Hayden Panettiere Recalls

As  Giving Up Custody Of Her Daughter 

Had Been An Upsetting Decision

Her recent interview with ABC News featured the story of Hayden Panettiere's decision to give up custody of her daughter to her ex-husband Wladimir Klitschko

The interview in the news

As Willow Smith was standing in for Panettiere, Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield Norris, and Kelly Osbourne discussed that Willow Smith was signing Kaya's custody papers

The discussion

In an exclusive interview with People magazine, Banfield Norris asked the Nashville actress whether she thought it was best for her daughter to be with her dad

The best happens

Initially, it wasn't a conversation, she explained, but if she had come to me and said I think it would be good for you given your struggle right now," she would have been more open

The conversation explained

She continued that the way the paperwork was handled was very upsetting. It was the most heart-breaking thing that had ever happened to her

The handling of the paper

As Panettiere explained, I had planned to work on myself and get better, and when I did, we could spend some time together, but that did not happen

The time together

The two had gotten engaged in 2013, and Panettiere expected her daughter to visit her as soon as she got better

The visit after recovery

While battling an opiate and alcohol addiction, Panettiere gave up custody of Kaya in 2018. She also split from her ex-husband Klitschko in 2018

The split from the husband

Previously, Panettiere told People magazine Klitschko wanted to be far away from her. I also wanted to stay away from her

Statement to the magazine

As a result of the opiates and alcohol, I was doing anything to make myself feel better for a minute. Then I wouldn't feel well and end up feeling worse

Everything is better

She described the decision to give up Kaya at the time as one of the hardest she had ever faced. Panettiere said it was the hardest thing she had ever had to do

The hardest thing ever

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