Mike Bruno
July 06, 2010 AT 01:05 PM EDT

Kelsey Grammer took to his website yesterday to “defend” himself against “malicious and unfounded rumors” that his 13-year marriage to third wife Camille Donatacci Grammer hit the breaking point when he did not call or visit his children on Father’s Day. “The truth is I did call my kids that evening,” he wrote. “Frankly, I was surprised that they did not call me in the morning, but I was thousands of miles away and working that day so I didn’t give it a second thought.” Grammer is currently in New York where he is performing in Broadway’s La Cage Aux Folles; Donatacci and their kids, Mason, 8, and Jude, 5, live in Los Angeles. “I called them to see how they were doing as I do almost every night at around the same time, 11 PM my time, 8 PM their time, just before they go to bed. Mason had been upset earlier that day because she was missing me. I spoke to her for some time and reassured her that I loved her and that I would be seeing her soon.”

The went on to address reports that he had been spotted around New York kissing a young blonde — apparently, it was his 26-year-old daughter Spencer, from his first marriage. “I do take issue with the characterization that we were smooching but surely if that were the case then even I admit it might be newsworthy in some fashion,” he wrote. He also briefly discussed his divorce: “Camille and I had been discussing the possibility of a separation for some time before all this happened. She finally decided she should file. I respect her for this decision.”

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