Hayden Panettiere is sharing more about arranging custody of her only child.
In a new episode of “Red Table Talk”, Panettiere opened up about the “very upsetting” experience of giving up custody of his 7-year-old daughter with ex-mistress Wladmir Klitschko to him.
Panettiere previously said she was struggling with substance abuse at the time of that decision in 2018 and the issue was not being “discussed”.
“If [Klitschko] came up to me and said that I think because of where you are right now and the struggles you’re having, it would be good for her to stay here with me for a while – which if I can get enough The conversation I’m going to talk about makes sense, I get it, I’ll visit there. ”
This week’s episode features co-hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield Norris and guest host Kelly Osbourne.
Panettiere said the papers give Klitschko full custody of their daughter.
“It was the worst signing of those papers, the most heartbreaking thing I’ve ever had to do in my life… I’ll work on my own, I’ll get better, and when I’m better everything will be changed and she could have come to me and I could have had time with her but that didn’t happen,” Panettiere said in a clip from the episode.
Panettiere added, “It was the hardest thing I could do,” she recalls. “But the best thing for my daughter is making sure she’s okay, taking care of herself and making sure I can be a good mother to her. And sometimes that means letting go.”