As I sit down to write this blog for the first time I am struck by two things. One is that I am so sincerely glad that I did this show. Even though, It has been quite an experience, and a daunting task at times. The second is how much a person's life can change in such a short amount of time. We are only three episodes in, and I am finding myself looking at my past with much trepidation.
I was still blissfully unaware of the drastic changes that were going to happen in my personal life.
This week, on the show, I was thrilled to see myself enjoying spending time with some of my oldest and dearest friends. Nick, who I played tennis with, and who surprised me in Las Vegas (although I was quite sure at the time that he was sent as a watch-dog for my husband) and Tricia, Nick's wife who you didn't see on camera this week, but hopefully will soon. Tricia was also in Vegas, but was back at the room getting ready for a John Mayer concert when the cameras were rolling. Nick and Tricia have been dear friends of both Kelsey and I for nearly a decade.
I have to thank Adrienne again for a wonderful trip to Las Vegas. I really enjoyed the time I spent with these wonderful, intelligent, and interesting women. I do think I was somewhat disconnected from the group that weekend. I suppose on some level I was feeling the need for quiet reflection. I have always been person who has been more comfortable around men. Maybe it was because I was so close to my brother and father. Through my time spent with them when I was young, I developed my love for sports and cars. Don't get me wrong I love a good fashion show as much as any girl—I just had a lot of time to develop other, not- so-girly interests in addition to shoes and purses. I find I really put careful consideration into my friendships with women because the relationships can be so sensitive. Let's face it: some women can be down right catty. This is what makes me cautious, but also what makes my true friendships so dear to me.
Also on the show this week you saw what was the beginning of a misunderstanding between Kyle and myself. I have learned over the past 14 years to keep my family life private and have become quite guarded in this respect. I know that seems contrary to a reality show, but it is still a learning process of what to share and what to keep private. I really felt that Kyle was a virtual stranger to me, and when she was riffling so many pointed questions at me about my vacation plans, it felt very intrusive—almost an interrogation of sorts. This lead to a misunderstanding, and, well, the story will continue from there.
It is interesting to watch yourself on a reality show. It makes you think about the things that you say and how what you meant to convey can be so easily miscommunicated and misunderstood. I am a playful person, and my playful sarcasm may be falling on deaf ears. My self-deprecating humor may not be as funny as I thought. I may have to put off publishing my first "joke book" until I fine-tune my craft.
Lastly I want to thank all of the true fans of the show. I know that this season will not disappoint them. There’s so much more to see—we are only getting warmed up. I do appreciate the support both for the show and personally in my time of evolution.
Until next time, Camille
You got what you kept saying that you wanted, to be a separate person from Kelsey Grammer. I hope that you like it. Also, we get it, you love men. Why do you keep saying that?
Reality Needs to Set In
Camille, Lets be real you and Kelsey are breaking up okay Boo hoo, I am sure that you will bounce back, you don't look like a woman that will have a hard time finding a replacement. I doubt very seriously that Kelsey sent that man to watch you, other wise he would be there himself. He is not afraid of losing you at this point, not if he can go away for an entire year to do a play please. He could fine something else to do much closer to home and family.It is not like you need the money. Before now, to be honest I have never heard of you, so I can not say how much help or work you do with Kelsey. You really think highly of yourself but not enough where you feel the need to be the center of attention when men are around. Please get a grip life is about to show you what it is really all about. So get ready for the ride.
hmmm i have had friends like you,i think you are highly misunderstood,women are jealous catty creatures,don't let anyone bring you down, theirs got to be someone thown to the wolves on these shows and i have a feeling you've been selected:(
If you want to keep your family life private, why does everything that comes out of your mouth regard your husband?
If your husband, sent Nick to keep an eye on you while you were in Vegas, then why did you thank him for coming...hmmm? I suppose you got your wish, your now single.
I think that you are absolutely beautiful! Besides being beautiful, there is a kindness and sweetness about you that a lot of women will not acknowledge because they're looking for something negative. There is always one in the group that seems to get picked on or picked apart. I hope you're not the one who is going to be picked on. However, I was glad to hear you say that you will stand up for yourself. I think that the friction boils down to a bit of jealously. That's my opinion. I sincerely hope that we don't have one to ask the question, What is there to be jealous of? hahahaha. I haven't seen you be rude,mean or negative towards anyone, so this friction towards you should not be happening.
Since we didn't see the actual footage of the exchange between you and Kyle and going on what she said she asked you-she shouldn't have. If you told her that you were going to Hawaii that should have been the end of it, unless you volunteered additional information. If you are not friends with her, she did not need to know who would be going, etc. I'm a very private person and I feel like my privacy is being invaded if I am asked questions about things that I did not volunteer the information about. I'm not intrusive and I don't like to feel the need to explain. I totally understand your point of view.
My prayers are with you. Just keep being your wonderful and beautiful self. Don't let the small stuff get you down.
I think you're awesome. Not only do we have the same name but you're flirtatious just like me. I too prefer the male company over female and tonight's episode is a clear example why. Women can be so jealous and insecure. Lisa and especially Kyle were sending so much hatred your way. You worked it, owned it and your body looks darn good.
Camille, even though that guy that joined you in Vegas was only a friend, can you see why most of the women at the table thought the relationship between the two of you seemed inappropriate? I agree with Kyle, that was inappropriate that you were kissing your friend's husband on the lips like that. And I get that you want to be a separate person from your husband, but you are the one always bringing him up, so how can you expect people to see you for you when you are always mentioning him? i have to be honest, I haven't warmed up to you yet, you come off as a bit too into yourself and not very geniune
Honestly, did you think that the viewers were going to welcome you with open arms? It probably stems from your total lack of disregard to all of us viewers who come back week after week to watch. Ya we get it, you certainly are not doing it for the money. So why are you doing it?
love you camille! ur so pretty! keep your heads up! a fine lady like you will never run out of men! throw away that piece of comedian.
It must be so hard to watch your life play out on television. having other people judge every aspect of your personality just sounds like a nightmare. I wish you all the best.
Camille, If you want to set yourself apart from your husband and show us who you are then stop bringing him up. You should also look around. Would you have what you have without him? I think what you feel is subtle, the reference to all you have and do, seem phony and superficial. I think you need to spend some time on your own to figure out who you are. The image you portray is not a confident, independent woman. I am sure you are a smart, beautiful person. It would be great to see that shine through. You should spend more time with Adrienne and learn how to be yourself, beautiful, strong, independent and confident.
Camille, you are absolutely gorgeous !!!! love your style to. I can already see the haters and it's qute comical.... I like Kyle to but you are " by far the hottest" housewife in all the housewives series... Well, put Cynthia in that mix too....
I understand why you don't have good relationships with women. You were flirting rediculously with every man on the show today. You should really consider taking some etiquette classes, so you can learn what is appropriate behavior in a social setting.
I understand why you don't get along with other women. You flirt shamelessly with every man you come into contact with including the married ones. You should take an etiquette class to learn how to behave in a social setting.
this person above my comment is JJJJJealous!!!!!get over it people,continue to be you camille! beautiful in all aspects!
you are wonderful. dance your ass off love! just because you can shake it does not qualify you for the harsh things the other woman were dishing out. i understand your reservations for the new relationships with the other women... i am the same way and it is inspiring to see a woman out there being who she is and proud of it! keep being you, its admirable!
I know this had to be very hard for you to watch this show. I felt so bad for you after you said so many nice things about Kelsey and all the while he was planning the demise of the relationship. I never really understood women who find the need to get involved with someone husband and on top of that get pregnant. If this man didn't have a dime to his name I don't think this would have happen. A man Kelsey age should know better. I want to commend you as well as prayer for you to stay strong.
My condolences regarding your divorce. You came into the world alone and you will make it alone! Much luck to you and your family.
Regarding the situation with Kyle, I think she's telling the truth. I know I'm a very inquisitive person and tend to ask people questions that have nothing to do with me, just to get the full picture of the person. What Kyle said sounds realistic that you would make up her comment just to justify your reaction. I just don't see any of the girls having enough animosity towards you to say "Why would anyone be interested in you without Kelsey there", Please! Crap like this happens, but again, I wish you much happiness, God Bless
Its obvious you like men. You like the attention they give and women don't give you the same attention. Other women might steal that attention from you. Hence why you think women are catty. You seem like the catty one who thinks you are so hot. You want and need people to tell you how hot you think you are-its called fishing for compliments. You should act like a woman your age not a twenty year old
Oh boy, let the cattiness begin! Women are cruel and the comments posted so far demonstrate that. Camille, you are exactly the type of woman that gets burned at the stake by other women - for no reason other than being your vibrant, sexy self - so no wonder you're cautious about other women. No matter how you conduct yourself, you're going to be a target - so be you and enjoy. And for all the haters - really? Aren't you just so tired of being petty and jealous?
I got my husband to watch the show last night. He and I both thought you were flirtatious - in a good natured way. You said and did nothing out of line. All of you ladies are so beautiful, so there should be no reason for jealousy. Best wishes to you, Camille.
Well Camille still looks back on all that's changed since this week's episode was filmed,One is that I am so sincerely glad that I did this show. Even though, It has been quite an experience, and a daunting task at times, totally agreed with the blog....
You're beautiful, both, on the outside & certainly on the inside. Those two (2) rarely go hand-in-hand.
I like women like yourself who can "hang" with the group of guys & not make the guys feel like they're with a bunch of catty chicks. Guys just hang-out without any effort involved,.
Most women who hang-out together roll their eyes behind each others' backs or make passive-aggressive comments to each other, etc...
Lets face it - It's easier hanging out with guys !!
RHOBH is a great show, I am a fan of this, as I am of the others. I am sorry your marriage took a turn while filming this episode, and you were unaware of what would unfold. However, you really, really, really were quite a bit flirty with your friend Nick. Maybe your husband sensed that over these ten years....Just sayin'. I mean, if it were that obvious in a few segments of a reality show, what was the flirt level like on a regular basis? It's a shame you don't enjoy the company of women as much as men.Life is great with friends you can trust adn whom you can depend upon.
On first impression, you appear shallow and completely into the Hollywood scene...and yourself. Your dancing style in Vegas was a little too flirtatious and definately attention-getting. If you don't want to give people the wrong impression, then you need to hold back a little. I find your interviews on the show very callus and insincere; just try being real like Lisa and Kyle are. Having said that, I do wish you well w/ your life. NO one should be blind-sided by anyone like you were by your husband. Shame on him. You are a smart busuness woman; show Kelsey how you can rise above and succeed w/o him.
I am sure it was very hard for you to have the whole world watch the breakdown of your marriage. It would be for anyone.
I think you need to reach out to these women and let them comfort you during this time. You also need to stop trying so hard. Be yourself not the person you have been forced to be infront of the cameras. Maybe if you show them the real you they will warm up to you.
IGNORE all the HATERZ on here !!
Why do women always hate the Hottest girl among them ??
CAMILLE GRAMMER is: - Beautiful - Intelligent - Playful - Genuine
Accept It !!
I thought the episode was great last night. I love Vegas and was glad to see it part of the show. I have enjoyed the show but I hope things will not change from here. If it's going to be you and Kyle fighting for the rest of the time then it will not be enjoyable to watch any more. If women are so catty like you say then don't be part of that. I loved your dress last night at the concert.
Response to this comment...If these women do not want their life played out on television, having people judge them...then don't do a reality show!!!!
I think you're fun too. Maybe you like to flirt, but hey, who wouldn't, if we all looked like that. I think you're just adorable, and the most real of all the housewives. And I'm sorry, you're totally hotter than Kyle. And you look younger than any of them. This is why they have to get bitchy when you're dancing and having a good time: JEALOUS!
For someone with so many "not-so-girly" interests, you certainly flaunt your sex appeal quite a bit. I have had many friends like you who say they love to hang out with men because women are too catty. However, did you ever consider that the women react negatively to you because you are flirting with their significant others or talking about your breasts in front of them? You see, you are not a woman who is a true tomboy. I did not see you hanging out with the men at the pool talking about sports or going out to play golf with them. You were talking about your breasts!!!! This is why women might get irritated with you. They are not being catty. Any woman in her right mind would see the absurdity in a woman sitting in a bikini speaking to other people's husbands about her breasts. Right????
Here's a helpful tip: It's not enough to be pretty and sexy--which works through your 20's. But by the time you're in your 40's, people (and yes, especially other women) expect you to have CHARACTER to go with that. And that's more than a personality (eg. I like sports because I like guys). It means having an interest in things outside of yourself and something other than yourself to talk about. When in doubt, ask questions about other people! (Note: this may require reading, learning, introspections and an interest in others). In a place like BH, it's sad to see the carnage of so many shallow women with fading looks who never learned that you can't sexualize every relationship. Be better than that.
Very pretty and great bod BUT you could/should take lessons from Adrienne - a humble class act! You can really tell you are not a businesswoman and di not grow up w money! Sad!
hey, I think you're going to find that your IBS is going to go away - I had it when I was married, and once I left him, the IBS went away and has been gone for years - so there's some good news for you to look forward to!
OMG...Two sides and I would LOVE to hear Kelsey's side for sure. Based on what I have seen on this show, I think I already know. You need to look past your beauty and see what is really inside.....not pretty
So people like you can comment. Judging someone based on what you seen from 3 episodes? Clearly you enjoy the drama and having the power to make comments anonymously :)
Wow what a cruel thing to say to someone! Do you know the ins and outs of what went on throughout their marriage? NO because you don't know them personally.
I have learned over the past 14 years to keep my family life private and have become quite guarded in this respect. I know that seems contrary to a reality show, but it is still a learning process of what to share and what to keep private.
ok, reading these two sentences again, makes me question your genuineness and true loyalty to your family and their privacy. Maybe you are different in person than what I see. Again sorry that your marriage didn't make it, the truth is all that money and luxury can't fix everything. You credit yourself for what your husband has accomplished in his career. But wasn't he a success before he met you????
You should blog often, your writing gives us a much better insight to who you really are than the show portrays you. Bravo for acknowledging that some of your comments "fall on deaf ears" as I believe some of them do. I look forward to gettting to know you better both through your show and through your blogs. After reading this, I feel much better about you as a whole, I mean that in a nice way :) I'm so sorry that you are going through what you are going through.
Trust me I am not your fan but I am so sorry about your divorce and after reading the article in People Magazine I am so apall by your ex behavior. Good luck to you
Live Life- Have fun! I'll enjoy watching you come into your own. Being married to a celebrity, must have been very difficult- especially when young gorgeous women will throw themselves at your husbands feet!!!! I couldn't imagine the constant worry of having to stay young and hot at all moments or the barrage of constant women you had to compete with to keep your husbands attention. I can see why you have a hard time with women. But, i think you are going to be so much happier without that burden. Now coming out from his shadow, people need to give you time to change those insecurities, and defensive actions of competing with other women. Although, I understand the other women being upset with the outward flirting, cause I wouldn't want that around my husband- I don't think that is WHO u are, just what evolved being married to a celebrity. Like I said before, it will be interesting to see you come into your own-- but please, please be fun!!!! Love it!
Oh, one last note- why didn't anyone get upset with the lady (funny don't remember her name) provactively eating the cotton candy!