Kelly Rutherford’s Friend Starts Petition to Bring Kelly’s Kids Back to the U.S.
Will Kelly Rutherford’s children return to the U.S.? A friend of the former Gossip Girl star is trying to make it a reality with a new online petition on Change.org.
A judge ruled in August 2012 that it was in the best interest of Kelly’s children to live with their father, Kelly’s ex-husband Daniel Giersch, at his home in Monaco as the parents share custody. Daniel’s visa had been revoked, meaning that he could not travel to the U.S. to see his children, and the judge determined that Kelly’s schedule was flexible enough to visit her kids, Hermes, 5, and Helena, 3, in Monaco until his visa issues were solved.
Kelly was said to have been “devastated” by the ruling, according to TMZ, while a source told Us Weekly that Daniel was “very relieved” that the children would be living in Monaco. “"Otherwise he would have been cut off completely from the kids. Now they can really have two parents in their lives, which he feels is best for them,” the source said at the time
Most recently, Caroline has begun a petition to rally fans behind Kelly and to put an appeal in front of the California Family Court with hopes of getting the children back with Kelly in the U.S.
Part of the petition reads:
I want you to know that Kelly is not your average mother. She is the mom who sews the Spiderman mask back together when it rips, the mom who has lollipops in her purse at all times just in case she comes across a child crying, at school, at the airport, anywhere. She is the mom who will eat the crazy-looking birthday cake her kids made for her, just because it's made of love.
Kelly is a caring and generous friend, and most importantly, a truly exceptional mother. To see her now, separated from Hermes and Helena, enduring the worst possible agony a mother can experience, pushes me to reach out for help.
Kelly toldGood Morning America last September, "They're my babies, and they're very young, and this is going to affect them profoundly, and I want to be there as much as I can to show them that this isn't my fault, this isn't something I wanted."