Playing the role of Juliette Barnes on the long-running show Nashville, Hayden Panettiere went through her share of challenges. But now, friends and family are beginning to worry about the challenges the much-loved actress seems to be facing in her personal life as well.
“It is totally out of control and she has to get over this guy,” a source tells People magazine about Panettiere’s current relationship with Brian Hickerson, who is currently facing a felony charge for an alleged domestic violence incident. “Her friends and family have been worried about her for quite a while, and things seem to have gotten worse. She needs to do some soul-searching. For whatever reason, she continues this relationship, but it has done nothing but take her down lower. It’s a sad situation.”
It’s certainly a scary situation for all those who love Panettiere, who began dating Hickerson last year after splitting with former fiancé Wladmir Klitchko, with whom she shares four-year-old daughter Kaya with.
“Hayden needs to surround herself with different types of people and get a hand on both her personal and professional life,” the source goes on to tell the magazine. “It’s hard to imagine things getting any worse, but they could.”
According to TMZ, Brian got into an argument with Hayden which allegedly turned into a physical altercation. The couple had been out drinking. The Police told the outlet that the initial injuries were “marks and redness,” but they have since learned that it was worse than that. Brian was released after posting a $50,000 bond.