The internet has been buzzing with rumors that Heroes star Hayden Panettiere is pregnant.

Her rep has not confirmed or denied the rumors.

Panettiere is currently dating British TV star Steve Jones and has said before that she would love to become a mother one day.

“I always said I want four kids - I love kids. I would love to be a mum and to have a family - for Italians, it’s the most important thing you can have, she told Life & Style.

“I think you have to be a pretty strong person to enter the industry that young and not be affected by it.”I was lucky, but I’d never want my kids to be subject to that much criticism at such a young age, she added.