Actress Hayden Panettiere recently showed support the father of her daughter, Ukrainian Hall of Fame boxer Wladimir Klitschko. Here’s a look at the star’s custody arrangement.
The Heroes actress shared an impassioned post on her Instagram in which she supported her ex-fiance amid the crisis in Ukraine.
The star also replied to one commenter who asked if her daughter Kaya was still living in Ukraine with her dad Wladimir. Hayden replied saying that she was “safe and not in Ukraine”.
HAYDEN PANETTIERE’S CUSTODY ARRANGEMENT
Although Hayden and Wladimir seem to have a healthy co-parenting relationship, the actress does not have primary custody of her seven-year-old daughter Kaya.
As Hayden battled post-partum depression Wladimir became Kaya’s primary caregiver and moved back to Ukraine with her.
The Nashville actress’ custody arrangement might seem unusual to many. However, Hayden appears to be on board with it.
She has previously shared her gratitude for Wladimir’s parenting skills. In Feb 2020, the actress tweeted a photo of the Ukrainian boxer and their daughter as they were dancing.
She also called her ex, the “best father ever”.
Back in 2019, an insider told Us Weekly that the Nashville alum hadn’t “had much time” with Kaya since her split with Wladimir in 2018.
“She knows the child being with her is not best for [Kaya right now]. It’s a sad situation,” the insider added referring to the actress’ tumultuous relationship with Brian Hickerson at the time.
ACTRESS’ RELATIONSHIP WITH WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO
Hayden, 32, and Wladimir, 45, have an age difference of 13 years. The pair first started dating in 2009.
The two were together for almost two years before calling it quits due to the challenges of a long-distance relationship.
The pair got back together in 2013 and went on to get engaged. They had daughter Kaya a year later after re-igniting their romance. However, their relationship was not to last as the two called it quits once again in 2018.
BROTHERS WLADIMIR AND VITALI KLITSCHKO TO TAKE UP ARMS
Former boxing champions and brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko are ready to take up arms to defend their country.
Vitali, 50, who has been the mayor of the capital Kyiv since 2014, said on Good Morning Britain recently, “I don’t have another choice, I have to do that. I’ll be fighting,”
Moreover, the former heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko enlisted in Ukraine’s reserve army in early February.