Hayden Panettiere has ended her romance with her boxer boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko.
The Scream 4 star, 21, has been dating the Russian sportsman, 35, since 2009 but they have now revealed the relationship is over.
Panettiere confirmed the news in a statement, obtained by Germany's Bunte.de, while the boxer has blamed the split on their struggle to maintain a long-distance relationship.
Panettiere's statement reads, "While we decided to split, we feel great sympathy and respect for each other and will surely stay close friends."
Klitschko adds, "We had a great time together. But more and more we realized how difficult it is to maintain a relationship when living on two continents… I cherish Hayden as a person and woman. I'm sure we will stay friends."
Panettiere previously dated her "Heroes" co-star Milo Ventimiglia. They split in early 2009.
In more breakup news, Leonardo DiCaprio has ended his longtime romance with Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli, according to a U.S. report.
The Hollywood actor first became involved with the catwalk beauty in 2005 and they dated for four years before parting ways in 2009.
They rekindled their relationship last year, but have now split for good, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
The publication reports the couple broke up late last week. A source says, "It was amicable, they're still friends and they are still talking. They just grew apart and went their separate ways. Neither were ready to settle down, and both have busy careers that have been taking them in different directions."
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