The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer appears Friday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and dishes about her shocking split with hubby Kelsey Grammer, her relationship with co-star Kyle Richards, and if she'll return for the second season of the hit reality TV show.
Watch a preview clip of Camille's appearance on Ellen
-On why Camille decided to star in the reality show:
Ellen: Why did you do it?
Camille: Why did I do it? Kelsey wanted me to do it.
Ellen: Kelsey wanted you to do it? Camille: Yeah, I didn't want to do the show. I wasn't ready to expose my life that way. We've been a private couple for a long time and I had seen you a couple times at awards shows and stuff like that but for the most part, we kept to ourselves. I was surprised that he wanted me to do to it too. I was like, "Are you crazy? Why are you making me do this?" But he thought it would be good for me to do something that was separate from us being a couple. This is something that was my own thing.
-On her relationship with co-star/friend Kyle Richards:
Ellen: You and Kyle do not get along at all it seems.
Camille: I love Kyle. We do get along. We are friends. Believe it or not. But at times, you know, our personalities just clash. So there's one day we love each other and we're laughing and going to dinner and then two days after, we're fighting about something ridiculous.
Ellen: And I would assume the producers, because they want it to be good television, in situations, scenarios, and especially if there's alcohol involved, people will say things and act in ways that they wouldn't normally if they were sitting at home having juice and cereal.
Camille: I mean, off the camera, we tend to get along but I'm not going to say it's just for the show because these are real things that are happening in our lives.
-On the rumors that she's not returning for the second season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and details about her divorce:
Ellen: And so now, the rumors are that you're quitting. That you're not going to do it again.
Camille: We haven't decided that yet. Right now, as everybody knows, I'm going through a divorce.
Ellen: Well, let me ask you about that. You said Kelsey wanted you to do this. So you got divorced while you were shooting?
Camille: I found out he wanted out of the relationship during the shooting.
Ellen: How did you find out? Did he tell you?
Camille: A mutual friend called me and said, "I don't like what he's doing to you and I don't like the timing because you're still in the middle of shooting a reality show." And then I called him that night and texted him. No answer from him. I waited for three hours and then he called me and said, "I don't want to be married anymore."
-On deciding to return for season two:
Ellen: Then when you say you haven't decided yet, I just don't know why you'd want to put yourself out there. Everybody's going to have an opinion when you're on television. People are going to love you. People are going to hate you. I try not to pay attention to any of it because if you believe the good, you have to believe the bad. But there are people, and you know, are saying not nice things about you.
Camille: Oh, they're saying awful things about me and it's very hurtful.
Ellen: So why do it?
Camille: If I would do it, it would be to try to change my image. To try to change it around and have people see the other side of me that you don't see on TV.
-Does Camille talk to Kelsey?
Ellen: Since this is happened and it's airing now, has Kelsey, do you speak at all?
Camille: No, we don't speak at all.
Ellen: Because I was going to say, "Has he watched and what does he think about this because it was his idea?"
Camille: Everything I find out is through the press with him. Or he writes me an email or text. I think it's really important for us to speak if we're going to raise children together. We need to co-parent. So right now, my focus now is that we hopefully become friends and we move on from this and we can become good parents to our two young children.
Ellen: Well, that's the important thing.
Camille: Absolutely. Thank you.
You can watch Ellen's entire interview with Camille Grammer on Friday's edition of the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Check your local listings for time and channel.