The 31-year-old actress reappeared in March after being away from the spotlight for a few years... Now, she reunited with one of her exes. Check out what happened.
After disappearing from the spotlight for several years, the 31-year-old actress Hayden Panettiere returned with a public statement in March and now she was seen hanging out with one of her exes, Brian Hitckerson, with whom she had an abusive relationship and was sentenced to prison for 45 days in April. He was released on May 20.
Now, while he stated to a media outlet that they are not dating, he said that they are currently “working on” rebuilding their friendship as a "first step in [his] recovery as an abuser is making amends."
Brian's sentencing came after he was arrested in July 2020, after allegedly assaulting the actress. He also was arrested for domestic battery on February of that same year, and for domestic violence in May 2019.
Amid his July arrest, the Nashville star released a statement via Instagram in which she said that she was "coming forward with the truth about what happened" to her with the hope that her story "will empower others in abusive relationships to get the help they need and deserve."
Hayden is a mother to 6-year-old daughter Kaya whom she shares with former fiancé Wladimir Klitschko.