Hayden Panettiere’s boyfriend Brian Hickerson was arrested on Friday around 2:30am after allegedly punching her face with a closed fist during a fight on Valentine’s Day.
Brian was booked for domestic battery and a second charge of interfering with a police officer, after he allegedly would not identify himself to authorities, according to TMZ.
The incident comes just nine months after he was arrested for domestic violence following a drunken argument with Hayden, 30, at 2am in May.
Mug shot: Hayden Panettiere’s boyfriend Brian Hickerson was arrested in Wyoming on Valentine’s Day after allegedly striking her in the face during a fight
The Nashville star’s boyfriend was found by cops from the Teton County Sheriff’s office on the driveway in Jackson Hole, Wyoming after someone called the police to report it.
The caller was reported to have said that there was an ‘intoxicated male’ that was ‘locked out of the home’ because ‘he punched his girlfriend in the face,’ according to the outlet.
Brian allegedly ‘struck’ the Hayden ‘with a closed fist on the right side of her face’ during their fight in their bedroom, where he also ‘threw’ her around.
Police noted that she had a ‘red and swollen face’ and ‘a scrape and swelling on her left hand’ which she believed came from his watch during their fight.
Throwback: Brian was booked for domestic battery and a second charge of interfering with a police office, after he allegedly would not identify himself to cops, according to TMZ; seen January 31, 2019 with Brian in LA
When authorities arrived on the scene, Brian was in the driveway and he allegedly told them that Hayden was inside the home ‘saying he beat the f**k out of me.’
He said that he hired a private chef to stay around that night so he ‘wouldn’t be accused of bulls**t’ while avoiding their question on whether or not he punched the star.
The police called the chef, who left their residence a little after 1 am (1.5 hours before he was arrested) and said he saw the couple arguing earlier in the evening.
The couple first began dating in August 2018 after she was spotted walking barefoot out of a restaurant with Brian by her side.
Prior to their outing, it was believed that Hayden was still with her then-fiance Wladimir Klitschko, who she shares five-year-old daughter Kaya.
The little one has been living with Wladimir, 43, in his home country of Ukraine and Hayden reportedly travels often to see her.
Mom: Hayden and ex fiance Wladimir Klitschko have a five-year-old daughter named Kaya; she lives with Wladimir in his home country of Ukraine and Hayden reportedly travels often to see her. Pictured holding her daughter in a snap she shared June 3, 2017 to Twitter
Hayden and Wladimir were in a relationship from 2009 until they split in May 2011; they reunited in April 2013 and got engaged in October of that same year.
In December 2014, the duo welcomed daughter Kaya; she revealed on Live With Kelly and Michael in September 2015 that she experienced postpartum depression.
One month later, Hayden voluntarily checked herself into a facility for postpartum depression and for a second time in May 2016.
Soon after Hayden was seen leaving Craig’s with Brian while barefoot, her mom confirmed she split from Wladimir, who is a Ukrainian former professional boxer.
In October 2018 – just two months after they were first seen together – Brian allegedly assaulted his father David with Hayden present, according to TMZ.
The incident occurred in South Carolina at a home; cops responded to a call for assault and battery.
Their debut: The incident comes just nine months after he was arrested for domestic violence following a drunken argument with Hayden at 2 am in May; pictured August 2, 2018, which is the first time they were seen together
The way they were: Prior to their outing, it was believed that Hayden was still with her then-fiance Wladimir Klitschko, who she shares five-year-old daughter Kaya; pictured December 7, 2013 at A Heart for Children Charity Gala in Berlin, Germany
Another domestic violence call was placed on May 2, 2019; He was arrested for domestic violence after a drunken argument with the actress turned physical at 2 am in LA, TMZ reported.
Police reportedly discovered ‘redness and marks’ on Hayden’s body; after he was book for felony domestic violence, he was released after posting a $50,000 bond.
The felony complaint said that he ‘willfully inflicted corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition upon Hayden P.’
He was later charged with one count of felony domestic violence on May 23, 2019 and pleaded not guilty to the charge, which could have seen up to four years in prison; the case was dismissed in September 2019.
‘Our office was unable to proceed because we could not secure a material witness. The protective order also was dismissed,’ a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.
In a weird twist of events, Hayden was spotted holding hands with Brian’s brother Zach in September while out and about in New York.
A source told People at the time that the display had nothing to do with affection: ‘Hayden and Zach are friends and have been for a while.’
Hayden’s family still doesn’t ‘approve of the relationship’ due to many past aggressions.
‘They are not fans of Brian,’ a source told People magazine. ‘It’s clear that he has issues of his own, not to mention the anger issues, which is obviously a big one.’
At the time, Hayden’s attorney Andrew Brettler told the publication: ‘Hayden is a strong, intelligent woman who is capable of making her own decisions.’
They were last seen together in November 2019 while walking through LAX airport together.
Career: Hayden’s last role was in the hit series Nashville, which ended its six year run in 2018
The TV star had told TMZ at the time that ‘Everything’s always been OK,’ despite his arrest under suspension of domestic violence in May.
Defending herself against critics accusing her of being in a toxic relationship, the actress said: ‘My family knows I’m smart enough to make my own decisions and thank you for being concerned, but I am A-Okay.’ She also assured people that everything was fine between her and her family.
In December, Hayden returned to social media following a 10 month from debuting her new pixie cut; she said: ‘Channeling my inner #Kirby #Scream4 Thanks to my boys @anthonyleonard.’
The message referenced her character Kirby Reed from the 2011 slasher film Scream 4, who rocked a similar haircut.
Earlier this month, Hayden posted another image to her Twitter showing off another hair change – this time blonde locks and an edgy hair cut.
Back: In December, Hayden returned to social media following a 10 month from debuting hew new pixie cut; she said of the new look: ‘Channeling my inner #Kirby #Scream4 Thanks to my boys @anthonyleonard’
New: Earlier this month, Hayden posted another image showing off another hair change – this time blonde locks and an edgy hair cut; she shared the image on February 5, 2020