Gossip Girl actress Kelly Rutherford has had a tough week after having to get a restraining order against her ex-husband, Daniel Giersch. While she definitely has a more public break up on her hands than most of us will ever have to experience, her ways of coping aren’t all that different than ours. Turns out she’s seeking comfort from her mom, who helped show her support by sending her a copy of the perennial girl-power jam “Fighter” by Christina Aguilera, which she mistakenly called “Stronger”. Rutherford attended a brunch in NYC on Saturday and spoke with People Magazine about her recovery saying, “My mom’s been through it too. I mean, not in the way that I’m going through it, but she understands. She is hysterical. She sent me that Christina Aguilera song “Stronger” and that’s when I’m laughing and crying at the same time, like, ‘Mom, I love you!'”
Rutherford is keeping a positive attitude throughout this whole ordeal and even sees it as an opportunity to help others who may be going through the exact same thing. She was quoted as saying, “I have it very lucky even though in my personal life right now I’m going through a very challenging time. I do know that there are women that I can help somehow because they’re going through a much tougher time.”
I have to say that it’s refreshing to hear a celebrity cop to the fact that their problems aren’t the biggest in the world. Rutherford is right about the fact that her money and fame will likely make this process easier on her than most new moms who go through a trying divorce, and I hope that after she’s had time to clean up her own life she’ll be spending time with various charities who help women who aren’t as lucky as she is.