He’s had enough. Hayden Panettiere’s baby daddy, Wladimir Klitschko, is not pleased that she has seemingly reconciled with Brian Hickerson, shortly after domestic violence charges and the restraining order against him were dismissed. The former professional boxer is “at his wits end” with the drama, a source tells In Touch exclusively.
“Wladimir has been as understanding as he can be through all of this, but he’s basically at his wits end. He’s believes that nobody can do anything or make decisions for Hayden,” the insider claimed. “She’s going to have to figure out her own life.”
Panettiere’s recent outing with Hickerson, 30, may also impact her coparenting arrangement with Klitschko, 43, given the dynamic between them.
“In the meantime there’s also no plan for her to see Kaya even on a part-time basis,” the source tells In Touch.
“They plan on visits with each other, but definitely without Brian. Wlad has met Brian briefly once and wants Kaya to have nothing to do with him. Kaya is still staying with her father for the near future.”
At the moment, Klitschko has physical custody of their daughter and they reside in the Ukraine, but the Nashville star, 30, does FaceTime “often” with Kaya. Panettiere reportedly also travels there frequently to pay her daughter a visit.
As far as Panettiere’s relationship with Hickerson goes, it looks like they are back on good terms despite their legal drama. The two were spotted together at an airport on November 5 with luggage in tow. Hickerson was previously placed under arrest for domestic violence on May 2, following a dispute between him and Panettiere.
Afterwards, he was ordered to stay 100 yards away from the actress. While making an appearance at a Los Angeles court for his arraignment, Hickerson was prohibited from owning firearms and from reaching out to the star. He ultimately pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.
In recent months, the Heroes starlet was spotted holding hands with Hickerson’s brother, Zach, however a family insider said there was nothing romantic going on between them. “Hayden and Zach are just friends,” the source claimed. “They have been friends for as long as she’s been dating Brian; Zach and Brian are close.”
Another source revealed in September that Hickerson and Panettiere were still together. “It’s hard on Brian that he can’t be in public with Hayden. He loves her,” the insider said. “Brian says that he and Hayden have not broken up. They have never broken up.”