Kelly Rutherford is continuing her fight to bring her two children, Hermes, 5, and Helena, 3, back from Monaco where they live with their father Daniel Giersch. E! News reports her good friend Caroline Fina has begun an online petition calling on California lawmakers to bring the kids back to the States.
Fina wrote, “I want you to know that Kelly is not your average mother. She is the mom who sews the Spider-Man mask back together when it rips, the mom who has lollipops in her purse at all times just in case she comes across a child crying, at school, at the airport, anywhere.”
Last August a judge said Giersch could have the kids live with him since his visa was revoked explaining that would give the former couple the opportunity to co-parent since they share custody of them.
The Gossip Girl actress filed for divorce from German-born Giersch in 2009 after three years of marriage.
Last September she appeared on The View where she said, “He could disappear tomorrow and I’d have no way to look. My biggest fear is that I wouldn’t know where they are.”
“My little girl said ‘I want to come home, mama. I want to come back to New York,’” she adds. “My son – who’s kind of been brainwashed that where he is is so much better – but he always says, ‘Mama, I love you so much.’”