Hayden Panettiere and Scotty McKnight split up
The ‘Nashville’ actress and the football player called time on their relationship a few weeks ago but are determined to remain friends.
According to gossip website TMZ: “Hayden Panettiere and her football player boyfriend Scotty McKnight are officially broken up.
“The two broke up a couple of weeks ago ... but it wasn't a nasty breakup. They are still really good friends.
“They will probably be back together sometime down the road.”
Panettiere started dating McKnight after splitting from heavyweight boxing champion Wladmir Klitschko in May 2011 after a year and a half together because they couldn't cope with having a long-distance relationship.
Panettiere lived in the US, while Klitschko - who was raised in the Ukraine - is based in Hamburg, Germany.
Panettiere said at the time: "While we decided to split, we feel great sympathy and respect for each other and will surely stay close friends."
Klitschko added: "We had a great time together. But more and more we saw how difficult it is to maintain a relationship when living on two continents. I cherish Hayden as a person and woman."