Hayden Panettiere shares an update on her relationship with her daughter Kaya
Hayden Panettiere gave a rare glimpse into her life as a mom.
In a candid new interview with Peoplein which she shared her past struggles with alcoholism and an opioid addiction, the Bring it on the star also spoke openly about her relationship with her 7-year-old daughter kayak.
“Oh my God, that kid came out of me,” Hayden said. “But she’s smarter than me. And she’s going to be taller than me!
In 2018, the 32-year-old made the difficult decision to send her daughter to live in Ukraine with her father, Wladimir Klitschkoin the midst of his battle with addiction.
“It was the hardest thing I could do,” she recalls. “But the best thing for my daughter was making sure she was okay, taking care of me and making sure I could be a good mother to her. And sometimes that means letting go.”
While the choice to send Kaya around the world certainly wasn’t easy, Hayden shared that she’s now sober and grateful for the bond she has with her daughter today.
“She has a great life,” the mum said of her daughter, who remains abroad but is no longer in Ukraine due to the ongoing war with Russia. “I was just with her. She’s just an amazing kid. She’s smart and she’s funny and for some reason she still loves me.”