Kelsey Grammer has filed court papers requesting primary physical custody of the two children he has with ex-wife Camille.
The new custody arrangement would give 42-year-old Camille the kids – Mason, 9, and Jude, 6 – for half of their summer and half of their winter break. In the filing, Kelsey, 56, has asked that this begin July 2.
A close friend of Camille’s says she is not taking this request lightly.
“She will fight like hell to keep her children with her, being raised by her, exactly where the children wish to be,” the close friend says.
The friend of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star describes Camille as a “loving and compassionate mother.”
“He abandoned his family and got married within months of separating from Camille, all of which speaks volumes about his parenting and his respect for his current children,” the friend adds.
Kelsey then married the woman he was having an affair with, 29-year-old flight attendant Kayte Walsh, on February 25.
“Camille looks forward to a full and complete professional evaluation,” the friend continues, “which she is more than confident will show her to be the more appropriate person to be primarily responsible for the custody of the children.”
Kelsey’s rep says “Any statement would be inappropriate. The filing speaks for itself.”