Kelly Rutherford — Attempt to Keep Kids in U.S. FAILS … Freaks Out in Court | TMZ

Kelly Rutherford burst into tears and freaked out after a judge shut down her last ditch effort to keep her kids in the U.S.

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Kelly Rutherford — Attempt to Keep Kids in U.S. FAILS … Freaks Out in Court | TMZ


    • Wrong Mexicans weren’t born here. they kids want to return here were they were born but the father wants them with him in another country. Totally different

    • +Jocelyn Bronson For Mexicans it’s the same but twisted it’s the kids trying to get the parents to stay.. Hence the kids were born in the U.S.

  1. We’re these kids born in the US? If so I don’t get how kids can be kept out of the us and raised in France. Or she should move to be with them if that’s possible

    • Because Kelly got the father deported and she repeatedly disobey the courts. The father can’t enter the USA. She pretty much alienated the kids from their father.

  2. LOL white people having immigration problems, AMAZING!…. thought only minorities had that problem hahahaha

    seems like white privilege is gradually wearing off 🙁

  3. I don’t know but this story of killy make sad and angry for her .. specialy when I heard that she lost all of her gossip girl money for this fighting for her kids … a mean it’s not fair her ex fucked up and get kicked out of us and she baying the price ?? What kind of judge thay dealing with oO

  4. I’m confused. How are the kids NOT allowed to live here if they were born here??? Shouldn’t they have dual citizenship because they have parents in two different countries?

    • +Amber C Apparently there was (and is) alot of bad blood between them. They separated while she was still pregnant with their second child and didn’t even tell him when the kid was born, he learnt it on the internet. She even hired a private eye to find anything dubious that would result in her getting full custody. Well they didn’t find anything and then she realized that he had lied on his VISA application and reported it. The father was deported to germany and banned from entering the U.S.

      Well this has been going on for years. This decision now is final. They have joint custody but the father has the last word on where the kids live. Fair if you ask me.

    • So were they with him for a summer when this all happened and he just gets them because they were with him at the time or did the judge make the decision that physical custody goes to the father?

    • +Amber C No he was still living in the U.S at the time. As far as i remember they were separated but lived close to each other and the father saw his children almost every day. During that time she hired the private eye. A few weeks after he was deported the judge ruled in favor of the father as a ruling in favor of the mother would have effectively meant the father can’t see his children.

    • Ohhhhh so she can go to Germany to see the kids but he can’t come to the U.S to see the kids. Okay I got ya! It wasn’t clicking.

    • +Amber C Well, France because he lives there. He is german and the kids are german citizens but they live in France. But yea you got it.

  5. I’m with Kelly all the way but by changing those laws , I can only imagine the chaos it can bring with US born kids from illegal citizens . Think about it. Nevertheless any US born child regardless of the circumstances is still an American and if under 18 they should remain in the country unless grated by both parents’

    • +Rene Brunes-de-Montlouet
      The children are part German and there noting wrong with American children living in Europe

  6. Those kids are better off in France…..a much better cultural experience than what they would get in America…

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