Kelly Rutherford is involved in an international custody battle that may set a precedent for future cases.
It's been a six-year custody fight
for the former Gossip Girl
actress who wants her children back in the United States after a U.S. judge ordered her children Hermes, 8, and Helena, 5, to live in France with her ex-husband Daniel Giersch. Giersch is a German businessman with a revoked work visa, barring him from returning to the U.S.
Giersch, 40, filed papers to make the kids "habitual residents" of Monaco, and they have been living with him in France since 2012. Rutherford, 46, can only fly out to visit them.
The custody battle has cost Rutherford about $2.5 million. "It cost me everything I've ever made," she told ET.
Currently at over 50,000 signatures, she told ET that she has been receiving some support from her Gossip Girl co-star Ed Westwick, Marcia Cross, Selma Blair, Lisa Rinna and Cindy Crawford.
Rutherford teared up at the Divamoms.com's Mom Moguls Breakfast after asking her fellow panelists to sign her petition.
Check out the video above to see Rutherford share her emotional battle.