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.
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Sources told OK! Magazine that the 26-year-old’s Nashville co-star writes to her “every few days” since she checked into a rehab facility in Utah.
“They bonded while filming and he wants to let her know that he cares,” the insider told OK!
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The source added that he has “a soft spot for her” and “doesn’t like seeing her go through this.”
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Panettiere checked into rehab for a second time in May, choosing to treat her postpartum depression away from her 18-month-old daughter Kaya and fiancé Wladimir Klitschko, but is “grateful” Derek has kept in touch.
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“It brightens up her day to hear from Derek,” the source said. “She needs all the encouragement she can get.”