The 2 have been lately noticed collectively, after he accomplished time behind bars for injuring her.
Hayden Panettiere hasn’t fully shut ex Brian Hickerson out of her life.
The 2 have been noticed collectively in West Hollywood over the weekend, in response to E!, with Hickerson himself telling the outlet the duo have been “not again collectively however are engaged on a friendship.”
A supply near Hayden confirms they’re in communication. “Brian is in intensive remedy remedy,” the supply tells TooFab. “She will not overlook what he did however she’s attempting to forgive and transfer ahead.”
Our supply added Hayden “is sober and doing very properly.”
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That echoes what Hickerson informed E!, telling the publication that Panettiere was “not ingesting” throughout their hangout with buddies. “We’ve an extended historical past collectively, and step one in my restoration as an abuser is making amends,” he added. “That is precisely what Hayden has been gracious sufficient to permit me to do.”
In April, Hickerson was sentenced to 45 days in jail after pleading no contest to 2 felony counts of injuring a partner/cohabitant/girlfriend/kid’s mum or dad. He was additionally sentenced to 4 years probation, obtained a five-year restraining order and was ordered to attend 52 home violence lessons and pay a $500 payment.
Hickerson initially pleaded not responsible to eight prices introduced in opposition to him after his July 2020 arrest — together with battery, corporal damage, assault with a lethal weapon and intimidating a witness, for incidents that allegedly occurred throughout his relationship with Panettiere. All remaining prices in opposition to him have been dropped after his sentencing.
He was beforehand arrested over allegations of abuse in opposition to Panettiere in February 2020 and Could 2019, the latter additionally for felony home violence. He pleaded not responsible and the costs have been dropped later that yr.
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“I’m coming ahead with the reality about what occurred to me with the hope that my story will empower others in abusive relationships to get the assistance they want and deserve,” Panettiere mentioned in a press release to TMZ final July.
“I’m ready to do my half to ensure this man by no means hurts anybody once more. I am grateful for my assist system, which helped me discover the braveness to regain my voice and my life,” she added.
“For anybody affected by abuse and needing assist, name 1-800-799-7233,” she concluded, sharing the Nationwide Home Violence Hotline, “or when you’re unable to talk safely, you possibly can log onto thehotline.org or textual content LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474.”