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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.
Originally posted 08/04/2009 06:05PM
The legal guns in their seven-month custody battle have silenced – for now.
Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford and her estranged husband, German businessman Daniel Giersch, have reached a temporary settlement of joint legal and physical custody over Hermes, 2, and Helena, 2 months, court papers filed in Santa Monica, Calif. show.
The agreement, in effect until April 2010, is built around Rutherford's filming demands in New York, where both parents will temporarily live. Rutherford, 40, and Giersch, 36, were also ordered into co-parenting counseling.
Originally posted 07/13/2009 02:35PM
Just one month after giving
birth to her second child – daughter Helena – Kelly Rutherford was relaxing poolside ... with her kids close by, of course! The Gossip Girl star took son Hermes, 2 ½, and her newborn to the Sierra Mist Beach House in Malibu, Calif., on Saturday, where the trio spent the afternoon at a barbeque there.
"Kelly was an adorable mother, having a nap poolside with both kids on her," an onlooker says. "Helena was so cute and didn't even cry." Meanwhile, according to the onlooker, Hermes loved the backyard and playing by the pool. Says the onlooker: "He didn't want to leave." – Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 06/09/2009 07:05PM
The ill will from a divorce and custody battle between Kelly Rutherford and her husband has now apparently reached into the hospital delivery room.
The Gossip Girl star welcomed her second child, daughter Helena, on Monday, but the actress's estranged husband, German entrepreneur Daniel Giersch, tells PEOPLE he was never notified of the birth, and instead read about it in online reports, some unfavorable toward him.
"Media reports claiming that I neglected to attend my daughter's birth are total lies and fabrication," Giersch says in a statement. "I was never informed by Kelly about the birth of our daughter, nor was I invited to attend. In fact, I found out about it through Internet reports like everyone else. Although this sickens me, I am of course overjoyed that our baby was born healthy. I would've wanted nothing more than to hold our newborn daughter for a few moments, and I only seek to coparent both our children responsibly and with love."
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.
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