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Who Is Brian Hickerson? New Details About Hayden Panettiere’s Boyfriend — And His Massive Credit Card Debt

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Who Is Brian Hickerson?

Who is Brian Hickerson? We were all pretty shocked when Hayden Panettiere split from Wladimir Klitschko, her fiancé and the father of her 3-year-old daughter Kaya. She quickly found someone new to focus her attentions on, actor Brian Hickerson. The new couple has been seen out and about in Los Angeles since July and they have appeared to be having fun. But, is Hickerson after Panettiere because of the woman she was or the money in her bank account? It's hard to tell. He's gotten himself into some hot water with Hayden's credit cards. Before we talk about that, let's look at all the details we know about him so far. Who is Hayden Panettiere's new boyfriend? 

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1. Who is he?

Brian Hickerson either a 28 or 34-year-old (depending on what source you look at) aspiring actor with one credit on his IMDB page for the 2017 thriller M.F.A. in which he played a police officer named Officer Williams. He is from South Carolina and just recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Since acting isn't a guaranteed career, he's also in real estate. 


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2. He was seen with Hayden before her breakup

Hayden and Wladmir announced their breakup after nine years together in early August, but she had been seen with Hickerson well before that. The couple has been involved since at least early July. In early August a source told E! Online, "Brian has been her sounding board since Hayden split from Wladimir and has really been there for her. They have been seeing each other for the past month and are hooking up." The two are apparently partying together and having fun. The couple met through friends. 


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3. His Insta story

Hickerson took to Instagram to post a story in which he admitted that while Hayden is sleeping, he uses her credit card to buy things he wants. “When my girlfriend is sleeping, I hijack the credit card and buy cool shit like that,” Hickerson said in the Insta story, pointing to a basketball hoop. “Basketball time!” he said, before shooting the ball and missing the shot. Hayden does not appear anywhere in the Insta story. 


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4. Troubling financial past

Radar Online revealed that Hickerson has left a trail of unpaid bills in his wake. In fact, the Bank of Travelers Rest filed a complaint against Hickerson claming he owes more than $13,000.


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5. His salary

According to a credit card application from a few years ago, Hickerson said he was self-employed at the Director of Operations at Hickerson Property. He claimed an annual income of $48,000. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Hayden Panettiere has a net worth of of $15 million. Is Hickerson with Hayden in part because of her money?


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6. Hayden and Wladimir

Hayden and Wladimir have an amicable relationship and co-parent their daughter Kaya. Panettiere started dating the boxer in 2009. They split in 2011 and then got back together in 2013. 


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7. Hickerson's ex

Panettiere is not the only famous person Hickerson has been linked with. He also dated Instagram model Baskin Champion, Miss Alabama Teen USA 2014. Champion was briefly linked to Justin Bieber for a couple of months this past spring. 


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Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. She is deeply devoted to her chocolate Labrador and an avid long distance runner. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.