Congrats, Hayden! The actress and singer announced her engagement to boyfriend Wladimir on ‘Live with Kelly and Michael’ — holding a reptile!
Wow — what a way for Hayden Panettiere, 24, to reveal her engagement to Olympic boxer Wladimir Klitschko, 37! She nonchalantly showed off her beautiful sparker on TV, with a large snake wrapped around her neck!
Hayden Panettiere & Wladimir Klitschko Engaged
Looks like there might be a Southern-themed wedding in the Nashville star’s future!
Hayden announced her engagement while playing with a large pet boa constrictor looped around her neck, just to scare Michael Strahan, who’s afraid of snakes!
After some prodding from Kelly Ripa, Hayden admitted she was getting married.
“I’m sort of distracted not just by the snake but there’s a very large diamond ring on your ring finger. I’m not sure if you want to announce anything,” Kelly said. Hayden smiled, and Kelly continued, “Is it — is that — does that signify anything? Is that a promise or something?”
We couldn’t help but notice the gorgeous — and huge — rock ourselves!
“It might be. I mean, I think it speaks for itself,” Hayden coyly admitted about her bling. After more prodding from Michael, she confirmed she was indeed engaged to Wladimir.
No wedding date is set yet, due to her crazy filming schedule — but we wonder if the snake will be in attendance at the ceremony!
Wladimir Klitschko: Future Father Of Hayden Panettiere’s Children
Hayden has been rumored to be engaged to her man for awhile, and we’re glad it’s finally official!
She’s dated the Ukranian heavyweight professional boxer on and off since 2009.
In an interview with Glamour, she said that she has yet to achieve her lifelong goal — becoming a mom!
Hayden opened up about the prospect of getting married and having a family in April. For the young actress, who started working as a child actress on the TV soap operas One Life to Liveand Guiding Light, it is her number-one goal in life:
“I’ve lived a very big life, and I don’t feel my age, and I feel like I was born to be a mother. Sometimes people speak about [having kids] like, ‘Your life ends—you’re never going to be able to do anything again!’ And I’m like, ‘What are you talking about?’ Motherhood is the most beautiful, exciting thing, and there’s nothing that I feel like I can’t accomplish while having children in my life. I would sacrifice having more years of being wherever I want whenever I want for years with my kids.”
The blonde beauty even admitted she could be dating the father of her kids. “It wouldn’t shock me!” she told the magazine.
Looks like her hunch was correct! We’re so happy for the sweet couple.
What about YOU, HollywoodLifers? Can you believe that Hayden is engaged? Sound off!
— Ivy Jacobson