Their two young children can and will be seriously affected by their parents constantly airing their dirty laundry publicly.
Kelsey Grammer, 55, and his soon-to-be-ex-wife Camille, 42, seriously need to shut up about their impending divorce! Despite Kelsey telling David Letterman on Thursday (Jan. 13) that “the kids seem to be doing okay,” Psychologist Julie Armstrong tells HollyBaby.com that the feuding couple needs to stop discussing their issues in public because it’s detrimental their daughter Mason, 8, and son Jude, 5.
“Such a public divorce is very damaging to the children,” says Dr. Armstrong. “They don’t understand why the divorce is happening and they will typically blame themselves. They will try to avoid it but they won’t be able to get away from it,” she explains. “They will be asked by peers and others about what’s going on. It’s embarrassing, they will feel a sense of shame. It will take away from whatever they are working on in their lives.”
Camille, who stars on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, specifically has to be aware of her behavior. “It’s all about Camille right now,” notes Dr. Armstrong. “She is so preoccupied with putting herself out publicly that the kids are not getting the maternal things they need from her. This will cause the kids to feel more anxious for [her] attention.” Do you hear that Camille? It’s time to step away from the spotlight and spend some time bonding with the littlest members of your family.
Also, Mason and Jude are still young enough that they run the risk of being easily influenced and could turn against their father. “Everything Camille says about Kelsey in her house will really split them from their father,” states Dr. Armstrong. “They are young enough for her to demonize him — they will buy everything Camille says about Kelsey.”
Camille and Kelsey, you better figure out how to keep your personal business out of the news fast, because it’s going to make your kids miserable! And that’s just not fair to them at all. They’re innocent bystanders in your bitter war of words.