star is dating New York Jets player Scotty Mc Knight, 23.PHOTOS: Sexy Hollywood rebounds Earlier this month, Panettiere was mistakenly linked to mutual pal Mark Sanchez, who has been friends with Mc Knight since childhood.
Although Panettiere attended South Orangetown Middle School in New York, she was educated at home from the 8th grade through high school.
For now, Panettiere is postponing higher education in favor of an acting career.
"Everything that's happening in Ukraine definitely put a hold on things, but we have time," Panettiere, 24, told Parade Magazine about her upcoming nuptials to professional boxer Wladimir Klitschko.
The actress is marrying into Klitschko's Ukrainian family, and planning a wedding that will involve his relatives in the Eastern European country.
Her fiance's brother is reformist politician Vitali Klitschko.
Panettiere has been vocal on Twitter about the government protests going on in the country, openly supporting her fiance and his stance.Panettiere shot to fame after starring in the TV drama Heroes and is just 19 years old - 12 years younger than ladies' man Jones.The Welsh T4 presenter, 32, is never short of a glamorous woman on his arm, however.Panettiere reached a wider audience with her starring role as Claire Bennet on the 2006 NBC television series Heroes. Panettiere, whose surname means "baker" in Italian, is of Italian descent.Early life Panettiere was born and partly raised in Palisades, Rockland County, New York, the daughter of Lesley R. She has one younger brother, fellow actor Jansen Panettiere.Not that he wanted it to be used for violence, in fact he was against it.