Kelly Rutherford's Belly: Center of Attention!

02/26/2009 at 07:00 PM ET

Sara Jaye Weiss/Startraks

Kelly Rutherford‘s baby girl — due in June — was the star of the show at last evening’s Bent on Learning Gala in the West Village!

Kelly’s belly received hands-on attention from both Gwyneth Paltrow and Donna Karan at the event, which benefited Bent on Learning, a non-profit organization which provides instruction in yoga and meditation to students in grades K through 12 in New York City public schools and youth centers.

The new baby will be the second child for the Gossip Girl star, 40, and her estranged husband Daniel Giersch. They are also parents to son Hermès Gustaf Daniel, 2.

Another photo is below!


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Karen on

I really like the dress…it just looks like it doesn’t fit her. She’s kinda squashed up top!
A side note, I really hope that things aren’t as messed up for Kelly & Daniel anymore.

Kellie from Qld,AUSTRALIA on

I didnt know her and her husband had split and are estranged
Also when did we find out it was a girl—–Have a missed a few posts about her-I didnt think so???

We found out in January as part of the divorce proceedings.

– CBB Staff

Lis on

Oh Kellie from Qld,AUSTRALIA – you have missed a LOT!!! One word: Google 🙂

And I’m just not a fan of this woman after all the drama…I don’t know, I just don’t ever feel happy when I see her, just a lot of sadness for her son and unborn daughter…

D on

Whooho! I am due in June and don’t look as big! Finally one celeb that I am not fatter than.😉. So funny because our first babies are around the same age and now our second!

Silvermouse on

I agree Lis, it’s rather distasteful in my opinion to get a divorce during a pregnancy even if it is caused by “irrecounciliable differences.” The only time in my opinion where a divorce in pregnancy should be allowed is if it is domestic violence. I feel that they could have at least waited until the child is born. I also think that she’s playing victim as well.

brannon on

wow. tough critics. i seriously doubt she wants to get divorced or took the decision lightly. how about some sympathy? can’t be easy – especially in the spotlight. i went through pregnancy alone and people can be really cruel. instead of being happy that i was bringing a new life into the world, i got more “i’m so sorries” than “i’m so happy for you.” on a side note, i’m more interested in the non-profit yoga studio?

Lou on

she looks great! x

l on

Something about this woman just rubs me the wrong way. For the sake of her children I hope she and her husband will be able to maintain a friendly relationship. Did she take the decision lightly? I don’t know, but her first marriage which lasted a whole six months, and the way this divorce started off just doesn’t say “grounded and responsible person” to me.
That having said, I completely understand the frustration pregnant single women feel when they hear more ‘sorry-s’ than ‘congratulations’. A friend of mine went through pregnancy alone and after the first initial shock, she was the happiest woman on earth.

Megan on

D I’m due in June too (June 5th) and it’s my third and I’m smaller than her… I was excited too! lol.

Also to some of the other posters, what good does it do staying in a marriage that your unhappy in cause your pregnant?

I still love her on GG and can’t wait for some new episodes!

Alyssa on

The best thing a parent can do for their child is to be happy. And if this is what it takes for Kelly and Daniel to be happy, then why not? It is their life, and only they can determine what is right for them and their situation. All I can say to Kelly is, keep your eye on the prize. Your beautiful baby girl will make all of this worth it in the end.

babyboopie on

I don’t agree with Silvermouse. What if the husband/wife had an affair or did something terrible? That’s good grounds for divorce to me. There are many different reasons as to why people divorce but I think they should be allowed to make their own mistakes and learn from it, should they regret it.
I don’t much like Kelly but I wish her a happy and a healthy life with her baby girl, and Hermes.

CelebBabyLover on

People, to be fair, Kelly has said that they are now trying to keep things as amicable as possible and are even trying to decide together on a name for their baby girl.

While I don’t approve of the way Kelly and Daniel (let’s be honest, he was no saint at the beginning of the split, either!) handled things intially, I’m glad that they are at least making an effort to be amicable now.

I was worried for awhile that they’d become Charlie and Denise 2.0 (although to be fair, those two seemed to have quieted down the mud-slinging at least for the time being), but now it looks like they are at least trying to take the high road instead!

I also don’t get the comment about not divorcing while pregnant and waiting until the baby is born. If you get divorced immeditely after the birth, the baby won’t remember you ever being together anyway, so how’s that any better than divorcing while pregnant?

Oh, and as far as Kelly having two failed marriages under her belt now…For all we know, she just hasn’t been lucky finding good men!

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