Hayden Panettiere reunites with her ex-boyfriend Brian Hickerson after having spent time in jail for domestic violence , but he insists they are not together again.
Hickerson, 32 -year-old confirmed he was hanging out with the actress, 31, at a restaurant in West Hollywood on Saturday, nearly two months after he became a free man again.
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"To clarify, I was enjoying a Miller 'Latte ' [slang forMiller Lite], and Hayden was not drinking, "he told E! News Wednesday of Panettiere, who is sober.
"We went to a new restaurant based in Texas, and being a southerner, I am a huge fan of country music. So yes, there was line dancing. "
Hickerson told the outlet that he and Panettiere " are not together again ", but are " working on "rebuilding their friendship.
" We have a long history together, and the first step in my reconciliation is exactly what Hayden was kind enough to allow me to do. "
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A representative of the old "Heroes " n ' did not immediately reresponded to our request for comment.
A source close to Panettiere, however, told E! News as she focuses on her relationship with her 6-year-old daughter, Kaya, whom she shares with ex-fiance Wladimir Klitschko, as well as her sobriety and healing from her troubled relationship with Hickerson.
Hayden Panettiere and Brian Hickerson are seen on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. ()
"Hayden is ready to forgive Brian and start a new chapter, despite his close concerns, " said source. "Hayden has a huge heart and wants to see the best in everyone.
Hickerson was sentenced in April to 45 days in county jail after pleading uncontested to two counts of injuring a spouse or girlfriend. in jail on May 7 and was released early on May 20.
He was also sentenced to four years probation, 52 domestic violence classes and a $ 500 fee.
While Panettiere has a five-year restraining order against spokesperson Hickersone from the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office says People he "does not prohibit the accused and the victim from interacting amicably.
Hickerson's conviction came after he was arrested in July 2020 for allegedly assaulting Panettiere on multiple occasions between May 2019 and January 2020, to which he initially pleaded not guilty .
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Panettiere publicly addressed the goneallegations of abuse on her Instagram at the time, writing: "I share the truth about what happened to me in the hope that my story will help others in abusive relationships. 'get the help they need and deserve. "
She continued, " I am ready to do my part so that this man never does harm again to anyone. I am grateful for my support system, which has helped me find the courage to find my voice and my life. "
Hickerson was once stopped for domestic battery on Valentine's Day in 2020 and for domestic violence in May 2019. These two incidents also involved Panettiere.
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