August 14, 2010 02:53:48 GMT
Camille Donatacci reportedly is eligible for half of Kelsey Grammer's $80 million estate as she part-owns his production company.
Kelsey Grammer's estranged wife stands to receive half of the TV star's fortune - a staggering $40 million, according to U.S. reports. The actor wed Camille Donatacci in 1997 but the former Playboy model filed for divorce last month, citing "irreconcilable differences".
Grammer subsequently filed court papers requesting that Donatacci should not be allowed to lay claim to profits from his hit show Frasier as he has sole financial interest in the series. But according to New York Post gossip column PageSix, Donatacci is eligible for half of his $80 million estate as she part-owns his production company, Grammnet Productions.
A source tells the publication, "Camille stands to get half of all syndication of Frasier made during the years they were married. That's seven years of episodes, as well as income from other shows the company made, including Medium and Girlfriends."
In the papers filed on July 14 - two weeks after Donatacci filed for divorce - Grammer also asked for a number of property assets to be kept separate from the official split proceedings. The actor is set to become a dad again with his new girlfriend Kayte Walsh - who at 29 is 26 years his junior. He is seeking joint legal custody of his two kids with Donatacci.