New mom Kelly Rutherford went on the record with Life and Style Weekly about her ex-husband Daniel Giersch. The Gossip Girl star told the mag “I found out I was pregnant, and I thought, Oh, maybe things will be nice, maybe it will be calm… But it wasn’t. Things only got more intense.”
Rutherford and Giersch have 2 children, 2 1/2 year old Hermés, and baby Helena, born June 26. If it was up to her, the children would not have their father in their lives. “[Alone], I can raise them to be much more peaceful.”
Friends of the new mom have said her ex-husband was “cold, controlling and paranoid.” At 3 months pregnant, in December 2008, Rutherford made the difficult decision to file for divorce after 3 years of marriage.
Despite her failing marriage the 40-year-old actress said she was overjoyed about having a new baby. “The most important thing is that the children have love and stability in their lives, whether that comes from a mother or a father,” said Kelly.