Kelly Rutherford has put her foot down and decided that she will not send her kids back to Monaco despite a court order that says she must.
The 46-year-old actress was supposed to fly her two kids – Hermes, 8, and Helena, 6 – back to Monaco to be with her ex-husband Daniel Giersch on Thursday, but never made the trip.
“These past three years waiting for my children to come home have been very difficult. My children were forced to leave the United states in 2012 when they were only 2 and 5 years old,” Kelly told People. “In May, a judge in California gave me sole custody and brought them home. I am immensely grateful and overjoyed to have them back. Since May, however, the court proceedings have been confusing.”
Kelly added that because neither California or New York, where she tried getting her case heard, will claim jurisdiction, “no state in this country is currently protecting my children. It also means that no state in this country currently requires me to send the children away. Hence, I have decided that I cannot lawfully send my children away from the United States to live in a foreign country.”
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