After the birth: Panettiere’s alcoholism destroyed his relationship with Klitschko

The US actress Hayden Panettiere spoke about her previous addiction problems in an interview. “I woke up shaking and could only function with a sip of alcohol,” the 32-year-old told Celebrity magazine People. So she did everything with opiates and alcohol to feel happier for a moment. “Then I was worse than before. I was in a cycle of self-destruction,” Panettiere continued.

Panettiere on Klitschko: “He didn’t want to be around me”

With her ex-fiancé Wladimir Klitschko Panettiere has a daughter together kaya.

She did not drink during pregnancy. But things went downhill after Kaya was born. “There was just this gray color in my life,” said Panettiere, describing her feelings at the time. Panettiere was treated for postnatal depression but said she was still struggling. She became increasingly dependent on alcohol to get through the day. “I never felt like I wanted to harm my child, but I didn’t want to spend any time with her,” the actress said honestly.