Rutherford's Beauty Jibe At Giersch
GOSSIP GIRL star KELLY RUTHERFORD's split from DANIEL GIERSCH just got nastier - she has accused him of waxing his eyebrows.
The actress and her estranged husband both gave evidence during a custody hearing over their two-year-old son Hermes in Santa Monica, California on Thursday (22Jan09).
And after Giersch accused her publicly of having an obsession with shopping and manicures, Rutherford told the court, "It's not just me. I mean, he gets his eyebrows waxed."
The actress also insisted she would quit the teen drama if she was forced to make a choice: "If I'm being asked to choose my career over my son, I choose my son. (But) I need this job to pay my bills, legal bills, and Daniel has offered no support."
The court has heard Giersch wants to look after Hermes because he is adamant Rutherford's filming for the hit show in New York has an adverse effect on their son.
He said, "Hermes doesn't feel comfortable in New York. He's in constant fear, not knowing what's going on. It's not easy there, it's not safe, it's noisy. As a father you see whether a child is comfortable or not."
Giersch also told the court Rutherford had been offered a role in a new spin-off of hit show Melrose Place, adding: "(She) told me before we separated that she had been offered a part on that show, which will be filming in Los Angeles, and she would be able to change shows, and continue to work for the same employer but in Los Angeles."
As she left the court for the day, Rutherford told reporters, "I'm okay. It's a lot to do. I'm optimistic. The show has been really great and supportive - and family and friends here. It's helped a lot."