The boxer and the actress are dunzo. PEOPLE reports that after two years of dating, Hayden Panettiere and Ukrainian heavyweight boxing champion Wladmir Klitschko are no longer a couple.
"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," says Panettiere.
For his part, Klitschko says the long distance nature of their relationship is what doomed them.
"We had a great time together, but it's not that easy to manage a relationship between two continents," he says. "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."
The two were recently seen together at the Tribeca Film Festival for the premiere of "Klitschko," a documentary about Wladmir and his brother Vitali's exploits in the world of boxing.