Last updated on Jun 17th, 2021 at 12:11 pm


Graeme Smith and Morgan Dean: Do your research

Graeme Smith and Morgan Deane’s perfect romance came to an end in 2015 and a custody battle ensued soon after. Morgan, who is originally from Ireland, faced deportation after failing to renew her visa after their split. She accused Graeme of not allowing her to travel back to Ireland with their children and failing to help take care of them financially. Graeme hit back and denied he was a bad father.

“Young girls NEED to understand. THIS is what can happen if u go to a foreign country for a man & have ur babies there… I moved here to marry the man of my dreams…. [Graeme] has now sought/requested to take my babies from me‚ their mother‚ for three nights a week‚ and has been given it,” she wrote on Twitter.

Morgan started a blog called ‘The Green Girl’s Guide to Divorce’ after her messy custody battle with the former Proteas captain. She revealed that when she separated from Graeme she had no idea how divorce proceedings worked and made a lot of mistakes along the way. She said she wanted to help educate other women about the difficult process.

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“It’s been the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. But I’m so glad I’m at the other end now and that for me and for my children I’ve been able to keep it together. Yes, I’ve made mistakes along the way; I’ve made a lot of mistakes. But I think the reason I went through this is to give this message back to other people who are about to begin this. It’s been educational, it’s been tough [and] it’s been painful but I’m still here,” Morgan said in a YouTube video.

Graeme and Morgan eventually finalised their divorce in 2017.


Kelly Rutherford and Daniel Giersch: Mom doesn’t always get full custody

Kelly Rutherford lost custody of her children in 2015 after refusing to send her children back to Monaco where they lived with their father, German businessman Daniel Giersch.

A court allowed him to move to Monaco with the children in 2012 after his American visa was revoked. A judge sent them back to the country permanently and she now has to visit them abroad.

“They’re just growing so fast. They’re just becoming their own people like, you know, all of us. It’s beautiful to see, and I love that they share it with me. They’re really open with me. We’re just really bonding, which is nice,” Kelly told People in May 2019.


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