Hayden Panettiere Explains Why She's FORGIVING Abusive Ex Brian Hickerson Again!

After opening up about her secret battle with addiction, Hayden Panettiere is getting candid about an even more controversial part of her past. Or should we, unfortunately, say her present..? While speaking with People on Wednesday, the Heroes star not only discussed her relationship with abusive ex-boyfriend Brian Hickerson - she explained why she's giving him a second chance! Yes, really. The 32-year-old began by sharing: "It was a very dark and complicated time in my life. But a lot of women go through what I went through, and I want people to know it's OK to ask for help." 100% . . .