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Hayden Panettiere Confirms Her Pregnancy During ALS Challenge

Thu, August 21, 2014 10:51am EDT by Chris Rogers 1 Comment

Her growing baby bump has spoken for itself in recent weeks, but the ‘Nashville’ star finally confirmed her pregnancy on Aug. 20, in a very unconventional way. Watch the video!

Hayden Panettiere confirmed her pregnancy on Wednesday, Aug. 20, when she took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and named her “unborn child” as one of her nominees. We’re not quite sure how that would work, but we’re ecstatic to hear the 24-year-old Nashville star confirm the news!

Hayden Panettiere Confirms Pregnancy: Nominates ‘Unborn Child’ For Ice Bucket Challenge

In the video clip (seen above), posted to Dancing With the Stars pro Derek Hough‘s Instagram, Hayden is seen standing in a parking lot, waiting to have a garbage bucket full of icy cold water dumped on her head.

“I accept my ALS Challenge,” the actress told the camera. “I renominate Kacey Musgraves – you’re not getting out of this, [her fiance] Wladimir Klitschko, and my unborn child.”

Derek, who is currently filming his guest-starring role on Nashville, was responsible for dumping the water on his co-star.

“Holy shhhh,” Hayden squealed, before noting, “yup, that’s cold.”

Derek posted the video to his Twitter and Instagram accounts and played a little joke with the caption.

“Hayden shortly went into labor after this… Jus kiddin,” he said. (Could you imagine?!)

Coincidentally, Zoe Saldana also confirmed her pregnancy while taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Hayden Panettiere: ‘I Was born To Be A Mother’

Hayden’s pregnancy was first reported in May. She and her boxer fiance, who is 38, got engaged last year after a three-year on/off romance.

“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,” Hayden recently told Glamour magazine.

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Will Hayden have a boy or girl? Vote!

— Chris Rogers

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