Kelly Rutherford: “I’ll Raise My Children Alone”

Gossip Girl Kelly Rutherford, who gave birth to her second child, Helena Grace, on June 8, made the tough decision to file for divorce from husband Daniel Giersch when she was just three months pregnant. Kelly, 40, recently spoke to Life & Style about her stressful split, the cold custody battle and her plans to be a single mother.

When Kelly found out that she was pregnant again, she had hopes that a new baby might be just what they needed to save their already faltering marriage. “I found out I was pregnant, and I thought, oh, maybe things will be nice, maybe it will be calm,” says Kelly. “But it wasn’t. Things only got more intense.”

The stresses at home were only exacerbated by troubles with her husband’s job. “He was very litigious. He says he’s an entrepreneur, but I think he just sues people. It was very angry [behavior]. I was kind of scared to leave.”

A close friend of the actress, Suzannah, tells Life & Style: “[Daniel was] cold, controlling and paranoid – he threatened to ruin her career and sabotage her. He gave me the creeps, and he was beginning to get scary. We spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to get away.”

Regardless of issues with her ex-husband, Kelly is thriving as a parent and doesn’t believe that she needs a man to complete the equation: “A lot of great men, presidents even, were raised [only] by their mother under those conditions. The most important thing is that the children have love and stability in their lives, whether that comes from a mother or a father. [Alone], I can raise them to be much more peaceful.”

Kelly and Daniel are also parents to 2-year-old Hermes.

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  • Tazina

    It sounds like she would prefer the father not see these children at all. It doesn’t work the way she’s hoping it will. He will get visitation if not joint custody. I do feel kind of sorry for her handing off those little kids to him but she probably won’t have much choice in the matter. It’s much more difficult when the parents are not on good terms.

  • Moore

    She’s getting on my nerves, honestly. She really could have spoken on her life as a single mother more instead of bad mouthing her husband. I don’t care how bad he is and that you’re divorcing him, you need to keep that mess out the paper. I would say the same to him as well. Keep that to yourselves instead of trying to make yourself sound good.

  • Anonymous

    who’s that? and she sold the baby pics to lies&style?omg…

  • Janie

    She is pathetic! Who cares? We all have our problems. Just concentrate on being a good parent!

  • Anna

    How nice that she is bad mouthing the father of the child she is introducing….. will be sonice for her daughter to read her introduction article when she is older….
    I can’t stand this woman, apparently the relationship was good enough to have unprotected sex!

  • LaLa

    Anna – it goes both ways – if the marriage was not good, he should have protected himself too insteading of making another baby. But this is the way it is today and especially in Hollywood, most kids are from broken homes.

  • Shirilicious

    Can’t stand her either!
    Very bad form badmouthing your newborn’s daddy in such a manner. “he threatened to ruin her career and sabotage her.”? Are we supposed to believe this? Because, her husband totally is Harvey Weinstein, right, that’s how much power he has. And please, “Life&Style”? She couldn’t have “chosen” a less reputable magazine, except for maybe “Star”.

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