Good, Clean Fun Back Then

8/11/2008 9:16 AM PDT
So imagine our shock when we broke the story that Hayden Panettiere's dad allegedly committed spousal abuse ... and then we remembered a video we put up almost a year ago to the day.

Rewind to August 15, 2007. Hayden, mom Lesley and dad Alan went to The Ivy with Mario Lopez, who laughed and said to pappers, "Let's start rumors" -- and even joked he and Lesley were on a date. It was all a gag back then.

Lesley laughed as Mario hugged her and hubby Alan played along.