It had all the makings of a country song: Nashville co-stars Hayden Panetierre and Jay Hernandez reportedly had a hot off-screen relationship on the set of their show this spring, despite the fact that she was months away from getting engaged to boxer boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko, and Hernandez is married. Their undercover flirtation is exposed for the first time in this week's issue of Star magazine.
While on set this past spring, the on-screen duo frequently "held hands and one of them almost always had their arm around the other," a source tells the mag. "Hayden never let Jay out of her sight."
And even though Hernandez is married, to actress Daniella Deutscher, and Panetierre was dating now-fiancè Klitschko, they had no problem flaunting their relationship, says the source. (Reps for Hernandez and Panettiere denied any off-screen attraction.)
"Most days, Jay would be done shooting his scenes hours before Hayden," the source claims. "But instead of going home, he'd wait for her and they'd leave together in her car."
In mid-April, for example, an eyewitness spotted them leaving in the same vehicle. Says the insider, "They openly kissed before driving off together."
Because of such displays, says the insider, "Everyone knew about it. … Hayden was not discreet at all."