Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford has been dealing with a devastating blow after losing custody of her two children.
After a bitter six-year legal battle, a judge in Monaco has granted full custody to her German ex-husband, Daniel Giersch, 41.
It means Rutherford, 47, can never take her kids Hermes, 9, and Helena, 6, into the US.
Instead, she will only be permitted to visit them within France and Monaco.
Rutherford, who played as Lily van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl alongside Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, will be paid around $3,281 per month in maintenance.
The judge ordered that the former couple must make joint decisions regarding their children‘s “health, schooling, religious education and any change of residence”.
Their divorce was finalised in 2009, while Rutherford was still pregnant with her daughter.