"Nashville" star Hayden Panettiere reportedly is going to be a mother.
Just ahead of her overseas wedding to professional boxer Wladimir Klitschko come reports that the 24-year-old actress is expecting her first child with the heavyweight champ. While the “Nashville” star herself has yet to open up about her rumored burgeoning baby bump, an “insider” revealed the happy news to Us Weekly on Wednesday, saying, “Hayden is totally pregnant!”
Despite Panettiere’s lack of confirmation, the actress, formerly of NBC “Heroes” fame, hasn’t been shy about divulging her desire to start her family with her 38-year-old fiance in previous months. “I feel like I was born to be a mother,” she told Glamour Magazine last April.
“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.”
Panettiere is reportedly set to wed Klitschko, 38, her beau of five years, in his home country of Ukraine. “Everything’s that happening in Ukraine definitely put a hold on things. But we have time,” Panettiere last updated Parade Magazine on the nuptials in April.
The actress first revealed her engagement to the boxer during a segment on “Live With Kelly and Michael” in October. “There is a very large diamond ring on your ring finger, I’m not sure if you want to announce anything. Does that signify anything? Is that a promise of something?” asked host Kelly Ripa during a live interview with the TV star. “I think it speaks for itself,” Panettiere responded before confirming the upcoming union.
The pair first met via a mutual pal in 2008 before briefly separating in 2011 due to conflicting work schedules. They reconciled in early 2013.