updated 12/11/2012 AT 7:45 AM ET
•originally published 12/10/2012 AT 7:50 PM ET
Is there a tear in her beer?
But the split doesn’t appear to be the stuff of a sad country song. The actress, 23, is still friends with McKnight, 24, and one source tells TMZ that their pals wouldn’t be surprised if they got back together.
This is Panettiere’s second go at a relationship with an athlete. Before dating McKnight she was with Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko for about two years.