Kelly Rutherford Will Remain a Single Mom, For Now

01/04/2010 at 02:00 PM ET
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It’s always tough to jump back into the dating world following a divorce, but for Kelly Rutherford, motherhood has made the already challenging task that much harder.

After filing for divorce from Daniel Giersch while pregnant with their second child, Kelly is not looking to upset the balance she has managed to attain as a single mother. That is, unless her Prince Charming makes an appearance! “I guess if it was an incredible person,” she muses, before adding, “but you know, when you have kids you’re so picky.”

According to the actress, a possible suitor would not only have to impress her, but also her two kids.

“You’re not just thinking about how you would relate to somebody, you’re thinking about how your children would relate to someone. It’s a whole different thing.”

Aside from her responsibilities as a mother, the Gossip Girl star’s career has left little time for much else. “When you’re a working mom, you’re just busy all the time,” she notes. “There’s just never enough time in the day.”

The same couldn’t be said before having children, however. “There was a day years ago when I probably would’ve been bored between takes, but now it doesn’t happen,” Kelly admits. “I have so much to do. It actually enriches the work, I think.”

That said, if Kelly finds herself in need of a night out on the town, she need not look far for babysitting services! After bringing both kids along to the set of Gossip Girl, Kelly’s co-stars Blake Lively and Leighton Meester have made it clear that they are always on call. “I say, ‘Alright, when you guys are done with all the exciting stuff in your life, come on over to my house, we’ll hang out and you can babysit,” Kelly jokes. “It’s so sweet — it’s so cute.”

Click below to read about how Kelly’s kids are bonding.

While Kelly may be far off from a relationship of her own, in the meantime, she is fully enjoying watching the budding sibling bond between Hermés Gustaf Daniel, 3, and her “little Buddha” baby Helena Grace, 7 months this week. “It’s so beautiful,” she raves.

After the initial month of transition as her son adjusted to becoming a big brother, Kelly reports that there is nothing but love between the pair.

“Now he wakes up in the morning and wants to feed the baby. He’s telling me how to hold the bottle if I feed her, if I feed her with a bottle. He wants to kiss her, he does little tickles. He’s so cute. He loves it.”

Having nursed Hermés past his second birthday, Kelly has followed suit with Helena. The second time around, however, has been made easier with the use of a breast pump. “I also pump, which I didn’t with him, but it’s still breast milk,” she says.

Breastfeeding and being a new mom has its benefits, notes Kelly! “I was thinner after I had my son and then again after with the baby,” she says. Her secret? “I think it’s just being a real hands-on mom. I’m running after the kids all day,” she explains.

“My mother just watches me — she says, ‘You never need to go to the gym because you’re constantly picking them up or running in the park with the kids.'”

Source: OK!

— Anya

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t. on

how is Helena pronounced?


blah on

I guess it’s pronounced Helen-ah. I’ve never heard the other version before. But maybe i’m wrong!

Stella Bella on

What dim bulb reporter was bothering Kelly about dating? She’s barely divorced and her youngest is 7 months old. Yesh! Cut the woman a break, her schedule seems pretty busy.

Grace on

I absolutely love Kelly Rutherford. I think she’s a fabulous woman and people are way too hard on her. And while she may not be in the ideal situation with her ex-husband, she has her priorities straight-kids first.

taylor on

I believe it is pronounced Hel-a-na

Charlotte on

Yeah, I’m pretty sure the pronunciation is Hel-ay-na.
Kelly Rutherford seems so down to earth and friendly, and a really good mum to her kids, especially when in the midst of a divorce. And she still remains absolutely gorgeous, too🙂

Kayla on

It’s Hel-in-ah

Colleen on

I have always heard it pronounced as “Hel-lay-na”.

SAR on

I’ve heard the name Helena pronounced Helen-ah and He-lay-nah; I guess it’s a matter of preference. Myself, I think the second version flows better.

Andrea_momof2 on

Sometimes I feel like kelly says things that she hopes will make people like her. Some celebrities say things about being parents and sound so natural but I don’t get that from Kelly.
Either way, she’s got very cute children.

Anna on

There is new photo of Helena and her dad out. She changed a lot.

CelebBabyLover on

Anna- Where did you see that picture? I’d love to see it for myself!🙂

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