Derek Hough, Hayden Panettiere Letters In Rehab Report False

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Derek Hough Hayden Panettiere Letters Rehab

By Shari Weiss


Derek Hough Hayden Panettiere Letters Rehab

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Derek Hough is NOT writing Hayden Panettiere “secret letters” while she’s in rehab, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the story. There’s simply no truth to the claim.

Last month, the actress returned to treatment for post-partum depression. Now OK! states in a characteristically sensational headline, “Derek Hough Writes Secret Letters To Hayden Panettiere in Rehab — But Does Her Fiance Know?” The tabloid writes, “Hayden Panettiere may be out of the spotlight in rehab, but she’s still keeping touch with her hunky co-star Derek Hough, who has been writing her secret letters while she’s in her recovery.”

According to the magazine’s “source,” Hough, who had a recurring role on “Nashville” as Panettiere’s love interest, has been writing to her “every few days.” The supposed “insider” is quoted as saying, “They bonded while filming and he wants to let her know that he cares.” The alleged tipster further says Hough has a “soft spot for her” and “doesn’t like seeing her go through this.”

As for Panettiere, “It brightens up her day to hear from Derek. She needs all the encouragement she can get,” claims the outlet’s snitch. And what about the aforementioned fiance? It’s said Wladimir Klitschko is “’grateful’ Derek has kept in touch.”

All that sounds really heartwarming. It’s just not true. A rep for Hough exclusively tells Gossip Cop that the OK! letter-writing allegations are false.

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