Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Kitschko have ended their relationship after nine years.
The 28-year-old ‘Nashville’ star and her 42-year-old boxing beau recently ended their engagement and have chosen to break up after nine years together, E! News reported. The pair first met at a mutual friend’s coffee table book launch and started dating in 2009.
Panetierre and Kitschko announced their engagement in 2013 and the next year, they welcomed their daughter, Kaya. The actress later revealed she suffered from postpartum depression and checked herself into rehab to become a “better mom.”
“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,” according to an E! News source.
“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.”
Panettiere in 2016 brushed off split rumors after she was photographed sans engagement ring — “Missing rings don’t mean the end of relationships,” she tweeted at the time. “Blessed to be with my beautiful family.”
Whispers of their breakup again began to emerge this week, when the actress was spotted grinning and holding hands with a mystery man as they exited a restaurant in West Hollywood. She was not only without her engagement ring, but her shoes as well.
We’re surprised they lasted this long.