Nashville’s Hayden Panettiere Says Breaking Up With Scotty McKnight Was “Like Getting a Divorce”
Breakups are never easy, and everything is magnified when you’re doing it in the spotlight like most celebrities. Nashville star Hayden Panettiere(Juliette Barnes) recently opened up to Celebuzz about her December 2012 split with NFL player Scotty McKnight, likening their relationship to a full-on marriage.
“It’s so interesting being in the industry where you’re with somebody, and it’s almost like getting married because it’s like signing a contract,” Hayden said. “When you split up, it’s like getting a divorce.”
At 23, the petite actress has had no shortage of relationships. Before Scotty, she dated Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko, Heroes actor (and her co-star) Milo Ventimiglia, and Laguna Beach star Stephen Colletti.
For now, she’s totally enjoying the single life.
“I love people in my life,” Hayden said. “That’s the best thing for me.”