In an emotional episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, viewers watched as a cast member's home was burned to the ground by the California wildfires last November. On this typical episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the housewives are dealing with the unexpected tragedy brought on by the wildfires.
On The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 9, episode 18, the housewives are on a lavish trip enjoying the French countryside, where the biggest problem facing them is that Erika Jayne and Dorit Kemsley complain about being banished to the attic and the six flights of stairs they had to climb to get to their luxurious quarters at the top of their chateau. The other housewives are getting wrapped up in the usual housewife drama while drinking wine in their beautiful resort. Meanwhile, Camille is calling producers to cancel the trip to meet the other co-stars in France, getting news to prepare for the worst as her home is in the line of fire for the Woolsey Fire that claimed many celebrity homes in Malibu and Beverly Hills, California.
Denise Richards and Camille got the news that they were in the mandatory evacuation areas, and Camille said, in a behind-the-scenes video for Bravo, "The morning I’m supposed to leave [for France], I get two phone calls saying ‘mandatory evacuation.'" That’s when the police arrived at their house and told them they needed to evacuate immediately. Camille recounted trying to get all of the valuables in their three family cars, which included some jewelry, birth certificates, and family photos, along with some rare and expensive fine art, including an original Andrew Wyeth painting. She was joined by her daughter, 17-year-old, Mason, and 14-year-old son, Jude, who had been staying with her ex-husband Kelsey Grammer at the time of the evacuation.
Following the evacuation, Camille, who was safe in a hotel, mistakenly thought that her home might survive the fire. Via Facetime with the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills group, she said, “I just found out my house is OK.” But hours later, co-star Dorit Kemsley woke up to a video of Camille’s house on fire. She said, “I feel sick to my stomach. We just spoke to her and everything was fine. She hadn’t lost her house.” Denise Richard's home only had damage to the front yard, but unfortunately, Camille's house has since been demolished due to the overwhelming fire damage.
Although Camille and her family's home was destroyed, they managed to escape the wildfire unscathed. Temporarily, she and her new husband live in a “beautiful trailer-home overlooking the coastline." However, there is a silver lining that came from the fire destroying her mansion in Beverly Hills; forcing her to downsize and relocate to their new trailer home, she and her family have managed to grow closer in their 1,100 square-foot home. The cramped quarters have helped her kids bond with their new stepdad and they're all getting along.
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