When we last left the dramatic custody case between Kelly Rutherford and her German ex Daniel Giersch, she had to hand their children, Helena and Hermes, over to his mother in front of a judge in NYC after she spit on the rules by refusing to put them on a plane back to Monaco where they live full-time. The courts in America ruled that they don’t have jurisdiction over the case, so it’s up to the court in Monaco. Kelly is currently in Monaco and in a hearing yesterday, a judge allowed her to spend the next two weeks with her children. The court also announced that it will lay down its final decision in writing on November 26th. So go ahead and note that on Thanksgiving Day, Kelly Rutherford will either do the media rounds where she’ll scream, “MONACO HATES ‘MURICA,” or she’ll do the media rounds where she’ll dance on her ex’s tears. But legal experts and sources say that Kelly shouldn’t bother practicing her moves of victory, because the chances of her winning an Emmy for that SyFy movie about killer dogs are greater than her getting to bring her kids back to the US to live with her.
A source close to the case tells The Hollywood Reporter that Kelly’s stunt cost her and she’ll be lucky if she gets to stay with her kids during holidays and school breaks. They don’t think that a judge in Monaco is ever going to let her take her chirrun outside of Monaco or France and will give her ex Daniel Giersch “sole parental authority.”
Kelly was happy yesterday, though, because she’ll spend every day with her children for the next 14 days.
“It was a positive outcome today. I get to be with the kids for a couple of weeks.”
Well, it’s looking like Daniel will get sole custody and Kelly will either have to move to Monaco where she’ll recreate the role of Megan in a French remake of Melrose Place (I wish) or she’ll come back to the US to knock on President Obama’s front door until he finally helps her out. That’s if we don’t hear that Kelly got arrested at the airport after she showed up in a big gown complete with a bustle and the agent asked her, “Madam, why eeeez your derrière moving and why eeez it saying, ‘Mommy, I’m hot’?”
And here’s Kelly at the NYC premiere of Suffragette a couple of weeks ago.