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Hayden Panettiere and boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko have officially reunited. The pair was seen on Sunday being openly affectionate while watching an NBA game.
The on-again off-again couple was spotted kissing on Sunday during the Miami Heat-Charlotte Bobcats matchup. The "Nasvhille" star began dating the Ukrainian heavyweight-boxing champion in 2009. But in 2011, the couple called it quits.
"We had great time together but it's not that easy to manage a relationship between two continents," Klitschko told Us Weekly in 2011 after the split. "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."
Panettiere also promoted the friendship.
"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," the "Heroes" star said in a similar statement.
That friendship continued into January of 2013, when the couple was spotted spending time together. Rumors surfaced that the pair was dating again, but Panettiere denied rumors at the time. When asked whether her and Klitschko were dating again the actress insisted that they were "just good buddies," according to TMZ.
In February, however, the couple was spotting sharing dinner with each other and holding hands.
"They never fell completely out of touch," an insider told Us Weekly explaining how the couple had rekindled their romance. During Sunday's game the "couldn't keep their hands off each other," the publication reported.
After dating Klitschko, Panettiere dated NFL player Scotty McKnight for over a year and a half. The pair split in December 2012, just one month before Panettiere appeared to reunite with Klitschko.