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Hayden Panettiere Holds Hands With Boyfriend Brian Hickerson's Brother After Getting a Restraining Order

Hayden Panettiere seems to be staying close with her boyfriend Brian Hickerson‘s brother after Brian‘s arrest for domestic violence.

The 30-year-old Nashville star was seen holding hands with Zach Hickerson on September 4 in New York City. (Click here to see the photos.)

The two were seen looking happy, walking and talking together in the city.

That said, a family source tells In Touch Weekly that their relationship is “not romantic.”

Hayden and Zach are just friends. They have been friends for as long as she’s been dating Brian; Zach and Brian are close. Zach was in NYC for a job interview and he linked up with Hayden who was already in town. They were just goofing off and holding hands as friends. At one point, she was jumping up and down making funny faces, and he was flexing his muscles and laughing. They looked happy together,” the source said.

Brian was arrested for allegedly hitting Hayden during a physical altercation back in May.

READ MORE: Hayden Panettiere’s Loved Ones Concerned About Her ‘Out of Control’ Relationship with Brian Hickerson

Hayden Panettiere's Loved Ones Concerned About Her 'Out of Control' Relationship with Brian Hickerson

Hayden Panettiere‘s loved ones are hoping she leaves Brian Hickerson, who is involved in a domestic violence case after an alleged incident between them in May.

“It is totally out of control and she has to get over this guy,” a source told People. “Her friends and family have been worried about her for quite a while, and things seem to have gotten worse. She needs to do some soul-searching. For whatever reason, she continues this relationship, but it has done nothing but take her down lower. It’s a sad situation.”

Hayden needs to surround herself with different types of people and get a hand on both her personal and professional life,” the source continued. “It’s hard to imagine things getting any worse, but they could.”

“Her life is in flux with her daughter living away, and she has other issues weighing on her mind,” the source added. They “are begging her to straighten up and move ahead.”

According to prosecutors on Brian‘s case, he “willfully inflicted corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition upon Hayden Panettiere.”

Hayden‘s family previously spoke out for the first time about the charges against Brian Hickerson.

Hayden Panettiere's Family Breaks Silence on Her Boyfriend's Domestic Violence Charges

Hayden Panettiere‘s family has released a statement concerning her boyfriend Brian Hickerson‘s domestic violence charges.

If you don’t know, Brian was arrested in early May for an alleged domestic violence incident and was in court this week for the charges. The judge in the case refused to lessen the charges against him and wouldn’t drop the case.

“We are hopeful that the judge makes the right decision. It’s an important message in terms of domestic violence for all women,” Hayden‘s family said to People.

“Right off the bat, I noticed that she had bruising on her eyelids, a swollen face. She did have marks on her neck, the left side. When I continued to talk to her she removed the sweater that she had on. I saw bruising on both her arms,” the responding police officer said about the early May incident (via Radar).

Hayden Panettiere and Brian Hickerson were first linked in August of 2018.

Connie Britton Asked About 'Nashville' Co-Star Hayden Panettiere's Recent Headlines

Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere co-starred on Nashville together for several years, and Connie was recently asked about her recent struggles.

If you don’t know, Hayden‘s boyfriend Brian Hickerson was charged with felony domestic violence and was ordered to stay away from her. He was arrested early last month after a physical altercation.

“We kind of haven’t really been in a strong connection since the show ended,” Connie told Us Weekly on the red carpet. “I, honestly — I’m not super aware of what’s going on. I’ve heard little bits and pieces. I try to just stick to the things that I hear from people I trust.”

Though Nashville ended last year, it appears as if the series is not done quite yet…

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Brian Hickerson Charged With Felony Domestic Violence, Must Stay Away From Girlfriend Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere‘s boyfriend Brian Hickerson has been charged with one count of felony domestic violence.

The L.A. County District Attorney’s office charged him on Thursday (May 23) following his arrest earlier in the month after a reported physical fight with the actress.

He pled not guilty to the charge, according to People. He will now return to court for a hearing on June 26.

In the meantime, the judge issued a protective order against Brian, which reportedly prevents him from coming within 100 yards of Hayden, via RadarOnline. The District Attorney confirmed the protective order to People, but did not provide those specific details.

There were unreported incidents of domestic violence in their relationship, according to RadarOnline.

If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison.

Prior to the conviction, the two were seen at a gas station following the domestic dispute.

Hayden Panettiere & Boyfriend Brian Hickerson Are Still Going Strong Despite Domestic Violence Arrest

Hayden Panettiere and her boyfriend Brian Hickerson are still going strong despite his arrest for domestic violence just a couple weeks ago.

The couple was spotted filling up some fuel tanks at a gas station on Thursday afternoon (May 16) in Los Angeles.

Brian was arrested on May 1 after he and Hayden got into a fight that turned physical. The cops were called and they “noticed redness and marks on Hayden‘s body,” so it was determined that Brian started the fight and he was arrested and booked for felony domestic violence.

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