Heroes stars Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia have ended their relationship after more than a year together.
The actress, 19, struck up a romance with the 31-year-old while filming the hit sci-fi series.
A native of New York City, she first appeared in a commercial at the age of 11 months.
Panettiere was a millionaire before she was out of her teens, thanks in part to her award-winning role as Claire Bennet, a cheerleader with healing powers in the sci-fi series Heroes.
But Panettiere appears to have pulled off the notoriously tricky transition from child and teenage stardom to serious adult acting with aplomb.
These two first met on the set of TV series and fell in love with each other.
After strong affiliation the couple also wanted to get engaged officially, but their relation was not worked because of age difference. Afterwards, he went to University as took theater as a major and completed graduation.
The break-up is said to have happened last week and shortly after Panettiere was reportedly seen getting close to pop star Jesse Mc Cartney at LA's Crown Bar.
The source insists: 'They are still on friendly terms.
Earlier this year she earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role as the catty, conniving country-music singer Juliette Barnes in the new More4 drama Nashville. With her bad-girl persona, sequinned dresses and eye-wateringly tight denim hotpants, Barnes is a delicious departure from the good girls the actress is used to playing.
‘After Heroes I knew it was going to be an uphill battle for me to be seen as anything other than the all-American cheerleader,’ she says.
It’s certainly true that with her perky blonde prettiness she perfectly resembles that icon of American high-school culture, straight out of central casting.