Camille reflects on the better times in this episode and shares her condolences for Taylor.
Posted by Camille Grammeron Sep 15, 20110
This season has started with such a sense of sadness. The passing of Russell Armstrong has deeply affected all of us. It is still hard to comprehend and difficult to talk about. All I am comfortable expressing is my sincerest condolences for Taylor, Kennedy, and the rest of the Armstrong family. In the wake of this tragedy, I ask you to remember that this entire season was filmed months ago and long before this sad situation befell my friend Taylor.
Watching this season, so far, has proven to be a task -- not so much for the viewing of my own footage, but because of the heart-breaking footage of Taylor’s struggle. That is why I am grateful that there are moments of happy, girl times like we all get to view this week at my Beaver Creek home.
I was so excited to take the girls to ski in Colorado. I wanted to share this amazing home with my friends before I put it on the market. Every time I return to visit this house my mind is flooded with the joyful memories of my children. This home was a place for family fun and togetherness. I will always treasure the memories of these family outings.
I enjoyed this time the girls and was grateful that they made the journey. We had a similar purpose (to get to the bottom of the mountain). We enjoyed some stories and laughs. All of this was medicine for my soul. When I saw the last scene with Kyle and Taylor I was crushed. I am so heartbroken for her. I am reminded how fragile and vulnerable we can all be at times, and it is important to know where to turn for help.
For those of you who love homes, like I do, and are curious in knowing a little more about the house in Beaver Creek, I thought I would share a few details. I helped design this home with Eddy Doumas and Dana Hugo, the creative geniuses at Worth Interiors. We wanted to play off the natural and rustic materials of the house, so we chose to blend together a combination of warm contemporary and rustic furnishings. In order to capture our family personality, I was hoping to achieve an environment that was relaxed but still amusing. It is styled in a manner befitting a ski home but with a sense of the unexpected.
Camille, I agree with others who say you have changed for the better . I'm not sure if it was seeing yourself or just the influence of Kelsey. He was always one of my favorite characters, now I realize that is exactly what he was , a character. You are a strong role model for other celebrity wives. Keep it up!!
Camile, I had the benefit of watching season 2 prior to catching a marathon
Viewing of season 1. I half to reiterate many of the other bloggers in stating
that you seem much more down to earth in season 2 than season 1. I was somewhat surprised at your season 1 behavior, which seemed conceded, arrogant and obnoxious. Maybe it was the season 1 editing that portrayed you in this light or maybe it was due to your " larger than life", high profile marriage clouding your view of reality at the time. You are definitely my favorite cast member in season 2. I think you have handled your divorce with grace and dignity and seem much more humble than in the previous season. I have lost all respect of your ex husband who has behaved so selfishly!!! It is one thing to be unhappy in a marriage but to behave and carry on the way he has is discusting. I wish you and your children
all the best!
Camille, I am so happy to see you back and doing so much better this season! I see your true colors and they are beautiful! I would like to know more about your home in LA, AND...what happen to your guy friend that was with you last season?
Happy to really see you this season. Last season I think you were lost and fearful of exposure. Kyle was just a little too interested in your situation. Like a tiger staking its prey. You just weren't ready to open up that part of you life yet. Then that childish she said you said it went on endlessly. Well, thank God that is gone and we can finally see you Camile interact with the ladies and it is a very soft and lovely expression of yourself. Good luck to your and your family.
First of all, I just wanted to apologize. Last season, I was annoyed with the comments you made and it seemed like you were a rich snob. I did not have a good impression of you and I had made a post to your blog that was in poor taste. After seeing you so far this season, I see how genuine you are and what a good person you are. I'm sorry for making any mean spirited comments about you. You have been my favorite person on the show so far - showing your grace and style. I don't know if it has been due to the show's editing that portrayed you in a different light or the struggles you have gone through...but you are strong and a wonderful, genuine person.
Glad to see that my first impression of you was completely wrong! This season you're my favorite with your class, terrific sense of humor, compassion for others, and love for your friends and family. I feel like we're finally seeing the real you!
Hi Camille You have changed for the better I was not crazy about you last season .I think you are real and you don't brag about how much money you have please please watch out for Brandi she seems like she is going to be a witch.You and kyle and taylor are on the top of the list for being the best.Your friend Jane P. in Marblehead ohio
Boy, talk about a leopard changing its spots!! What a breath of fresh air you have been so far this season. I wanted Kyle to scratch your eyes out last season over what you 'thought' you heard. That was just insanity. Let's not even discuss your 'ex'...he's not worth the effort. You seem to be in a much better place this season and able to be a true friend. Keep up the good work. You are proving you are well worth it.
I am glad you came back this season as we are getting to meet the real you! You are awesome and I find it hard to believe that I didn't like you before. You are the best thing to come out of your marriage, by far, you are so strong, beautiful and funny! Congratulations on getting through such a rough period and come out beautiful. I think your digs are spot on and funny!
I LOVE YOU!!!!! Please blog soon!
Loved you last year and LOVE you this year - BTW divorce agrees with you - you are drop dead beautiful this year not that you were not before but MY you look so fresh! Jumping on the trampoline loved it - i think you were always this person just the whole exposing yourself to world made you have a guard up - and the way Kyle talks about everyone I have no doubt she said what she did to you that caused the original problems - she is the mean girl.
I wasn't your biggest fan last season but I have been pleasantly surprised this year! You really seem to be above the drama and focused on what is important in your life right now. I think you now come across as very gracious, kind and classy. Please come back next year, you are now my favorite housewife!!
you are such a joy to watch this season. Last season, I know, was very painful and you were really hurting. You seem to have found yourself and have taken the higher road. It really shows and you risen above the ugliness that was thrust upon you and have found what really matters--your children. I am really rooting for you Camille! You are amazing for trying to support the other women that are going through what you seem to have risen above. Go Girl! Love you!
Janet-Colorado (who wishes she could afford your vacation home here :)
I must say I was in the company of those that strongly disliked you last year. However, after seeing how you have risen above the mess you were placed in by no fault of your's, I can now say...I am a fan.
I wish you the best and lots of happiness for you and your children. So glad to see on the show and watch your compassion for others.
Camille, you are hillarious this season! You were very different last season, obviously due to the jackass you were married to.
You seem much happier, and just more fun. Healing from divorce is difficult, but you are empowering to all women out there going through the same situation.
Kudos to you!!
I am not sure why, but I really like you now. Last year, not so much...and I am not sure why I have changed my mind. It is like a totally different you now. Or maybe this is the way you have always been and we just were not shown this side of you.
Camille, I think you are an amazing friend and someone who is very special and kindhearted. I wish you all the best for you and your children in the future and hope that you find someone to share your life with!
Hi Camille! I really love watching you this season! I think its so great how you've risen above everything that happened last season. You are really fun to watch and you have an air about you that is very admirable because you are not playing the victim card every chance you get. You are moving on with your life which grace and it shows! I love that you came out on top, he looks like a complete d-bag and you have an awesome settlement and getting lots of love! I hope your life continues to get better and better! xoxo
You have become one of my favorites!! Last season you were a little abrasive, but with what was going on in your private life, we can all see why you were on edge. Truth be told, your ex did YOU a favor! How he handled the situation and how he told you, just made my skin crawl. What goes around comes around, I always say! FYI, I won't be watching any of his shows anytime in the near century! You look fabulous and you look happy and healthy!
I didn't like you at first but you are showing glimpses of your true self. Dont get sucked into the glamour and glitz, an audience sees right thru that and class is something that is not worn it is something that shines thru.
I am totally on team Camille...last year not so much..I guess it was that DB X -hubby of yours..the news sure know's how to really drag a nice person threw the mud!! But you came out smelling like a rose and are a better person for doing so..it's true good things come to those who wait! Why you stayed for so long is a mystery to everyone? I guess you truly loved him and love is blind (eye of the beholder) but really you deserve so much better!! Keep up the good work you are a really sweet/nice person and truly a good friend..please don't get messed up in the drama with the others..you and Adrienne are truly good people!! Best of luck with you and your children..
I've always like you, but this season I think we are actually getting the opportunity to see what a class act your truly are. Love your style, you always look so sharp,
and carry yourself beautifully. Humility looks good on you, but don't lose your
sense of humor! Best of luck to you in the new season!
I second the comment that you are a class act. Most of all, I am so happy that you are handling everything so well! You were done so wrong by your ex-husband......good things will come to you in time, Camille. God Bless.
Camille, It is so wonderful it actually see such a sweeter side of you. and I know editing has a alot to do with last season. Your one my favorite castmates on the show now. Not to metion your loyalty and givingness to your friends is also something i admire. Goodluck on your future, not that you'll need it. And lots of love to you and your children.
I am incredibly happy you're on the show again! I figured you were portrayed a certain (negative) way on the first season due to the stress in your life, and I definitely became a huge supporter once I saw you answer all those tough questions and comments on Watch What Happens Live.
Wow, just look at the outpour of fan support you're getting! Add me to the long list. It's so nice to see the real side of you this season. You really are a sweet and lovable person. And beautiful on top of it all. You have so much going for you and I wish you the very best. May this new chapter in your life bring you the most joy and fun you've ever had! :)
I have to say your change from last season to this season has been dramatic. I think within the midst of chaos last year you lost who you were and gave into the drama. This season you came back refreshed and revived. I applaud how you have handled everything!! It gives hope to us girls to always hold your head high.
Not much of a fan last year (thought you'd be the next Jill Zarin) but this season you are absolutely FABULOUS!! You're smart, sophisticated an surprisingly very funny! You're the new underdog we are all rooting for!!! Keep it up!