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Originally posted 12/13/2013 02:30PM
Kelly Rutherford's attempt to regain custody of her two kids has failed.
A judge has ruled that though Rutherford and her ex-husband, Daniel Giersch, technically have joint custody, their children – son Hermes, 7, and daughter, Helena, 4½ – will continue to reside in Monaco, where he lives, according to court papers obtained by PEOPLE.
The former Gossip Girl star, 45, plans to appeal the judge's decision.
"It strikes me as outrageous and unconstitutional that children can be effectively deported in order to accommodate their exiled father without knowing why he can't come back in and he has not been required to make any efforts to try to get back to the U.S. by the U.S. courts," she tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 06/29/2013 03:30PM
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Originally posted 06/23/2013 01:50PM
Kelly Rutherford has filed for bankruptcy.
The Gossip Girl actress's financial problems stem from the lengthy custody dispute involving her ex-husband Daniel Giersch, TMZ reports.
The bankruptcy petition, according to legal documents obtained, shows that Rutherford, 44, spent almost $1.5 million on legal fees as the divorce/custody battle played out in court, adding that she also owes $350,000 in income taxes for 2012 and has an American Express bill of $25,251.
Originally posted 09/01/2012 04:00PM
Locked in an international custody battle since she and Europe-based ex-husband Daniel Giersch divorced in 2009, Kelly Rutherford refuses to give up the fight – even after a judge on Tuesday ruled that the Gossip Girl actress's schedule is flexible enough to allow her to travel back and forth to Monaco to visit her two children.
"I will never stop fighting for my children. They're my babies and they're very young and this is going to affect them profoundly and I want to be there as much as I can to show them that this isn't my fault, this isn't something I wanted, and that's my concerns," Rutherford, 43, said on Saturday's edition of ABC's Good Morning America.
In court on Friday, Rutherford's request for her kids – Hermes, 5, and Helena, 3 – to be brought back to her in New York while she appealed Tuesday's legal decision was denied.
Originally posted 08/29/2012 01:10PM
Since their 2009 divorce, Kelly Rutherford and her ex-husband, Daniel Giersch, have been involved in a heated custody battle ... and three years later, it's as nasty as ever.
The bitter dispute spans the globe as Giersch, who lives in Monaco, is barred from returning to the U.S. because of a revoked visa. The Gossip Girl actress, 43, has been fighting for sole custody of Hermes, 5, and Helena, 3, so she may keep them in the country.
On Tuesday, a judge ruled that Rutherford's schedule is flexible enough to allow her to travel back and forth to Monaco to visit her children.
"Kelly is devastated by the court ruling and will never stop fighting for her children," her spokesperson tells PEOPLE. "An appeal is already in the process."
"To protect the children and also Kelly, I have decided to continue not to comment," Giersch tells PEOPLE. His lawyer, Fahi Takesh Hallin, meanwhile says Giersch is "focused on co-parenting the children, and continuing to promote any and all contact of the children with Kelly."
Originally posted 07/20/2011 03:15PM
It seems Kelly Rutherford's kids don't need a bodyguard – or a nanny. Their dog, Oliver, thinks he's both.
"He's very bossy," the Gossip Girl star told PEOPLE at a Kiehl's store opening in New York on Tuesday. "He really shows boundaries with the kids."
Originally posted 12/14/2010 10:35AM
It's always good when your mom approves of your dating choices – even if it's just your onscreen mom.
With Ryan Gosling and Blake Lively apparently enjoying a special closeness, Kelly Rutherford – who plays Lively's mother on Gossip Girl – has given the pair the thumbs-up.
"It'd be great [if they were dating]. Blake's an amazing person," Rutherford said Friday at the opening of the new restaurant Beauty & Essex in New York. "She's so gorgeous. He's a lucky man if they are!"
Originally posted 03/06/2010 03:55PM
When Matthew Settle confirmed his separation from his wife, his Gossip Girl costar Kelly Rutherford could empathize, thanks to being in the middle of a divorce herself.
"He's going through his own thing, I'm going through my own thing – we kind of just support each other," she told reporters at this week's Manhattan premiere of the Discovery Channel's new nature film, Life.
And the biggest form of support? Bonding over their kids. "We both have small children that we really love, so we both just talk about them the whole time," says Rutherford, who is mom to Hermes, 3, and Helena, 8 months. "Matthew was saying his daughter, [Aven Angelica, 1], just took her first steps the other day, and he was kind of teary-eyed, it was just beautiful."
Originally posted 09/26/2009 11:00PM
She may be going through a nasty divorce but Kelly Rutherford is still seeing the silver lining.
After obtaining a restraining order against her estranged husband, Daniel Giersch, earlier this week, the Gossip Girl actress put on a brave face Saturday to attend the DSW Presents: Step Up & Step Out brunch in Manhattan.
"I have it very lucky even though in my personal life right now I’m going through a very challenging time," Rutherford said. "I do know that there are women that I can help somehow because they’re going through a much tougher time."
Originally posted 09/24/2009 07:45PM
Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford obtained a temporary restraining order Thursday against her estranged husband Daniel Giersch, according to Los Angeles Superior Court records.
Rutherford alleges the German businessman "has begun to follow me, my mother and my nanny and he shows up unexpectedly to threaten and scare us," says the order, which is in effect for 21 days pending a court date to hear evidence.
Giersch's lawyer Fahi Takesh Hallin denied the claims, calling them "fabricated accusations" intended to harm Giersch's reputation.
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