Camille Grammer didn't want to do "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" when Bravo first approached her -- but even though it will televise her divorce from ex-husband Kelsey Grammer, she's glad she did it.

"I didn't want to do it at all" Grammer (far left) told TooFab last night at the show's red carpet premiere, "[but] Kelsey thought it'd be really good. He was very supportive and encouraged me. I respect him, he's a very talented man and I thought he must be onto something I'm not getting."

Camille and Kelsey separated after she signed on, and though it was a rough patch for her, Camille says "I'm glad that I did it, these women have been wonderful, they've been very supportive through a very difficult time in my life. It's been a good diversion."

Camille says that her life brings plenty of drama to the show -- but by the end of it "you see a woman get empowered."

Check out more photos from the premiere -- including shots of Paris, Nicky and Kathy Hilton, plus cast members Kyle & Kim Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Taylor Armstrong and Adrienne Maloof-Nassif.

"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" kicks off Thursday night.

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