Hayden Panettiere is reportedly trying to move on from her abusive relationship with boyfriend Brian Hickerson.
After Hickerson was arrested for domestic violence almost a month ago, the Nashville star is now healing from the trauma. According to a source from E! News, the actress is doing her best to abide by a Judge’s court ruling that Hickerson should keep his distance.
The source told E! News:
“Hayden Panettiere has recently realized that her relationship with Brian has had numerous negative consequences on her personal and professional life.”
The insider added, “Hayden is now vowing to make changes in order to rebuild her life and career.”
However, times have been difficult for the 29-year-old actress according to the source.
“It’s been really hard for her, but her family has advised she take time for herself right now and get her priorities straight,” another source says. “Hayden knows she needs to focus on herself and had to split with Brian for now in order to make huge positive strides in her life. She is taking it day by day trying to heal. Hayden is trying to stay low-key and process what’s next for her.”
The legal drama between Panettiere and Hickerson began May 2. The latter was apprehended for domestic violence but was released after posting a bond worth 50,000 USD. Hickerson pleaded not guilty. Despite the charges, authorities did not identify the actress as the victim.
While the couple seemed to be making amends about two weeks later, a judge issued a protective order against Panettiere’s boyfriend. The order forbid Hickerson from being within 100 yards of distance from the actress.