Hayden Pannetiere is officially engaged and proud of it. Following her confirmation of the news on "Live with Kelly & Michael" Wednesday, photos of the actress flashing her massive ring from fiance Wladimir Klitschko outside "Good Morning America" have surfaced.
According to a report from People magazine, the engagement ring appears to be an “emerald-cut-diamond on a split-band." The report also classified the piece as being set in platinum but otherwise unadorned.
The 24-year-old “Nashville” star first confirmed she was getting hitched to the Ukrainian boxer during an interview with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan Wednesday, telling the talk show hosts that the bling she was spotted sporting on her left ring finger “speaks for itself.” "I'm sort of distracted. … There's a very large diamond ring on your ring finger,” prompted Ripa, adding, “I'm not sure if you want to announce anything. … Does that signify anything? Is that a promise of something? Are you engaged?”
While the former child star has remained mum on her engagement on social media, she has previously discussed her relationship with Klitschko, a 37-year-old Ukrainian native and heavyweight champion. “I've lived a very big life, and I don't feel my age,” said Panettiere during an interview with Glamour magazine in May, revealing her lifelong desire to become a mother. “I feel like I was born to be a mother. 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," she said.
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The pair, who first met in 2008 and briefly split in 2011 before reconciling earlier this year, previously sparked engagement rumors in August after Panetierre was spotted wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring. While the actress said the duo doesn’t have a wedding date set yet due to the their busy work schedules, the former “Heroes” star did discuss the topic of weddings with TMZ earlier this year. “What do you think of destination weddings?” asked a paparazzo, to which Panettiere replied, “I say, whatever floats your boat.”