rutherford062413.jpg This is such a sad course of events!

Kelly Rutherford just filed for bankruptcy, citing a mere $23,937 in assets and a whopping $2,021,832 in debts!

The Gossip Girl actress claimed a monthly income of $1,279, which is a far cry from the $486,000 she was making while her hit show was still on air.

The source of the her financial woes? Her bitter custody battle with ex-husband Daniel Giersch, who was given custody of their two children and allowed to move them to France permanently despite their mother being based in the U.S. The mother-of-two spent more than $1.5 million on legal fees in her attempt to regain custody of son Hermes and daughter Helena.

Our heart goes out to her!