Actress Kelly Rutherford Had A Special Reason To Celebrate America's Independence Day (04-05jul15) After Reuniting With Her Children In The U.s. During An Ongoing Custody Battle With Her Ex-husband.
The former Gossip Girl star has been locked in a six-year court battle with her ex-husband Daniel Giersch over the custody of their children Helena, six, and Hermes, eight, which began when their father's U.S. visa was revoked and he was allowed to take them to France to live with him in 2012.
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 maintains their home is in his adopted Monaco.
Last month (Jun15), a Los Angeles judge ordered him to let the children travel to America to spend part of their summer vacation with their mother, and weeks later a judge in Monaco ruled they should fly to the U.S. on 3 July (15).
The couple's custody battle will continue in a Los Angeles courtroom on Thursday (09Jul15).