Hayden Panettiere 'Losing Control' as New Beau Becomes Bad Influence on Her

The 'Nashville' star's family and friends are reportedly worried about her drinking behavior, which has been out of control since she's dating Brian Hickerson.

AceShowbiz - Hayden Panettiere is allegedly changing for the worse since meeting her new boyfriend Brian Hickerson. The 29-year-old actress has been dating the 28-year-old hunk, who is said to only encourage her toxic behavior, after she split from longtime boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko.

"Her family and friends are worried about her. Hayden's been drinking too much and acting out," a source tells Life & Style magazine. "Wladimir was a calming influence on her. Now that he's not in the picture, she seems to be losing control."

Concerned about her well-being, Hayden's closed ones have been urging her to get help. "Everyone in Hayden's inner circle is saying the same thing: She needs to get it together, for the sake of her health," so the source notes.

Hayden was spotted having a wild night out in West Hollywood with Brian back in August, when their dating reports first emerged. She was pictured going barefoot while holding hands with her new lover while leaving popular Los Angeles hotspot Craig's.

A photo later surfaced online showing the "Heroes" alum vomiting over a railing outside a bar as she appeared to get wasted. Her new boyfriend was seen sitting on the stairs outside Gladstones in Malibu, holding her purse.

A staffer at the bar said she had two Long Island iced teas "before even ordering food." She was so drunk that she "didn't know where she was going and then ran down to the beach." An onlooker added, "He seemed to be annoyed with her because she was drunk and he was completely normal - as if he hadn't been drinking at all."

Hayden shares a three-year-old daughter, Kaya, with Wladimir, who has now taken their child to Ukraine with him. Explaining the reason of the former couple's split after nine years together, her mother told Radar Online in August, "[I] think there are a lot of changes going on in her life. But I think they're positive changes. And I think that she's taking some time."

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