kelsey_grammer_wife.jpgKelsey Grammer and Camille Grammer appear to be one step closer to making their divorce official. The story of Kelsey and Camille's marriage and divorce is a complicated tale involving money and fame, but we'll bring you up to speed.

Kelsey, the actor best known for his portrayal of Dr. Frasier Crane on television for 20 years, married Camille, now the star on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," in 1997. At the time of their wedding, Kelsey was among the highest paid television stars. At the peak of his earning power, Grammer earned $700,000 for every episode he filmed of "Frasier."

Although Grammer was fabulously wealthy from his television earnings, many people credit Camille with helping Grammer grow his earnings into even more wealth. Together they established Gramnet Productions, which has produced several television programs including "Medium." It is now estimated that Grammer now owns about $100 million in assets.

However, the couple separated this summer after 13 years of marriage. To complicate matters, Kelsey Grammer is engaged to Kayte Walsh, a 27-year-old flight attendant. Kelsey has wanted to finalize his divorce from Camille as quickly as possible so he can marry Kaye Walsh.

Unfortunately for Kelsey, he never signed a prenuptial agreement with Camille. Negotiations over the complex division of marital property have slowed down the process of finalizing his divorce from Camille. However, reports indicate that a family court judge will grant a final divorce this week. This will end the marriage, but it will not resolve the issue of marital property division.

Because there was no prenuptial agreement between Kelsey and Camille, Camille believes she is entitled to as much as 50 percent of the $100 million dollars. Oddly enough, Kelsey has expressed his desire to marry Kayte Walsh as quickly as possible and has expressed no desire to sign a prenuptial agreement with her.

Sources:, "Grammer's divorce to be finalized Thursday," 2/7/2011

The Huffington Post, "Camille Grammer Demands $50 Million In Divorce Settlement: Report," 12/30/2010