Kelly Rutherford Loses Custody Battle; Judge Explains Why

 

‘Gossip Girl’ star Kelly Rutherford has been locked in a nasty custody battle with her ex, Daniel Giersch, and it ended rather badly yesterday.  A judge ruled in favor of Daniel, ordering their kids, Hermes, 5, and Helena, 3, to live primarily with him in Monaco with Kelly having 50% visitation rights.

Today a few excerpts from the judge’s ruling were shared.  It looks like the judge felt that Kelly wasn’t doing her part to foster a meaningful relationship between her kids and their dad.

“Daniel has facilitated the relationship of the children with Kelly … and Kelly simply has not done so.”

“Even while under the scrutiny of an extended trial, Kelly still has declined to demonstrate the level of commitment to facilitating the relationship that would be required of a residential parent in a relocation situation.”

Kelly will have to fly to Monaco to see her children but Daniel will have to provide a house, a car and 6 plane tickets per year for Kelly to spend time with the kids.

So sad for all involved.

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