<p><span></span> For <em>Gossip Girl</em> star <strong>Kelly Rutherford</strong>, the news that she was expecting her second child came as a bittersweet surprise. Already the mother of adorable 2-year-old son Hermés, Kelly was overjoyed at the idea of having another baby. But her volatile three-year marriage to the children's father was already at the breaking point.</p>
So when she was three months pregnant, Kelly, 40, made the heart-wrenching decision to leave her husband, Daniel Giersch, and have the baby on her own. Their daughter, Helena Grace, was born on June 8 in LA. Now, for the first time since the controversial split, Kelly is speaking out.
For more exclusive baby pics of Helena Grace and all the details about Kelly's life-changing choices, pick up this week's issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now!
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