Grammer divorce cleared by judge

Kelsey Grammer’s motion to have his divorce finalised has been granted today.

Kelsey Grammer’s motion to have his divorce finalised has been granted today.

The former ‘Frasier’ actor and estranged wife Camille were not in court in Los Angeles this morning when a judge told their legal representatives their 14-year marriage can be dissolved once they have agreed a settlement.

The divorce could not be completed today as neither Kelsey, 55, nor Camille, 42, have signed the settlement paperwork.

The pair’s lawyers told the court the completed documents will be submitted by Thursday, with the divorce then expected to be finalised within the next two weeks.

The judge also heard that Kelsey will post a $2m (€1.47m) bond for the next 18 months to protect Camille's interest in the actor’s pension.

At a hearing last month, Camille – who has argued Kelsey only wanted to divorce so he can marry current partner Kayte Walsh – asked for proceedings to be delayed and though Judge Maren E. Nelson agreed to postpone her decision until today, she said at the time she would be inclined to grant the actor’s request.

In December, Camille - mother of two of Kelsey’s children, Mason, nine, and six-year-old Jude - reportedly rejected a $30m (€22.12m) divorce settlement as it did not include alimony or child support for their kids.

Following his split from Camille last July, Kelsey – whose marriage to the ‘Real Housewives’ star was his third - started dating 29-year-old Walsh but in October tragedy struck as she miscarried their first child together.

The actor has repeatedly stated his desire to marry his new partner this month and the pair are even believed to have sent out wedding invitations.

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