It's been over a year and a half since actress Hayden Panettiere was last on our TV screens as a cheerleader with superpowers in hit series "Heroes," but she's still been busy trying to save the world. Hayden, 22, continues to crusade on behalf of dolphins and whales alongside her acting.
When asked about her motivation, Hayden told omg!: "Well, I was on a film when I was 15. It was an independent film called "Shanghai Kiss," and the founder of the Whaleman Foundation, Jeff Pantukhoff, pulled me aside on the last day and said, "I know you're a fan of animals. Can I show you what I do?" He showed me footage of the dolphins and whales, and what was going on, and I said, "Absolutely, let me know what I can do.""
Speaking of her relationships, Haden confirmed that she is currently dating New York Jets wide receiver Scotty McKnight, 23. She also spoke of how she handles the media with such personal matters, saying: "I used to deny a lot of it ... and be very protective of the relationship. And then I went through one that was very public, and I was very open about. You kind of learn what to do and what not to do, that it's only a stress on you if you really try to go out of your way to hide it. But it is your right to have certain things be private and personal."