A rocky relationship. While Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko have turn into amicable coparents via the years, the pair have gone via their ups and downs collectively.
“I said, ‘You’re huge.’ He said, ‘You’re tiny,’” the Heroes alum recalled of the twosome’s first meeting throughout a November 2013 look on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. “That’s God telling us we’re too far on either side of the spectrum. He needs to make normal people. … He’s got bowlegs, I’ve got knock knees, so they’re going to have straight legs, [and will] be normal height.”
After connecting with the previous skilled boxer in 2009, Panettiere began courting him on and off via 2011. The pair ultimately reconciled and have been noticed packing on the PDA in March 2013. Later that month, Us Weekly confirmed that the Ukraine native had proposed.
“Very few people know, and she isn’t wearing her ring publicly yet,” a supply beforehand instructed Us. “Looks like a summer wedding!”
Amid their engagement, Us broke the information in May 2014 that Panettiere was anticipating their first baby. Daughter Kaya was born that December. The duo ultimately referred to as off their engagement in August 2018.
Since then, the duo have “[gotten] along” as coparents to boost Kaya, who primarily resides with the previous athlete in his native Ukraine. Panettiere, for her half, often visited her daughter in individual and organized FaceTime calls.
“We’re still respectful of each other, and we still have that friendship with each other,” the Nashville alum completely opened as much as Us in January 2019. “It’s not a situation that you find yourself in all that often, so it’s a new one. But I think we’ve done a really good job.”
Panettiere later moved on with actor Brian Hickerson after her breakup from Klitschko. Hickerson was ultimately arrested for home violence in May 2019 after an alleged altercation with the actress. A protecting order was put in place following a courtroom listening to after Hickerson plead not responsible. One year later, he modified to a no contest plea relating to two of the counts.
“Wlad will be very protective,” a supply completely instructed Us after Panettiere’s protecting order was granted. “Wlad still has plans to allow Hayden to [see] Kaya. But Brian will never be there. He will not be involved. … [Wladimir] has been truly amazing. He feels this behavior is unbelievable, and [Brian] should be stopped. He is suffering as her whole family and friends are.”
As the pair continued to coparent Kaya, her security made headlines in February 2022 amid Russia’s invasion of their democratic neighbor.
“She’s safe and not in Ukraine 👍,” the Scream 4 actress wrote by way of Instagram remark on the time after being requested about her daughter’s whereabouts.
Several hours earlier, the New York native vocalized her assist for Klitschko’s house nation amid the information that he deliberate to volunteer with the Ukranian military.
“I have personally witnessed the strength of the Ukrainian people who fought so hard for their independence and have continued to passionately defend their country over the years,” Panettiere wrote by way of her social media add on the time, alongside a photograph with the Olympian. “What [Russian President Vladimir] Putin is doing is an absolute disgrace! This horrific moment in history sends a terrifying message: the message that in this day and age, in year 2022, it’s okay to violate the rights of free people and allow autocrats like Putin to take whatever they please.”
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