Kelly Rutherford reunites with children in the U.S.
The former Gossip Girl star has been locked in a six-year court battle with ex-husband Daniel Giersch over the custody of their children Helena, 6, and Hermes, 8, which began when their father’s U.S. visa was revoked in 2012 and he was allowed to take them to France to live with him.
Rutherford has been forced to travel back and forth to Europe to see her children in recent years, and now she is fighting for them to relocate permanently to the United States, but her ex claims their rightful home is in Monaco.
Last month, a Los Angeles judge ordered him to let the children travel to the United States to spend part of their summer vacation with their mother, and a judge in Monaco subsequently ruled they should fly to the U.S. on July 3.
While the couple’s custody battle will continue in a Los Angeles courtroom this Thursday, Rutherford paused this weekend to share a belated birthday celebration for her daughter.