Hayden Panettiere is in a ‘beautiful headspace’ and is ‘excited about the future’ after enduring an abusive relationship
- Hayden is reportedly doing well after the end of her relationship with ex Brian Hickerson
- The mother of one of them would also spend a lot of time with her six-year-old daughter Kaya, who she shares with ex Wladimir Klitschko.
- Hayden and Wladimir were on and off between 2009 and 2018 and soon after their relationship ended, she started dating Hickerson
- Their relationship turned turbulent, according to allegations she made in court documents obtained by People
- After initially declining to testify in a domestic violence case, Panettiere has since come forward to give her alleged account to the police – which he denies.
Hayden Panettiere has reportedly made great strides in her life and mental health following her allegedly abusive relationship with ex Brian Hickerson.
Hayden is in beautiful headspace. It is so much better and she is very excited about her future. She has a few projects in the works, ” said a source People on Friday.
Panettiere, 31, has also reportedly spent a lot of time with her six-year-old daughter Kaya, who lives with her ex-fiancé, former heavyweight boxing champion, Wladimir Klitschko in Ukraine.
Hayden Panettiere, 31, appears to be on the rise after a few turbulent years, including an allegedly abusive relationship with ex-boyfriend Brian Hickerson
Despite breaking up twice – the last being more than three years after their daughter was born – the former couple have remained on good terms.
‘She has a great relationship with Wlad. It’s going really well, ‘the source added.
The New York resident even gushed about her ex when she wished him a happy 45th birthday in a post shared on Instagram on Thursday, March 25.
Healthy co-parenting: the actress has maintained a friendly relationship with her daughter’s father, with whom she lives in Ukraine; Kaya is seen dancing with her father
“Happy birthday to this wonderful man!” she captioned a black and white photo of Klitschko.
The former couple started dating in 2009 but called it quits due to the alleged tension their long-distance relationship had put on them.
But they would later reconcile and get engaged in October 2013, just over a year before their daughter Kaya would make her entrance into the world.
After the birth of their daughter, Hayden suffered from postpartum depression, for which she twice sought treatment in hopes of improving her mental health.
In August 2018, there were reports of another split between Panettiere and Klitschko, which came shortly after the abrupt shutdown of her hit ABC drama series Nashville.
Panettiere soon became romantically linked with Hickerson, an aspiring South Carolina actor, but their relationship turned turbulent, according to allegations she made in court documents obtained by People
Panettiere split from the retired boxing champion for the last time in 2018, but they’re on good terms; the former couple is pictured in May 2013
Taking back power: Panettiere said she came forward with her domestic violence story in the hope that her “ story will enable others in abusive relationships to get the help they need and deserve, ” she wrote in July 2020.
After initially declining to testify in a domestic violence case against Hickerson, Panettiere has since come forward to give her alleged account to police.
Hickerson pleaded not guilty to the eight counts he is facing in Los Angeles last July, as a result of alleged domestic violence incidents that took place between May 2019 and June 2020.
Hayden has partially addressed the allegations of abuse on social media to encourage others in similar situations to reach out and get support.
In July last year, she wrote, “I come forward with the truth of what happened to me in the hope that my story will enable others in abusive relationships to get the help they need and deserve.
“I’m willing to do my part to make sure this man never hurts anyone again. I am grateful for my support system, which has helped me find the courage to get my voice and my life back. ‘
Serious Allegations: Hickerson is facing felony charges in Los Angeles County as a result of alleged domestic violence incidents that occurred between May 2019 and June 2020; the former couple is pictured in November 2018