HAYDEN Panettiere had the world at her feet – hit TV roles, a hunky fiance and a beautiful baby girl But behind closed doors the 29-year-old, like so many new mums, was struggling with post-natal depression that ultimately led to two rehabs stays and her split from Wladmir Klitschko Fast forward four years and the actress is reportedly facing further heartbreak as her daughter Kaya is being raised 6,000 miles away from her in Ukraine, according to a new report Her boyfriend, Brian Hickerson, has hit back at the reports – revealing that the star is actually spending time with her daughter and ex at the moment He told Access: “Hayden is actually on a family vacation right now with her daughter and the Champ, so don’t believe everything you read She’s a great mum.” Hayden had previously revealed she had remained close to her ex after he supported her during her rehab stays The actress, who became a household name in Heroes, gave birth to their daughter Kaya in December 2014 She first entered rehab for post-natal depression in October 2015. At the time, she revealed: “I was always so terrified that people weren’t going to accept me “I finally just went, I’m tired of living afraid. I’m tired of living in fear of what people are going to think, so, you know, I’m just going to put it all out there on the table and I’m not going to worry about the judgement ” Just seven months later she checked into a treatment centre again. It came just as Nashville was cancelled On the show she played Juliette Barnes, who also suffered from post-natal depression She told her fans at the time: “The postpartum depression I have been experiencing has impacted every aspect of my life “Rather than stay stuck due to unhealthy coping mechanisms I have chosen to take time to reflect holistically on my health and life Wish me luck!” Speaking about getting help, she revealed: “You feel off. You don’t feel like yourself “But I think I’m all the stronger for it. And I think I’m a better mom because of it Women are so resilient and that’s the incredible thing about them.” After overcoming her issues, Hayden and her fiancé Wladmir called it quits after nine years together last August Hayden was just 19 when she fell for the 33-year-old boxer and the couple went through a few splits during their time together At the time it was announced that the couple would co-parent their daughter between Europe and America What is post-natal depression? Post-natal depression is a type of depression that affects parents after they have a baby The major depression is triggered by childbirth but is much more severe than just the “baby blues” It can also occur following a miscarriage or stillbirth of a baby. Recent sources claimed that Hayden hardly gets to see the youngster, as she spends most of the time in Wladmir’s native Ukraine It’s reported that Hayden “comes and goes” to Europe as she tries to visit her daughter as much as possible, however, it is a “challenging” situation Speaking to Us Weekly, the insider explained: “She really hasn’t had much time with her daughter “She knows the child being with her is not best for [Kaya right now]. It’s a sad situation “It’s heartbreaking and challenging. “They didn’t spend the holidays together “It’s disturbing, and she’ll have to figure out how to manage this. It’s not an easy scenario ” While her boyfriend has denied this is the case, Hayden is yet to comment on the situation as she continues to concentrate on being the best mum possible Got a story? email [email protected] or call us direct on 02077824220 We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.