Hayden Panettiere and Ex Boxer Boyfriend on Their Breakup

He has a strong left and an even stronger right cross and in the last round he usually fights to win, but this time he and his American girlfriend of almost two years were down for the count and decided to throw in the towel. Hollywood Actress and Singer Hayden Panettiere and Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko are calling it quits. The couple, who met during the launch party of the coffee table book, “Room 23″, say their long distance relationship is over but they’ve decided to remain friends.

35-year-old Wladimir Klitschko, a boxer from the Ukraine, currently living in Hamburg, Germany, released a statement saying, “We had a great time but it’s not easy to manage a relationship between two continents. I’m sure we will stay friends.”

Hayden Panettiere, who is 14 years younger than Wladimir Klitschko, and apparently mismatched not only in age but also in height, tells People “Even though we’ve decided splitting up is best for both of us, we have an amazing amount of love and respect for each other and remain very close.” Hayden Panettiere is 5′ 1″ and Wladimir Klitschko is 6′ 6″ in height.

But we could see why Hayden was attracted to this brainy boxer. Wladimir Klitschko is Dr. Klitschko. Wladimir earned his doctorate in Sports Science and Philosophy from the University of Keiv in Ukrain back in 2011.The Boxer is said to be recovering from an injury and cancelled his upcoming fight in April with Dereck Chisora.

Hayden Panettiere accepted US Weekly’s 2011 “Style Chameleon” award, and if Hayden’s ability to seemingly change her look effortlessly says anything at all about who she really is, this Fashionista and Style Chameleon will be okay.

Originally Posted at “First Class Fashionista”
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Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko

Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko

Note: “Room 23″ by Diana Jenkins features celeb pics taken in room 23 at the Peninsula Hotel.