“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Camille Grammer makes an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Friday, January 7th. Ellen works out the entire show and Camille joins her on a stationary bike during her interview. She talks about why she decided to star in the reality show and whether or not she’s returning for the second season, her relationship with co-star Kyle Richards and reveals details about her divorce from Kelsey Grammer.
On why Camille decided to star in the reality show…
Ellen: Why did you do it?
Camille: Why did I do it? Kelsey wanted me to do it.
Ellen: Kelsey wanted you to do it?
Camille: Kelsey wanted me to do it. I didn’t want to do the show. I wasn’t ready to expose my life that way. We’ve been a private couple for a long time and I had seen you a couple times at awards shows and stuff like that but for the most part, we kept to ourselves. I was surprised that he wanted me to do to it too. I was like, “Are you crazy? Why are you making me do this?” But he thought it would be good for me to do something that was separate from us being a couple. This is something that was my own thing.
On her relationship with co-star/friend Kyle Richards…
Camille: I love Kyle. We do get along. We are friends. Believe it or not. But at times, you know, our personalities just clash. So there’s one day we love each other and we’re laughing and going to dinner and then two days after, we’re fighting about something ridiculous.
Ellen: And I would assume the producers, because they want it to be good television, in situations, scenarios, and especially if there’s alcohol involved, people will say things and act in ways that they wouldn’t normally if they were sitting at home having juice and cereal.
Camille: I mean, off the camera, we tend to get along but I’m not going to say it’s just for the show because these are real things that are happening in our lives.
On the rumors that she is returning for the second season and details about her divorce…
Ellen: And so now, the rumors are that you’re quitting. That you’re not going to do it again.
Camille: We haven’t decided that yet. Right now, as everybody knows, I’m going through a divorce.
Ellen: Well, let me ask you about that. You said Kelsey wanted you to do this. So you got divorced while you were shooting?
Camille: I found out he wanted out of the relationship during the shooting.
Ellen: How did you find out? Did he tell you?
Camille: A mutual friend called me and said, “I don’t like what he’s doing to you and I don’t like the timing because you’re still in the middle of shooting a reality show.” And then I called him that night and texted him. No answer from him. I waited for three hours and then he called me and said, “I don’t want to be married anymore.”
Will she return for season 2? Find out after the jump! (more…)