July 22 2022


July 07 2022

Hayden Panettiere is opening up as she never has before about an abusive relationship in her past — and how she says forgiveness is helping her heal.

“It was a very dark and complicated time in my life,” says Panettiere, whose relationship with Brian Hickerson was on and off for nearly four years. “But a lot of women go through what I went through, and I want people to know it’s OK to ask for help.”

Panettiere, 32, and Hickerson, 33, began dating in 2018 while the actress was in the midst of a painful addiction to alcohol and opioids.

“I wanted to party, I wanted to do everything I wasn’t supposed to do,” recalls Panettiere, who had just come off of six seasons of Nashville. “Acting was my life, but I felt so bad about myself that I lost trust in myself. And that is very detrimental. The idea of not having a responsibility was very appealing at the time.”

In May 2019, following an incident with Panettiere, Hickerson was charged with domestic violence and she was issued a protective order, though the charges were eventually dropped. A few months later, the pair were back together and then in July 2020, Hickerson was arrested on eight domestic violence charges. (In 2021 he pled no contest to two felony counts of injuring a partner — the rest of the charges were dropped — and he spent 13 days in jail.)

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July 07 2022

Hayden Panettiere has shed some light on her opioid addiction, revealing that it caused her liver to ‘give out’.

The American actress, 32, battled with the addiction in secret for years, admitting that she didn’t even want to see her daughter during her toughest moments.

Hayden – best known for her roles of Claire Bennet on Heroes and Juliette Barnes in the musical drama series Nashville – says her addiction to opioids and alcohol stemmed from being given ‘happy pills’ at the age of 15.

She said someone on her management team would give her the pills prior to walking on red carpets, which made her lively and upbeat during interviews, confessing to having ‘no idea that this was not an appropriate thing.’

Speaking to People, the US star reflected on how her addiction almost cost her her career: ‘I was on top of the world and I ruined it,’ she said.

‘I’d think I hit rock bottom, but then there’s that trap door that opens’, she added, referring also to her postpartum depression after welcoming seven-year-old Kaya.

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July 07 2022

‘I called them up myself and was like: “So you guys don’t like happen to wanna bring Kirby back, do you?” I did. I wanted to be in it that badly!’ she spilled.

Hayden shares her daughter Kaya, seven, with her ex Wladimir Klitschko, a Ukrainian boxer whose brother is now the Mayor of Kiev.

After Kaya was born, Hayden plunged into a bout of postpartum depression that she treated by descending into ‘the bottom of a bottle.’

She clarified: ‘I didn’t have any negative feelings towards my child. I just knew I was deeply depressed, and I didn’t know where, you know, the alcoholism was ending and the postpartum was beginning and I ran myself pretty ragged.’

Hayden broke up with Wladimir for the final time in 2018 amid her addictions to alcohol and opioids, and she eventually sent Kaya to live with him in Ukraine.

‘It was the hardest thing I ever had to do,’ she told People in a new interview. ‘But I wanted to be a good mom to her – and sometimes that means letting them go.’

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June 10 2022

This news will have you screaming with joy.

After a four-year hiatus, Hayden Panettiere is returning to acting. Spyglass Media and Paramount Pictures announced on May 11 that the star, 32, is set to appear in the sixth installment of Scream, in which she will reprise her role as Kirby Reed from the 2011 film Scream 4.

Panettiere joins returning cast members Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding and Jenna Ortega. According to a press release, “The Scream saga continues with four survivors of the Ghostface killings as they leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter.”

The last time fans saw Panettiere on the screen was in 2018, when she starred on the TV series Nashville. Before that, she acted alongside Viola Davis and Catalina Sandino Moreno in the 2016 movie Custody and Josh Hutcherson, Alfred Molina and Lauren Bacall in the 2012 film The Forger. Other credits include the TV show Heroes and movies I Love You, Beth Cooper, Bring It On: All or Nothing and Remember the Titans, in which she co-starred with Denzel Washington.

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