Hayden Panettiere’s ex-boyfriend has ruled out a reconciliation with the actress.
Brian Hickerson has insisted he and the ‘Heroes’ actress have ended their four-year romance for good and are now “just friends” and “absolutely not” together anymore.
Brian – who is on probation for alleged incidents of domestic violence involving the 32-year-old star – told TMZ he is “looking forward to new chapters”.
The real estate agent spoke hours after Hayden publicly revealed his drug and alcohol abuse issues, as well as their rocky relationship, and he praised the former ‘Nasvhille’ actress for being open.
He said: “I think she did a great job.
“She’s awesome – I’m excited to see the next opportunities for her…
“I think everyone would like to see [her thrive]…she’s over there man, I mean, you know, ‘Scream 6.’
The former couple got involved in a fight at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in Los Angeles in March and Brian admitted it was “not one of the best times” of his life, but it prompted him to go “get treatment and get help”.
Meanwhile, in an interview with People magazine, Hayden opened up about his “very dark and complicated time” in his relationship with Brian, who previously did not contest two counts of injuring a partner and spending 13 days in prison.
She said: “It was a very dark and complicated time in my life. But a lot of women are going through what I went through, and I want people to know that it’s okay to ask for help.
“None of this is OK. But I want to make sure everyone knows that every person who goes through something like this is on their own path. No two things are the same.”