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Rutherford’s children ‘hidden behind walls’

Kelly Rutherford’s offspring are said to be living an “elite” lifestyle with their father Daniel Giersch in Monaco.

After spending the summer with the son and daughter she shares with ex-husband Daniel Giersch, the former Gossip Girl actress was forced by a judge to hand over her offspring to their paternal grandmother last week.

And it’s claimed despite being the centre of a bitter custody battle, Kelly’s kids Hermes, eight and Helena, six, are living extremely well in the French principality.

According to People magazine Daniel and the children reside in a modern mansion with a swimming pool that can’t be seen from the road due to the fact the property is surrounded by a high “fortress-like” fence and shrubbery.

"Uniformed city police patrol the area on bicycles," a source told the outlet of the gorgeous house. "Every home is similar. Hard to see, hidden behind walls, grand fences, trees and shrubs."

The children attend an exclusive school, which sees them learning multiple languages.

Apparently the learning facility is extremely challenging and considered to be one of the best schooling institutions in the entire world.

"It's very exclusive," an insider noted. "Kids come from all over the world and it follows a British curriculum. Some kids speak as many as five languages so school can be challenging for them. It's good academically but very elite."

In a statement released to ABC News, Kelly slammed the courts for committing “the most cruel act against a child” she had ever witnessed by forcing her to return the kids to their father. The 46-year-old kept the children in her possession after they were due to return to Daniel on August 6 and she claimed this decision was made because the little ones were panicked over returning to Monaco.

But Daniel via his attorney, claiming the tots did not show any sign of panic when she released them to their paternal grandmother.

"There was no scene. They were fine ... smiling broadly,” his lawyer said, according to TMZ.

“[They] didn't seem to miss a beat. It was an easy transition. When they left the courtroom they were happy and showed no signs of missing their mother."

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