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Hayden Panettiere, Wladimir Klitschko end hard-to-spell relationship

The most mismatched relationship in FameVille has come to a close, as Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere and heavyweight boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko have broken up. It seems being apart was too much for the tiny woman and the hulking Ukrainian.

"Even though we've decided splitting up is best for both of us, we have an amazing amount of love and respect for each other and remain very close friends," the 21-year-old Panettiere told People. Klitschko, the 35-year-old IBF, IBO and WBO champ, said the distance is what did them in.

"We had a great time together, but it's not that easy to manage a relationship between two continents," he said. "I have a lot of respect for Hayden as a person and as a friend, and I believe we'll keep our friendship even after the separation." Now he can chase after Bar Refaeli and she can go after Leonardo DiCaprio, so that's a plus.

[Photo: The couple with the hardest-to-spell names ever have called it off. Good thing they didn't get married and hyphenate. Getty Images]


Posted by Joshua Gillin at 1:57:43 pm on May 12, 2011