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Would You File For Divorce While Pregnant?

The beginning of a new life and the end of a marriage. Actress Kelly Rutherford filed for divorce from her hubby of two years, Daniel Giersch. The couple are parents to two-year-old son, Hermes, and Kelly is three-months pregnant with their second child. It's hard when any relationship ends, but could you handle splitting up while you were with child?


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tralala2 tralala2 8 years
I work at a store where Kelly shops. She came in one day to make a purchase and stood around with my good friend and colleague discussing how big of a jerk her ex was and how she's going through a nasty divorce. She seemed sprite and happy to talk about it, and relieved that it was over. My colleague had no clue who she was until after she left and I informed him.
grl29 grl29 8 years
Lulla your a moron... first of all, not all women are completely hormonal and non functional while pregnant. Im 8 months pregnant right now and I can count a total of two times that I've actually cried over my weight gain and other stresses. Otherwise, Ive held down an extremely high position at my company and been the go to person for many of my friends in need of guidance. If Im so irrational then why is my ability to work just the same? To say women arent in the right frame of mind in order to make such a big decision is so completely ignorant. I would definatel brave a divorce if it were the correct thing to do in my eyes. Divorce happens for a bevy of reasons... cheating, abuse, lack of communication, finances, lack of affection, etc. If in any case my husband was financially robbing us of being able to provide for a baby, or if he was beating me, or if he was non communicative... I see no reason why I should be made to stay with such a person... Perhaps Lulla you can explain why a woman who's being physically beaten and cheated on with the potential for getting an STD from an unfaithful man and passing it on to her newborn is okay? Please. Explain, since you are so much keener than me in my fragile state... yeah right!
Kaki Kaki 8 years
i really don't think it's about being pregnant or not. i see divorce as a last solution and even a pregnancy couldn't stop it from happening.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
I like how everyone's assuming it's his fault. "He seemed fine a few months ago didn't he?" Not only could the pregnancy have been unplanned, but he also filed for separation - how do we know she didn't meet someone else and is the one "at fault"? We have no idea what happened in the last three months or so that could've prompted this.
MissSushi MissSushi 8 years
Being stressed and unhappy is really unhealthy and hard on a baby. If a divorce was really really needed, I would definitely have one while pregnant. If she has a support system and plans, its probably going to be a huge relief to leave whatever situation is causing the divorce. Plus like so many others have pointed out, finances arent an issue for them, which is one of the biggest issues normal people have during divorces.
Chloe08 Chloe08 8 years
I said other. It depends on the situation. If there is substance abuse, physical abuse, cheating, etc., I believe these would justify filing for divorce even while pregnant.
kiwishe kiwishe 8 years
It depends on the situation. We all don't know the whole story. I'd say - Leave them alone and butt out.
codewhiz codewhiz 8 years
Damn, the husband looks so young, like a teenager!
Moms Moms 8 years
crftycrt — This is a photo of the couple during their first pregnancy. I could not find a current one of them together.
CrftyCrt CrftyCrt 8 years
Am I the only one who thinks that woman looks a lot more than 3 months pregnant? Or is that a typo or something? Unless she's having triplets, she looks at least 5 months preg, if not 6!
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 8 years
wow kinda sad, but they have their 2 healthy babies i guess thats all that matters.... i voted other too.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 8 years
Only if he cheated.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
seems an odd choice given that she just created a person with this man. he didn't seem so very bad just a feeeeeeeeeew months ago did he now kelly???!
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
If the relationship was at a point where divorce was the only resort then yes.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Yes. I hope that I will not have to go through a divorce however if the relationship was at the point of no return with problems or whatever caused the marriage to come to an end, I would file for divorce while pregnant. Not all pregnant women are riddled with wild hormones and thinking irrationally. Could be polar opposite and realizing the truths within the marriage. Honestly, I believe filing for divorce while pregnant is better than post-pregnancy; A) You can settle most of the divorce and create the visitation rights before the baby is put in the middle, therefor the child will always be used to the routine; B) If you wait until the baby is born, you may put off the divorce "for the sake of child" however the child will feel the stress given off by the parents. Though a divorce is sad, this could be the best thing for the children if the parents do not get along.
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
I voted other because I hope I never have to file for divorce. But I hope Kelly Rutherford has family and friends to support her during this difficult time.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
It's possible that divorce IS the responsible thing for everyone involved.
krae85 krae85 8 years
Depends, what's his health insurance like?
Sarana Sarana 8 years
I voted other, I wouldn't get pregnant of my relationship was rocky. All these people so easily having children and breaking up when they're young (and in this case before it's even born) really bothers me. Why can't they be responsible? Of course I don't know them, so maybe she thought everything was perfect until he suddenly dropped a bomb on her (or the other way around)but there are way too many people with young children breaking up nowadays that makes me believe that having children is thought of way too lightly.
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 8 years
Well, hopefully in this case it is not hormone related; I'm sure there were serious issues before and she has decided it will be easier without him. And she isn't poor or dealing with average circumstances of getting by. Money will help make the transition a lot smoother and she will mostly be dealing with the emotional trauma rather than needing him for financial reasons.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
If I had reason to, yes. Unlike Lulla claims, I did not become hormonal or irrational at all during pregnancy. I had "happy hormones." But if something happened that would make me file for divorce otherwise (and in my case that would have to be something pretty huge), pregnancy wouldn't stop me.
lizrocks lizrocks 8 years
In my state you *can't* file for divorce while pregnant so it's a moot point but I don't really think my medical condition should matter if I want to divorce or not.
NouraBee NouraBee 8 years
No women are crazy during there pregnancy they go throw crazy hormonal faze and there not in control due to the hormones they feel fat n sad some times then happy .... it confuses them and there men too so i'll say wait
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I think as long as you have plenty of friends and family to give you support through the breakup, it can be better. After the child is born you may think 'Hey I think this may work'
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