Rutherford Is Officially Divorced

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July 10, 2010 | 10:00am EST

Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford’s nightmare divorce battle is over – her split from ex-beau Daniel Giersch has been made official.

The actress filed for divorce from the German businessman in December 2008 while she was pregnant with their second child, and the couple subsequently became embroiled in a custody fight over their two kids.

The war turned nasty when Rutherford accused Giersch of making threats and trailing her, her mother and nanny, and took out a temporary restraining order against her ex.

But the star can now move on – she was deemed a single woman on 6 June and had her surname officially changed back to Rutherford from Giersch, according to legal documents filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court and obtained by

Rutherford married Giersch, her second husband, in August 2006.