Hayden Panettiere was recently spotted holding hands with her allegedly abusive ex-boyfriend’s brother, Zach Hickerson. This is weird because ex-boyfriend Brian Hickerson is currently awaiting trial and facing up to four years in prison for allegedly physically assaulting Hayden during a messy drunken brawl. A restraining order is currently in effect and friends have expressed concern that Hayden still has feelings for him..
As they should be worried, Brian has proven to be a worrisome mess thanks to stating that he steals Hayden’s credit cards when she’s sleeping to buy “cool stuff“, allegedly beating on his own father, and of course, this current domestic violence situation. So Hayden holding hands with Brian’s brother, Zack, feels messier than a Dina Lohan/Michael Lohan/Catfish boyfriend love triangle.
Here’s the pic:
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According to Us Weekly
Just friends? Hayden Panettiere was spotted with her boyfriend Brian Hickerson’s brother, Zach Hickerson, in New York City after a judge ordered Brian to keep his distance from the actress.
In photos first obtained by InTouch Weekly Panettiere and Zach appeared to be in good spirits as they walked around New York City on September 4.
While the twosome were holding hands, a source close to the Hickerson family told the magazine that the Golden Globe nominee and Zach’s relationship is “not romantic.”
I get that holding hands doesn’t exactly mean that they are taking trips to Pound Town, but it may be safe for Hayden to just let go of the whole Hickerson clan. Brian Hickerson already got into a a family brawl, so you know that the holidays get lit at their house, and who needs people getting arrested and throwing punches when you just want to eat pie?!
Also, Brian isn’t supposed to have any contact with Hayden even through a third party.
Brian’s relationship with Panettiere hasn’t been as easy-going, however. The aspiring actor was taken into custody on May 2 for domestic violence after a night out in Hollywood with Panettiere . Later that month, a judge granted a prosecutor-requested protective order, which stated that Brian, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, was not to come within 100 yards of the Heroes alum. The judge also ordered Brian not to contact Panettiere via phone, email or any other third party.
Zack and Hayden do seem to having a good time, and at least there was no puking after some Long Island Iced Teas, so that’s a good sign.
“He linked up with Hayden who was already in town,” a source told the outlet. “They were just goofing off and holding hands as friends. At one point, she was jumping up and down making funny faces, and he was flexing his muscles and laughing. They looked happy together.”
Okay, but if they did get together, the cops might as well open up a station in front of the Hickerson family house, because there will be arrests daily. And no word if Zack is a good guy, but Hayden should hide her credit cards just in case.