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Hayden Panettiere is out of rehab

Published 06/07/2016

Hayden Panettiere
Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere was pictured reading a book and smoking in New York City on Monday (04Jul16).

Hayden Panettiere was spotted out in public on Monday (04Jul16), for the first time since her second stint in rehab.

The Nashville actress revealed her battle with postpartum depression last year (15) and took leave from the country TV show to go to rehab, but her first stint didn't seem to work and in May (16), she announced she would seeking help for a second time.

Hayden has now been spotted in public for the first time since her second round of treatment, almost two months after she was admitted. The pictures, taken in New York City, show Hayden out and about dressed casually in a plaid shirt, denim-look leggings and Ugg boots.

The shots also showed Hayden sitting on a concrete step and reading a book while smoking, with her engagement ring noticeably missing from her hand. Her boxer fiance Wladimir Klitschko gave her the six-carat sparkler in 2013, and their first child Kaya was born in December, 2014.

In May (16), Hayden wrote on Twitter, "The postpartum depression I have been experiencing has impacted every aspect of my life... Rather than stay stuck due to unhealthy coping mechanisms I have chosen to take time to reflect holistically on my health and life. Wish me luck!"

A few days after her announcement, she was spotted at a treatment facility in Utah, also without the engagement ring.

According to reports, the 26-year-old is set to return to Nashville when it transfers to the CMT channel following its cancellation on ABC. Hayden, who plays Juliette Barnes on the show, has reportedly signed a deal alongside Connie Britton for a 22-episode long season five.

The fate of her character remains uncertain as season four ended with Juliette's plane going missing mid-flight.

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