HEROES star HAYDEN PANETTIERE has spoken for the first time about her split from boyfriend STEPHEN COLETTI, revealing she just wanted some time alone.
The 18-year-old beauty ended her one-year relationship with the Laguna Beach star last September (07) – insisting the pair had parted on amicable terms.
And Panettiere, who is now dating her Heroes co-star Milo Ventimiglia, admits she desperately needed her own space.
She tells American magazine Seventeen, “I just knew I wanted to breathe. I wanted to be single at the time. It just hit me like a ton of bricks – this is the time I need to be with myself.”
And she admits she’s not an easy girlfriend: “It takes such a secure person to be with someone like me; it takes so much confidence, it takes so much trust.”