It’s only natural that people are going to couple us together.” “They’re not afraid to show their affection around her family and their friends,” says the friend.As for the existence of a mini generation gap – Ventimiglia’s 30, while Panettiere’s 18 – the friend adds, “At first it doesn’t seem like there’s a big age difference, but then you do see it. Panettiere’s personal life.” Since cozying up at an Emmys party in September, the two had dodged rumors that they were dating – even though, by mid-November, they already were clearly close, being together publicly at benefits and other events.When asked shortly before Thanksgiving about the reports of his possible romance with Panettiere, Ventimiglia chuckled then paused before saying, “She and I are close friends.
WATCH: Milo Ventimiglia Reveals The Three Times He Almost Quit Acting In July, Ventimiglia turned 40, which is something that didn’t scare him: “I’ve always looked forward to being older because people always looked at me as younger.
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.
While acting opposite Hayden Panettiere, who appeared as Claire Bennet on the Golden Globe-nominated show, the pair’s relationship turned romantic, thrusting the former couple into the limelight.
, Ventimiglia admitted he would “never do it again.” “There are things that happen to you in your life that shape who you are. It wasn’t until my mid to late twenties that the job wears on you, relationships wear on you,” added Ventimiglia.She has Italian, with some English and German ancestry.