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Hayden Panettiere ‘not seen daughter’ much

February 8, 2019

Hayden Panettiere reportedly “hasn’t had much time” with her daughter in recent months.

The ‘Nashville’ actress split from her fiance Wladimir Klitschko last year and it’s been claimed four-year-old Kaya is living with the boxer in his native Ukraine, but the 29-year-old star is settled in Los Angeles and “comes and goes” between the countries only infrequently.

A source told Us Weekly magazine: ”‘She really hasn’t had much time with her daughter. She knows the child being with her is not best for [Kaya right now]. It’s a sad situation.’

Insiders admit Hayden is stuck in a “heartbreaking and challenging” position and they think something needs to change in order to successfully “manage” the situation.

The source added: “It’s heartbreaking and challenging. They didn’t spend the holidays together. It’s disturbing, and she’ll have to figure out how to manage this. It’s not an easy scenario.”

The report comes just a month after the former ‘Heroes’ star - who is now dating Brian Hickerson - claimed she and Wladimir are still friends and they are doing their best to co-parent their little girl.

She said: “We’re still respectful of each other, and we still have that friendship with each other.

“It’s not a situation that you find yourself in all that often, so it’s a new one. But I think we’ve done a really good job.

“We’re trying to do the book smarts and the street smart. So, you know, trial and error as a parent. ... We’re all going to make mistakes.”

Hayden also admitted she and her former partner had been in trouble because Kaya had missed so much school.

She said: “We go on nice long vacations that result in an email from her school saying, ‘Your kid has been gone too long’. Like, she’s four, so let’s not make too big a deal. She speaks multiple languages.”