[post_page_title]Kelly Rutherford as Lily van der Woodsen[/post_page_title]
Serena and Eric’s mother, Lily van der Woodsen, is way more than just someone’s mom, or a socialite. Although she is a refined, elegant woman as her high society status requires her to be, she’s had her share of adventures in her younger years and later on.
In fact, an episode called Valley Girls was a backdoor pilot to a spin-off series about Lily’s early life, which was eventually not picked up. Either way, Lily proves that TV moms could be as interesting as their daughters, and for that we love her.
[post_page_title]Kelly Rutherford – today[/post_page_title]
Unfortunately, we can’t say that everything went smoothly for Kelly Rutherford in the years since Gossip Girl. The actress was involved in a long, high profiled custody battle over her two children with her ex-husband, businessman Daniel Giersch, leading to some serious financial struggles.
However, she has kept busy with work, with recurring roles in television shows Quantico, Being Mary Jane and Reckless. The 49-year-old actress has also started her own jewelry line for women, children and teens, and was quoted saying, “We can really create the life we want.”