Kelsey Grammer Is Never Complaining Even After the Tragedies He’s Endured
Jul 21st, 2021
Life is not always rainbows and butterflies. Sometimes, life throws us off balance but we have to make sure that we stand up and ove on. They say that trials should make us stronger. That is true for some people.
For 66-year-old Kelsey Grammer, he’s seen more tragedy than most people have ever come close to. Despite all that, he has never felt sorry for himself nor has he ever complained. In an exclusive interview with Page Six, he’s explaining why.
After the horrific tragedies in his life, Kelsey said, “It was an extraordinary challenge a lot of the time. And there’s been a lot of pain and a lot of great joy. I wouldn’t trade a moment of it except to possibly bring back some people I care about.”
Like others, Kelsey has lost people throughout his life, but probably not as painful and traumatic as how Kelsey did. He was only 6 years old when the trauma began. His father, Frank, was killed during a home invasion in 1968. Then, in 1975, his sister Karen was kidnapped, raped, and murdered. Five years later, his two half-brothers died in a scuba diving accident.
After all this, Kelsey needed a way to escape it all. Kelsey used drugs for a long time. And his addiction had become a problem to the point that the cast of “Frasier” had to intervene. They would show up at his house unsure of what they would walk into, whether he’s still alive or has succumbed to his addiction.
Thankfully in 1996, Kelsey agreed to check into the Betty Ford Center.
Aside from losing people in his life to tragic deaths, Kelsey also had to deal with a series of failed marriages. One of the most unforgettable was when he went through a very public divorce from Camille Grammer. After everything that he has been through in life, some would say that it makes sense how he had trouble making his relationships work.
But despite that, with these marriages, he has four children – Spencer, 37; Greer, 29; Mason, 19; and Jude, 16.
Now, he is married to his fourth wife, British flight attendant Kayte Walsh. Kayte and Kelsey now have three children together – Faith, 8; Kelsey Jr., 6; and Auden, 4. It seems like he’s finally found a sense of peace with Kayte and his growing family.
He shared, “I’ve [been] very blessed that I got a chance to live several lives, and that’s been a great, great satisfaction for me. To have young children at this time of my life is just one of the most amazing joys a person could have. And to have my older children as well, it’s a true blessing. I mean, I have been given great gifts.
” He added, “You know, as corny as it sounds, a day at a time. You have to keep your chin up, not give in. ”
Kelsey is finally experiencing happiness in his personal life. In fact, his career is also catching up. He has a new movie coming out, “The God Committee.” Also, it was announced earlier this year that “Frasier” will be returning to TV. A reboot is expected to premiere hopefully next year on the Paramount+ streaming service and everyone is excited.