“Nashville” Star Hayden Panettiere’s Boyfriend Charged with Domestic Battery on Valentine’s Day

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Actress Hayden Panettiere has seen her share of tragic storylines through the years. But recently, that tragic storyline bled into her personal life.

According to People magazine, Panettiere’s current boyfriend Brian Hickerson was arrested and charged after a domestic dispute in the early morning hours of Feb. 14.

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That’s right…on Valentine’s Day.

According to court documents, Hickerson is said to have punched Panettiere with a closed fist at a private residence in Jackson, Wyoming. Not only was he charged with domestic battery, but was also charged with interference with a cop. The investigation is currently ongoing. Pannettiere is said to have had a red and swollen face as a result of the punch, but also had injuries to her left hand. The actress has yet to make any sort of public statement about the incident.

This is not the first time Hickerson has had a run in with the law. In October of 2018, both Hickerson and Panettiere were involved in a drunken altercation with Hickerson’s father. And in May 2019, Hickerson was arrested on a domestic violence charge.

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Fans will recall that Panettiere split with her then-fiancé Wladimir Klitschko in August 2018. The two share a daughter together. Soon after, her and Hickerson began dating.