BEVERLY HILLS (LALATE) – Camille Grammer last year was dubbed the villain of RHOBH. One news publication even called Camille Grammer the most hated housewife ever. After criticism that Grammer was the victim of bad editing, Grammer was reportedly reluctant to rejoin the show for a second season. But this season, Grammer has appeared often quiet, sometimes withdrawn, compared to her fellow cast members. This week, Grammer confesses to fans that her appearance was the result of her own battles with Kelsey Grammer, off-camera. Now those battles are earning Grammer a newly found fan base.
Many fans believe Camille Grammer was victimized by bad editing season one and deliberately made to look like a villain. But a quick perusal of BravoTv.com, however, reveals that many viewers believe Camille appears “changed”. From being the nemesis of Kyle Richards last season, Camille is now the soft but no-nonsense housewife. As a result, many fans believe Grammer has become the “hero” of the Housewives this season because of her courage to remain on the show while fighting for custody of her own children.
Camille Grammer’s appearance this week is starkly difference than last season. Grammer tells fans and news she had battles off-camera. “I didn’t know what to expect going into the tea party, however I was pretty much pre-occupied. That week was very difficult for me because my ex-husband filed for full custody and my mind was filled with concern for my children.”
Off-camera, Camille was learning her husband wanted full custody of their children. That personal battle left Grammer almost reluctant to even tape the Tea Party From Hell episode. But unlike other cast members who seemingly “select” when they want to tape episodes or not, Grammer made the appearance.
“For me personally it was a very emotional day so I almost didn’t make the tea party. It was a tough decision for me to even drive all the way to Lisa’s house. I didn’t want to go if there was going to be any drama. I didn’t want to be involved in any because I was going through so much of my own. But there you go, I found myself smack in the middle. It wasn’t by choice.”
Fans have noted the difference in Camille’s appearance. “You have looked sad the last few episodes. Serious. Sorry things are tense and sorry that Taylor involved you in her situations.”
Yet the most frequent word fans use to describe Camille this season is “change”. “You’ve been so strong through all the mess your ex has put you through…with your children as well! You have changed so much, you’re so much more grounded and it’s becoming of you. “
Many fans believe that Grammer’s ability to, by herself, fend off Kelsey’s fights is heroic. “Camille, You are a class act and a role model for women who find themselves going through a divorce. “
Another added “Camille, what a courageous woman you are. You persevere through what must be the most difficult time in your life, in addition to having your struggles broadcast for the world to sit and watch. I admire you and want to personally thank you for sharing your life. “