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Originally posted 06/01/2009 04:45PM
Forget 7-11. When Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford has cravings, she has to race to the farmer's market.
"I crave a lot of greens when I'm pregnant," says Rutherford, 40, who's due to welcome her second child, a daughter, within days. "I love kale and chard, so I'll steam that and then I'll make an organic turkey burger."
The actress says her second pregnancy feels more relaxed. "I'm making it a point to rest more," says Rutherford, who together with son Hermés, 2 1/2, attended the 3rd Annual Kidstock Music and Arts Festival presented by UGG benefiting One Voice and the Scholars Program in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday.
She has also taken a "sustainable" approach to prepping for her daughter's arrival, re-using many of her son's baby furniture – including a white Target changing table – and baby clothes. "I've been trying to be smart about it," she says.
Originally posted 05/20/2009 03:05PM
Although they both stated in January they'd try to co-parent amicably, Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford and estranged husband Daniel Giersch are facing off in court again in a dispute over their 2-year-old son.
Rutherford, 40, who claims son Hermes is in danger because Giersch, 34, leaves the swimming pool uncovered at his Los Angeles home, hired a private eye last week to conduct three days of video surveillance on the German businessman, court documents show.
"Hermes is very young, very active, not water safe and in a moment's notice, could fall into the swimming pool," Rutherford warns.
Originally posted 04/08/2009 03:40PM
She may be going through a nasty divorce with estranged husband Daniel Giersch, but pregnant Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford is staying positive and focusing on being parent.
"I'm doing great," the actress told PEOPLE Tuesday at the Lyn Devon trunk show at ARCADE by Rochelle Gores.
Asked about how she remains upbeat despite the struggles in her personal life, she says, "I'm doing so well because I know I'm making the right decision. I love my son so much and he's loved by both us – his father and I – greatly. My greatest joy in life right now is being a mom."
In January, a Los Angeles court sided with Rutherford, allowing the star to take son, Hermes, 2, to New York, where her show is filmed, until the end of March. Giersch had strongly objected, saying his home in L.A. would offer a more stable environment. Still, Giersch said that he and Kelly would work together to create a stable life for their son.
Originally posted 01/23/2009 05:10PM
Despite intense mudslinging and low blows on both sides of their three-week custody dispute, Kelly Rutherford and her estranged husband Daniel Giersch hope to stay on good terms.
"I hope so, yes, I really do," Rutherford, 40, told reporters Friday when asked if she would remain cordial with the German entrepreneur. "We're both going to be with our son. I'm relieved we're going to have a [custody] schedule in place."
A Los Angeles court ruled Friday that the pregnant Gossip Girl star would be allowed to take their son, Hermes, 2, to New York, where the show is filmed, until the end of March. Giersch had strongly objected, saying his home in L.A. would offer a more stable environment.
Originally posted 01/23/2009 01:40PM
Kelly Rutherford will be allowed to take her son Hermes, 2, to New York until the end of March, a judge in Los Angeles ruled Friday.
Judge Michael Levanas stated that to leave Hermes in L.A. with Rutherford's estranged husband, Daniel Giersch, would be removing the child from his mother "cold turkey," which could be detrimental to the boy.
In making his ruling, the judge stated that he had to consider "the plan least likely to cause trauma to [Hermes]." If Rutherford went to New York without her son, "the minor would have his first multiple nights away [from his mom]," said Judge Levanas.
Originally posted 01/22/2009 08:10PM
Kelly Rutherford and her estranged husband Daniel Giersch sparred over the actress's work demands as they both testified Thursday in a bitter custody dispute over 2-year-old son, Hermes.
The pregnant Gossip Girl star, 40, who has filed for divorce from Giersch, 34, is seeking to take Hermes to New York, where the show is filmed, until the end of March. Giersch strongly objects, calling her job detrimental to their son.
After almost two hours of testimony, no ruling was made and the hearing will resume Friday morning.
Giersh, a German entrepreneur, testified that Rutherford's "being on call in New York, working 20-hour days, her being told to go here, go there, jump into this car, go to this event," contributed to their failed marriage.
Originally posted 01/21/2009 02:25PM
Kelly Rutherford and her estranged husband Daniel Giersch have been ordered to testify in court regarding travel issues surrounding their 2-year-old son, Hermes.
Both parties appeared Wednesday for a 20-minute hearing in a Santa Monica, Calif., court, and both will return Thursday to take the stand.
The Gossip Girl star, who's four months pregnant with their daughter, is seeking to take Hermes to New York (where the show is filmed) for the next several months. Giersch, who has called his wife's work schedule "very hectic and stressful," strongly objects to having her take Hermes to New York.
Originally posted 01/20/2009 03:10PM
Kelly Rutherford says she twice called the police on estranged husband Daniel Giersch recently, adding the German entrepreneur frightened her and yelled at her within inches of her face, court documents reveal.
The couple have been mired in an increasingly nasty divorce and are battling over the welfare of their son, Hermes, 2. Rutherford, 40, is four months pregnant with their second child, a daughter.
The first time Rutherford called police occurred when the couple were staying at the Wales Hotel in New York "because [he] kept yelling at me in front of Hermes, and threatening that he was going to take Hermes," she said in the Jan. 16 court filing. "[He] kept saying that I was 'going to learn,' and that he was 'going to teach [me] a lesson.'"
Originally posted 01/14/2009 07:25AM
Kelly Rutherford's estranged husband says that the actress's often 20-hour workdays filming Gossip Girl take a toll on their 2-year-old son, Hermes, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.
"The filming lifestyle in New York is very hectic and stressful from what I have personally witnessed," Daniel Giersch said in a Jan. 9 court filing.
According to his papers, "Often times the TV show calls pressuring [her] to leave the hotels, asking her where she is, telling her that she is late and asking her to get into the van [which takes her to the set immediately]. Usually [her] stress causes Hermes to start crying which then causes [her] to be frustrated toward him. I do not believe this is a healthy lifestyle for him."
Originally posted 01/12/2009 06:30PM
The divorce action between Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford and her estranged husband has turned ugly, with the actress seeking to bar him from leaving the United States with their 2-year-old son for fear they'll disappear.
Estranged husband Daniel Giersch countered in L.A. Superior Court with papers alleging the actress, who's four months pregnant with their second child, has a bad temper, once throwing a laptop at him and another time trying to sock him with her fist.
Rutherford, 40, filed for divorce from Giersch, an entrepreneur, last month after being married a little over two years, seeking sole physical custody with monitored visitation. On the same day, Giersch filed for legal separation, seeking sole legal and physical custody with visitation for her.
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