Kelsey Grammer Battles 'Malicious' Rumors About Kids
Actor says he did talk to his kids on Fathers Day
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2010 10:47 AM CDT
Kelsey Grammer, right, Camille Donatacci, left, and their daughter, Mason Olivia Grammer, arrive for the Opening Night Gala for KOOZA in Santa Monica, Calif., on Oct. 16, 2009.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – Kelsey Grammer says the rumor that he didn't fly home or call his kids on Father's Day is false and "malicious," PopEater reports. "The truth is I did call my kids that evening," Grammer wrote on his website. Mason, 8, and Jude, 5, are the actor's kids with his third wife, Camille Donatacci, from whom he's splitting after 13 years of marriage. TMZ has suggested that the Father's Day incident—or nonincident—was the last straw for Donatacci.

"Camille and I had been discussing the possibility of a separation for some time before all this happened," Grammer wrote. "She finally decided she should file. I respect her for this decision."