Housewives' Show Is His Gift To Camille

Kelsey Grammer stopped by the Australian morning show "Sunrise" Tuesday to dish on his new show, "Boss," and -- reluctantly -- his recent divorce from "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Camille Grammer.

The couple's relationship woes played out in the spotlight, thanks to Camille's role on the "Housewives" reality show. When asked about Camille's frequent remarks about the split, Grammer said: “In my mind [the show] was my parting gift to her. It was a very difficult marriage and a very difficult decade. I thought, ‘So long, here’s a present for you.’”

Ongoing drama including custody battles, gag orders and Grammer’s marriage a few days after his divorce to flight attendant Kayte Walsh has kept the former couple in the media spotlight. The TV stars were married for 14 years before they split in February 2011.

Grammer was allegedly miffed that the talk show aired footage of himself and his ex-wife in happier times. According to a report by "confidential reporters" at Australia's Herald Sun, Grammer reportedly blasted "Sunrise" producer Mark Beirne following the segment, calling Beirne “a vile person" and "a sick dog." The report also claims that Grammer threw profanities at the producer after coming off the air.