Hayden Panettiere is getting vulnerable about her past.
The Scream 4 actress recently opened up about her healing journey after battles with postpartum depression and substance abuse, noting that she plans to talk candidly about her struggles with her 8-year-old daughter, Kaya. As Hayden told Women’s Health in a cover story published March 6, she’s “looking forward to the day where I get to have these conversations with her.”
Hayden shared, “I’m grateful that I’m equipped with the information and with the experience that I’ve had with postpartum depression.”
Previously, Hayden has been candid about her past struggles with alcoholism and an opioid addiction. In July 2022, she told People she was offered “happy pills” at age 15 before walking red carpets, and that the “the drugs and alcohol became something I almost couldn’t live without” as she got older.
When she welcomed Kaya in December 2014 with ex Wladimir Klitschko, Hayden’s postpartum depression marked the period as a “gray color” in her life, she told the outlet. “I never had the feeling that I wanted to harm my child,” she said, “but I didn’t want to spend any time with her.”