NEW YORK—After being separated from her kids, actress Kelly Rutherford was spotted out with them in New York on Friday, July 3.
Rutherford revealed that the presence of her children makes her feel emotional. When speaking of the recent reunion on “The View,” Rutherford stated, “It’s incredible. It’s emotional. It’s incredible.”
It’s been an ongoing custody battle for Rutherford. Since she and her ex-husband Daniel Giersch called quits on their marriage, the “Gossip Girl” alum has been fighting for custody of her two children: son Hermes, 8, and daughter Helena, 6.
The custody battle has been ongoing for six years.
In May, Rutherford temporarily won sole custody of her children, but since the decision is not final, the children are to leave Rutherford’s side after summer and return back to their father in Monaco.
The star revealed on “Good Morning America” in April: “I know it’s not right. Parents know — everyone knows it’s not right. I can sit here and tell you how often I cry. I can tell you how it feels to leave my kids in a foreign country and seeing them after not seeing them for weeks on end. Not being able to bring them from school and pick them up from school, dress them, hug them, smell them. My children, not only were they taken away, but they were sent to a foreign country. I don’t even know how you explain to someone what it feels like.”
Rutherford has kept her Instagram followers up-to-date with her custody battle and has since asked for the support of her fans. The star even created a petition to get her kids back home. Rutherford shared a photo of herself holding her children via Instagram and captioned it: “Please take a minute to sign the petition urging the White House to help bring my kids home.”
The star has also received the support of fellow celebrities. Television personality Kim Kardashian tweeted, “I know I don’t know you @KellyRutherford but as a mom I feel your pain and I wish you the best of luck! I hope you see your babies soon!”