Kelly Rutherford Poses With Kids On Red Carpet After Custody Setback (PHOTOS)
Kelly Rutherford posed with her kids on a makeshift red carpet on Saturday, two days after a setback in her custody battle. See photo right and below.
At the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s 18th Annual Super Saturday on the East End of Long Island, Rutherford took pictures right on the grass with 8-year-old son Hermes and 6-year-old daughter Helena. The actress and her children are smiling and laughing in the shots, and Helena is holding an adorable little dog. It’s the first major event they’ve attended since being reunited for the summer earlier this month.
The appearance, however, comes after a Los Angeles judge ruled on Thursday that he does not have jurisdiction in the ongoing custody battle between Rutherford and ex-husband Daniel Giersch. As Gossip Cop has reported, Giersch was forced to leave the United States several years ago, and a different L.A. judge ruled that the children should live with him overseas, effectively exiling the kids, even though they’re American citizens. Rutherford has been fighting the decision since 2012.
The judgment had called for shared custody, but Giersch repeatedly blocked the kids from visiting Rutherford in the States. The years-long fight has had a number of twists and turns, but in June the children were ordered to spend the summer with Rutherford. Over two days of testimony in mid-July, Rutherford attempted to prove the L.A. judge should decide that the custody should be handed over to her, but the judge instead gave the reins back to the courts in Monaco.
Now Rutherford’s legal team is trying to have the jurisdiction again changed to New York. In the meantime, she appears to be soaking up every moment she can with Helena and Hermes. And it seems likely Rutherford chose the OCRF Super Saturday event on purpose, as she previously took Helena to the 2010 festivities. Check out the pictures below!