Earlier we told you about actress Kelly Rutherford's struggle to keep afloat financially while her jetsetting ex-husband, German businessman Daniel Giersch, kept their children in France. She was spending most of the income she made acting on the show Gossip Girl fighting to win partial custody of her children and flying back and forth to see them. Well it seems that the strain on her bank account was too much to bear—she's filing for bankruptcy after spending a reported $1.5 million on the battle.
Rutherford claims in her legal docs—filed with the court and obtained by TMZ.com—assets totaling $23,937—dwarfed by debts totaling $2,021,832.
Kelly's current monthly income is $1,279.33, way down from her final season on Gossip Girl, which paid her $486,000. The show recently wrapped. Kelly's also in the hole for income taxes—more than $350,000 for 2012. Add to that another $25,251 for Amex charges.
Kelly has a total of $11,487 in her checking account, around 5 grand in furniture, 5 grand in clothes and $1,500 in jewelry. According to additional documents obtained by TMZ.com, she's borrowed 10's of thousands of dollars from friends and relatives to dig out of the hole.
The bankruptcy petition was filed last month.
Kelly Rutherford Files for Bankruptcy, Divorce Did Her In