Hayden Panettiere & Wladimir Klitschko split, she was spotted with another guy

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I know that Hayden Panettiere and her longterm boyfriend/now ex fiance, boxing great Wladimir Klitschko, aren’t on a lot of people’s radars. I’ve been following them since they first started dating so it’s sad, but somewhat inevitable to hear that they’re no longer together. The news came out on Friday, when Radar Online got Hayden’s mom to admit that her daughter and Wladimir, who share a three year-old daughter, Kaya, had split at some point. Then major celebrity outlets confirmed it with insider quotes and Hayden stepped out with another guy, even dancing with him in a parking lot in front of the paparazzi. Hayden and Wladimir were spotted together on a vacation in Greece with their daughter last month. Here’s the news from E!:

Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko have chosen to end their engagement and break up.

“At this point, Hayden is single and she and Wladimir are co-parents to Kaya. Kaya is primarily with her dad and his family in Europe and Florida. They also spend time together as a family with Hayden,” a source revealed to E! News. “Hayden and Wladimir are on great terms and friendly. They are a big part of each other’s lives and will continue to be. Hayden is back in Los Angeles and figuring out what’s next.”

[From E! Online]

Hayden and Wladimir got engaged in 2013 but never made it official, which was smart, everything considered. We heard split rumors about them several times. Hayden revealed in 2015, when her daughter was nine months old, that she’d suffered from postpartum depression. She’s been acting steadily on the TV show Nashville, but I imagine that wasn’t the easiest gig after it moved to CMT and lead Connie Britton left. Nashville wrapped its final and sixth season on July 26th, so Hayden may have felt it was time to open up about her personal life. Whatever is going on, it sounds like she’s reached an amicable agreement with Wladimir for the sake of their daughter.

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  1. Babs says:

    Sounds like she doesn’t spend time alone with her daughter. How long PPD can last? I thought she received treatment?

    • HelloSunshine says:

      Had the same thought. I wonder if something is going on with her health wise. I hope everything is okay, it does seem like being a mom makes her happy and I’m sure whatever arrangement they have right now is in their daughter’s best interest.

    • roses says:

      That caught my eye as well sound like he may have primary custody or they have an agreement in place but it seems it’s working for them.

    • Alyse says:

      Yes, that’s what it sounds like

    • Chaine says:

      I feel sad for her but if she continues to struggle with PPD then she has given up primary custody because she knows it is the right thing for her daughter.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        Raised by my fathers side of family since birth-my bio mom couldn’t/wouldn’t do it.My life is better for it even though things weren’t always easy knowing my mother chose to walk away.I think Hayden might still be struggling so that the father and his family are the primary caregivers to the little girl.Seems like she/they really tried.Hope all of them are happy and the girl feels secure and loved by all.I think Hayden made a tough decision that she knows is the right one.

      • Nancy says:

        How sad 😢

  2. Lex says:

    Oh wow – you don’t often hear of the mama being the one without the kid but knowing her past I suppose understandable. Hopefully she is doing well and her mental health is improving. Big fan Hayden – hope you’re well and happy birthday for the 21st (it’s same day as my best friend so I always remember…)

  3. LizzieRD says:

    Those pics of her dancing in the rain with said new guy made me nervous – her hair, her eyes. I wonder if she is still not well. If so, I wish her luck. PPD can be so difficult to overcome.

    • Lex says:

      It isn’t weird to me as an Australian but I know some Americans will find it odd she is shoeless in public…

      • Starkiller says:

        I think that people of most nationalities would find it strange to see a shoeless person in a large city such as LA, not just Americans. I find it somewhat hard to believe that people commonly walk around shoeless in Sydney and Melbourne.

      • perplexed says:

        She’s wearing a slightly formal-looking dress. It’s rare for someone to go shoeless in that kind of outfit. If she were wearing shorts and a t-shirt, it might not look as strange, but it doesn’t make sense to go shoeless with that kind of outfit. Also, he’s wearing his shoes too…

        Maybe she was sick of wearing heels, but her clutch looks too small to carry her heels in them.

      • tealily says:

        I assume she had terrible heels on, which she took off. I hope that’s all that is.

      • Kit says:

        They’re standing right next to an open car door, she most likely already chucked her shoes inside.

      • stacey says:

        She also was walking around in socks? she looks unkempt and off her rocker

    • tracking says:

      +1 Shades of Britney. Glad the little girl is safe and sound with her dad and his family, and hope Hayden is getting treatment.

  4. HeyThere! says:

    Well of her daughter was in LA, she would be hounded by paparazzi I bet. I wouldn’t want her in Cali. I’d want her to have a private life. The other night I read this online somewhere and the paparazzi had her cornered and she was pissed, crying and very emotional. Then it said a few minutes later she was dancing and smiling with this guy.. Same night as the pic above. I just hope she’s well.

  5. Max says:

    I like Hayden and she has been through so much as a child, more than anyone should ever have. It is eye opening that Wladimir is the one keeping the baby , and not Hayden and her family.

  6. SlightlyAnonny says:

    They’ve been apart for a looong time. She did an interview on Conan a few years back, I think when Nashville moved to CMT, and she was talking about sleeping alone and being scared of the dark. And Conan was like, perfectly innocent, but you have this ginormous fiance with you. Hayden’s face was total deer in headlights, as in “I have not slept with this man in some time but everyone thinks I still am, cover! Cover!”

  7. Tallia says:

    Does anyone else notice the bruising around her wrists and ankles in the photos with the new guy? What is that???

    • KB says:

      She was dancing around barefoot in some Los Angeles parking lot, so I’m thinking maybe she has been drinking a little more than normal? Excessive alcohol intake leads to bruising.

    • mltpsych says:

      She was rumored years ago to be part of a sex business that dealt in rough sex – maybe she likes bdsm?

  8. HerHighness says:

    these comments reflect an antiquated old world way of thinking & IMO is dangerous to women. I see nothing wrong here. How dare we call her mental health into question because she is not the primary care giver & as a new man soooo what. Both parents are privileged and the baby sound like she is well looked after. PPD is common and as I said she is privileged and even spoke about it to REDUCE stigma…sheesh. If she were stuck with baby & he on a date with new lady, no one would bat an eye sadly. She likes em big & she has a new big guy good for HER!

    • KB says:

      I think it’s mostly because of the photos. She’s dancing barefoot with some guy in a parking lot in front of the paparazzi. It’s bizarre behavior. If she was photographed going to yoga or just walking into a restaurant when the story came out, the reaction would be a lot different I think.

    • MaryContrary says:

      I think it’s bizarre that she doesn’t live where her daughter is.

      • Anatha. A says:

        Do you think it is bizarre when a father doesn’t live where his daughter lives?

      • AMA1977 says:

        I’m not the OP, but yes, I do. I think that both parents should be very involved in raising their children and should see them daily if possible. Obviously, there are circumstances (deployment, work in another place, etc.) and situations where this is not possible, and I think it is normal to wonder what the reason is here.

      • Melanie says:

        I think it is odd anytime a parent doesn’t live in the same area as their young child. Especially if they presumably have enough money to do so.

      • MaryContrary says:

        Yes @Anantha.A. I absolutely do think it’s odd when a father doesn’t live near his young child. I’ll assume you’re not a parent yourself.

    • Spicecake38 says:

      I think people have heard her voice her problems with PPD and are simply suggesting that she may have chosen some distance from her daughter for at least a period of time.Who knows,but like I said up thread I believe she made the right choice. I think Hayden speaking of her PPD(and it seemed like it was quite severe)has reduced stigma.Of course she adores her girl no matter where the child lives or with whom,but either way I still think mental health issues have played a role in her decision making and I wish her well.Sometimes a parent makes decisions that hurt them personally so that the child will have the best life possible.

      • stacy says:

        Well thats great for Hayden to get her “space” and go out with guys and dance barefoot. Sucks for her daughter.

        She’s a mess if she can’t even live on the same CONTINENT as her own daughter. I just feel sad for her daughter at this point

      • Anatha. A says:

        No one would say a thing if her daughter would be with her and he was living in Europe.
        She always lived in the US, where she has her acting career. He always lived in Europe (mainly Ukraine), where he holds political positions. They can’t simply live on the same continent.
        They seem like great people who make sure that their daughter has a stable live with him and his family, but make sure that she sees her daughter as often as possible. They go together on vacations. All in all that seems pretty great for a split. They seem to get along and that is so much more than can be said for many parents that live in the same street.

      • raptor says:

        Anatha S., I agree 100%. When two parents live on different continents for work, one of them is going to have to be the primary custodian. It sounds like Wlad has a lot of family support around him, and it’s not clear whether Hayden does or not, so he seems like a natural choice to me.

      • another Nina says:

        I think Anatha mixes Vladimir and his younger brother.It’s the other brother, that has a political career and therefore lives in Kiev. Vladimir has been residing in Hamburg, Germany for a long time. Vladimir has never mentioned of any obligations that keep him tied to Europe, so looks like its his choice to live outside of the US

    • MarDelSur says:

      I agree @Herhighness. Maybe she has some issues, maybe she does not, but either way if she were a man nobody would bat a sliver of an eyelid at him not having primary custody and/or living far away. He (the hypothetical male Hayden:) ) wouldn’t be considered any less of a parent for it.

      • Goldie says:

        That article makes it sound as though Hayden doesn’t even get visits with her daughter by herself. If that’s the case then that’s different than her simply not having primary custody. I thought most of the comments were actually compassionate. People were just expressing concern for her health, not calling her a bad mom.

      • minx says:

        Goldie, agree. If anything I think she’s a great mom to recognize what’s best for her daughter. As others have said the little girl might probably spent a lot of time with her father when HP was getting treatment.

    • Bridget says:

      It’s not “old world” to raise an eyebrow when a mother only sees her daughter under supervision – that’s what the article is nicely saying. She primarily lives with her dad and sees her mom on joint visits. But sure, you’re super sophisticated and modern and we plebs just don’t get it. Gotcha.

      • mltpsych says:

        Agree. Sorry but biologically it is not the norm for a mother to leave her child living with the father. It is rare that a mother would live in a different country than her very young daughter.

  9. Amelie says:

    Yeah something’s not right here. It’s great the dad has custody but it sounds like Hayden can’t be trusted to be alone with her daughter. I really hope she is okay. I don’t want to see another Britney Spears/Amanda Bynes like breakdown.

  10. Case says:

    The father looked after the baby by himself for a long time while Hayden was in treatment. They probably have a very special bond. I imagine if Hayden is still dealing with PPD to some degree, it is best for everyone that the baby stay with him. Makes me sad for her, though — that must be tough.

  11. Harryg says:

    Hope she’s okay.
    I really liked Nashville. She’s a better singer that many “real” singers.

  12. tealily says:

    I didn’t realize that they never got married. I hope she’s doing okay.

  13. stacey says:

    Something is going on with her. She doesn’t even live with her daughter? Not even on the same continent?

    Now seeing her running around with some guy, barefoot and crazy eyed, being so carefree when her life actually sounds pretty troubled is kinda gross to me.

  14. Zan says:

    I’m always here to follow Hayden, and always cheering her on. I hope she is doing alright. I found her portrayal of Juliette on Nashville to be courageous, especially given that she was open about facing PPD. Thanks for covering her.

  15. ladida says:

    Sounds like they tried to keep this under the radar for a reason. One of the down sides of an international marriage is when things go south. Custody and extended family can involve more than one country, sad for the child.

  16. Lea says:

    It always seemed to me like she had a hard time bonding with her daughter. In all the pictures that were taken from the 3 of them on holidays throughout the years, Wladimir was always the one interacting with their daughter, carrying her, playing with her, etc. He seems like a hands-on, doting father.
    This doesn’t mean that Hayden doesn’t love her daughter. Maybe she is just not able to take care of her full time.
    That being said, the split is not a surprise. People noticed long ago that she had stopped wearing her wedding ring.

  17. another Nina says:

    I read one of Klichko’s recent interviews. He calls his daughter by her second name – Dusya, and says that it’s mostly his mom who takes care of her…