After a two year relationship, Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko have decided to call things quits according to People Magazine. Hayden, whose last name amazingly is harder to spell than Wladimir’s, told the mag “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.” Klitschko meanwhile cited their long distance as an obstacle too difficult to overcome in their relationship.
We always found it extremely difficult to believe the two were dating since the day we first posted a picture of them together in January, 2010. Let’s put aside Hayden’s 5’2″ status and Wladimir’s gigantic 6’5″ frame — hey, we’ve seen Chris Bosh and his wife together, it’s pretty similar — but this was just one of the oddest couples possible.
First off, how did they even meet? I could see Hayden and some other Hollywood actor being together, or maybe even an athlete. But a Ukrainian boxer who many sports fans in America don’t even know? How did that end up happening? It’s so strange that I think it only makes sense that they eventually broke up.
The one downside I’ll admit is that Wlad’s fights now will be slightly less exciting unless he scores a rebound girl as nice as Shane Mosley’s. I’ll also end this post by asking the question many of you have in mind: How weird did it look when the two of them decided to … go out for dinner. Their sheer height and size difference is astonishing!
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