Gossip Girl actress Kelly Rutherford… has been in a bitter on-going three year custody battle with her former husband Daniel Giersch.
Rutherford, 43, was devastated last month when the “residential parent” named Giersch as the “residential parent” and did not rule in her favor and order to bring their two children back to the United States.
Giersch, a German entrepreneur who lives in France cannot enter the United States because of a revoked VISA. According to reports…Giersch’s inability to return to the U.S. due to his revoked VISA… was a result of untrue and damaging accusations about Giersch which were made by Rutherford.
According to an unidentified source “Kelly stated on the record that Daniel was dealing drugs and weapons in South America, which under the Victory Act is considered terrorism.”
The court granted custody of the children to both Rutherford and Giersch which would be split 50-50. In the ruling, the judge said that Rutherford’s schedule is flexible enough to allow her to travel back and forth to Monaco to visit her children. This was a crushing blow to Rutherford who thinks that the recent ruling will make it “virtually” impossible for her to spend quality time with her children if they live and attend school in France. She plans to appeal the ruling.
According to sources…the actress has flown to France to visit here children. Rutherford, accompanied by her brother arrived at the Nice “Côte d’Azur” Airport in the Alpes-Maritimes department of France on Sunday.
They were greeted by her children Hermes Gustaf Daniel, 5, and Helena Grace , 3. They were holding balloons and a signed that said “Welcome Super Mama.” Also there to greet her…holding a bouquet of “Hello Kitty” balloons was her ex.
Giersch will not comment on the legal battles. However, he did released a statement through his lawyer, Fahi Takesh Hallin, whici said that he “focused on co-parenting the children, and continuing to promote any and all contact of the children with Kelly.” The children are scheduled to begin school in Monaco this week.
Rutherford and Giersch married in 2006 and divorced in 2009. Giersch’s inability to return to the U.S., a source claims accusations made by Rutherford are responsible for the German businessman’s revoked visa.
Kelly Rutherford Trivia
Shortly after her wedding her then 31-year-old husband had an unexpected cardiac arrest – he recovered. [Summer 2001] (imdb.com)
Friends with The O.C. actress Kelly Rowan.
At age 37, gave birth to her first child. Son, Hermés Gustaf Daniel Giersch was born on 18 October 2006 in Los Angeles. He weighed 8.5 lbs. and was 22 inches long.
Practices yoga together with Lisa Rinna and Marcia Cross.
Left her husband a week before an “In Style” Special on Celebrity weddings that included footage of her wedding to Carlos
Kelly Rutherford has been and still is a famous celebrity in Turkey. Her role in the short-lived, but highly acclaimed TV series _”Generations” (1989)_ , made an impression in the cultural psyche of the Turkish people so much so that allusions to “Sam,” her character, are commonly applied in daily life and if you ask the devout fans they’ll readily attribute the success of the drama entirely to her presence. She followed her fame by recording various commercials for the Turkish market, and even appeared in a nationally broadcast music festival. Rutherford’s kindness has very much endeared her to the Turkish people.