Hayden Panettiere spotted with mystery man, sparks rumors of split with fiancé Wladimir Klitschko
Panettiere was spotted outside a popular celebrity in LA with a mystery man, with the pair dancing together in the parking lot before getting away.
It appears as though 'Heroes' actress Hayden Panettiere has already moved on from her ex-fiancé Wladimir Klitschko. The 28-year-old was spotted by paparazzi holding hands with a mystery man as she exited celebrity hotspot Craig's in Los Angeles on Thursday, giving rise to rumors that the two were dating. The actress seemed quite happy to be with her new partner, with the pair stopping to show off their dance moves to those assembled. Sporting a floral dress, Hayden can be seen in one of the pictures twirling around as her new beau watched on. Shoeless, clasping her phone in one hand and flashing a dazzling smile, the two pranced their way to their awaiting transport.
As the pictures spread, her mother, Lesley Vogel, came out to confirm that Hayden had split from Wladimir, claiming "there are a lot of changes going on in her life." She told Radar Online: "But I think they’re positive changes. And I think that she’s taking some time. She needs to take a little bit of a break and make some decisions on her own of what she wants to do. So I think she is in a very good place."
Vogel added that following the split, as well as the conclusion of her show 'Nashville,' her daughter had moved from Nashville to LA. However, she insisted that both Hayden and Klitschko are still on good terms, pointing out how they had vacationed together in Greece with their 3.5-year-old daughter, Kaya.
Their relationship had been an on-and-off one. Hayden first met then-world heavyweight boxing champion Klitschko in 2009 at the book launch party for mutual acquaintance Diana Jenkins' 'Room 23' (both appeared in the book) and had subsequently begun dating. However, in May 2011, she announced that they had split from one another, with both citing the long-distance nature of their relationship as the reason.
They remained close friends, and in an April 2013 interview, Hayden confirmed that she and Wladimir had resumed their romantic relationship. The duo announced their engagement in October 2013 and then welcomed a daughter in December 2014.
According to People, the pair were last seen together in public in February while enjoying a tropical getaway with Kaya in Barbados. But with her sighting with a new man already, this most recent split might prove more permanent.