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A Battle Won: Kelly Rutherford's Shocking Custody Decision! 9 Photos Of A Mother's Love

Kelly Rutherford's Shocking Custody Win

May. 25 2015, Updated 1:47 p.m. ET

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After years of battling her ex-husband for custody of her children, Kelly Rutherford has finally won temporary sole custody of her children. This means that her children, who have been living abroad with their father since 2012, finally get to come home to the United States. Click through the gallery to see Rutherford with supporters as well as her lovely kids.

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Kelly Rutherford's Shocking Custody Win
Kelly Rutherford's Shocking Custody Win
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Rutherford battled her ex-husband for years to get her children back, enlisting the help of famous friends like Kris Jenner to help bring awareness to her struggle. The two posed together on May 12, 2015 at a Children's Justice Campaign event.

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The Gossip Girl actress was seen spending quality time with her children on the same day that a federal judge rejected yet another request to have her children stay in the United States.

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She shared a sweet kiss with her daughter, holding on to her while she could.

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She walked hand in hand with her son, looking so happy to be spending time as a family.

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In 2014 she was still in the thick of her court battle, and it was unclear if she would ever gain custody of her kids.

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The children have been living with their father, Daniel Giersch, in Paris, France.

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Rutherford's children are her spitting image!

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The children's father lacked the documentation to move freely between the U.S. and France, so Kelly was forced to fly to Europe when she wanted to see her children.

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Rutherford can now rejoice knowing that she will have her children back in her arms soon.

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