05/24/2015 02:06 pm ET Updated May 24, 2015

Kelly Rutherford Reportedly Granted Temporary Sole Custody Of Children

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"Gossip Girl" actress Kelly Rutherford has been granted temporary sole custody of her children after a long and public battle with ex-husband Daniel Giersch, according to court documents obtained by People.

A court order filed on May 22 states that Rutherford's 8-year-old son, Hermes, and 5-year-old daughter, Helena, must be brought back to Los Angeles from Monaco, where they have been living with their entrepreneur father since 2012. It's unclear whether Monaco courts will honor the California ruling, TMZ noted.

The actress's reps did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Huffington Post.

The custody news comes after Rutherford's We The People petition to bring her children back to the United States reached over 100,000 signatures on May 12, garnering White House review. The petition gained support thanks to multiple celebrities, from Rutherford's "Gossip Girl" co-star Ed Westwick to Kim Kardashian.



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