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Hayden Panettiere says her daughter Kaya still loves her, having sent her to live with her father during Hayden’s opioid addiction.

Hayden, 32, insisted she still had a good relationship with seven-year-old Kaya, who lives with her father Wladimir Klitschko, 46, in Ukraine.

The “Nashville” star told People magazine. “She has a great life. I was just with her. She’s just an amazing kid. She’s smart and she’s funny and for some reason she still loves me.”

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Hayden – who recently opened up about her past battle with alcohol and opioid addiction – revealed she didn’t drink during her pregnancy but fell off the wagon after giving birth.

Hayden admitted she struggled with the decision to fire Kaya, but ultimately decided it was the best thing for her.

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She said: “It was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. But I wanted to be a good mother to her – and sometimes that means letting them go.”

While there is currently a war in Ukraine – where Wladimir’s brother Vitali – is mayor of Kyiv, Hayden insisted that Kaya is no longer there but is “very safe where she finds herself and has a lot of friends”.

She added to ‘Good Morning America’: “She’s my favorite little person. And seeing how she handled this whole Ukrainian situation really blew my mind.

“All these, like, little common senses that remind me of what I was like as a little kid. She’s like version 2.0 where she’s so much smarter. But she’s amazing. She’s such a little lightweight. Amazing human being.

“She’s not alone. She handled it [in] stride. I talk to Wlad a lot. And I don’t think anyone knew it was going to be like this. So it was a shock to the system.”