Camille Grammer: 'It's Very Difficult To Co-Parent With Someone Who Won't Speak To You'

December 11, 2012
Camille Grammer steps out at Hamptons Magazine's celebration with cover star Andy Cohen at the Hudson Hotel in New York City on August 8, 2011 -- Getty Premium

Camille Grammer said she and ex Kelsey Grammer are only speaking through their legal counsel when it comes to co-parenting their children.

"It's very difficult to co-parent with someone who won't speak to you, text you or e-mail you," Camille told Anderson Cooper for the Tuesday installment of his talk show, "Anderson Live."

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"He doesn't speak to me at all. So it's very, very difficult because I've reached out to him," she added. "I think it's very important to be amicable to raise children and he refuses to."

Asked how they communicate, Camille said it has been a costly process.

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"It's usually through lawyers. So we are spending a fortune just to try to co-parent, which is ridiculous," she said.

Camille went on to claim that her kids -- Mason, 11, and Jude, 8 -- can't use her first name at Kelsey's home.

"The kids at this point, which is kind of sad I found this out, that they are not allowed to same my name in the house. So these poor kids, my daughter and my son can't say my name in their father's house," she said. "I think they can say, 'mom'... but they can't say my name. They can't say 'Camille.'

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"I feel horrible. I call my lawyers and say, 'What's my recourse in this? What do I do as a parent?' because I feel bad for them," she continued. "It must be stressful for them to not be able to say their mother's name but there is no recourse because we already settled our custody."

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