The Real Housewives star accuses ex-husband Kelsey Grammer of grandstanding and disparaging her

By Dahvi Shira and J.D. Heyman
June 02, 2011 03:55 PM
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Camille Grammer is fighting back against estranged husband Kelsey.

Camille, 42, is filing for primary custody of the their two kids, Mason, 9, and Jude, 6. This is less than a month after Kelsey, 56, also sought primary custody.

In Los Angeles Superior Court papers, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star claims Kelsey’s filings were “done in order to create a false impression to the media and to wrongfully disparage” her.

“She will continue to fight aggressively to keep her kids and keep her kids together,” a source close to Camille tells PEOPLE. “Kelsey’s not been civil. [Camille] has tried to reach out without lawyers on multiple occasions and been rebuffed.”

The source, who says Camille “would love to have a relationship with Kelsey for the kids’ sake,” explains that it is impossible because “Kelsey will not communicate with her.”