With millions of dollars and a profitable production company at stake, Frasier star Kelsey Grammer should have gotten divorce advice in Pasadena before he decide to skip the pre-nuptial agreement with now-estranged spouse Camille Donactacci. News of Grammer's new girlfriend Kayte Walsh's pregnancy hit over the weekend and could cost the Emmy winner a pretty penny in divorce proceedings.
Earlier this summer, Grammer took a proactive, "nothing to see here" sort of approach on his blog when he explained his divorce from Donactacci, whom he married in 1997. Grammer told reporters that news of infidelity on his part was nothing but a vicious rumor. Word from the actor's camp was that the split was amicable and mutual. The couple was said to have been focusing on the well-being of their two children, daughter Mason and son Jude. Yet Grammer changed his tune this week when he told TMZ that he and Walsh are expecting a child later this year.
An already complicated divorce could now be even more so since the cause does, in fact, appear to be infidelity. Without a prenuptial agreement in place, Donactacci's lawyers could be after a bigger sum then the standard no-contest California divorce could possibly yield. The assets of the couple are vast as Grammer is rumored to worth an estimated $85 million dollars. Tabloids are reporting that Donactacci is seeking a settlement of $30 million as well a chunk of the actor's production company that produced long-running hits likeGirlfriends and Medium. Also up for grabs are the three homes Grammer and Donactacci have in Malibu, New York and Colorado. Legal experts note that if Donactacci's team does pursue a large lump sum of the actor's fortune then Grammer's camp will, in turn, deny requests for monthly spousal support.