Former “Gossip Girl” star Kelly Rutherford has been dealing with some struggles in her personal life for several years now, embattled in a messy divorce and custody battle with ex-husband Daniel Giersch since 2009.
The two married in August 2006 and had a son, Hermes, and later a daughter, Helena. But Rutherford had filed for divorce by the time Helena was born. She eventually got a restraining order against Giersch, but in 2012, a judge ordered the two children remain in France with their father, with Rutherford traveling there to visit them.
Now TMZ is reporting that Rutherford has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, claiming she has over $2 million in debt on the back of spending $1.5 million in her divorce/custody battle with Giersch.
The rest of the debt is a combination of owed income tax and credit card balances.
According to the bankruptcy documents, Rutherford has already borrowed tens of thousands of dollars from friends and family to try to get herself out of debt. She also reports her monthly income to be roughly $1300/month and her total assets at just under $24,000.