Hayden Panettiere appeared on Live with Kelly & Michael and Good Morning America on Thursday morning, October 9 in New York City. She was wearing a brand new sparkling diamond engagement ring for everyone to see. She donned red boots, but they were not drawing any attention with that ring on her finger. She confirmed her engagement to her 37 year old beau, (now fiancé) Wadaimir Klitschko.
The 24 year old Nashville star was showing off her bling to everyone on national television. The large emerald cut diamond looks as if it is at least 4 carats, and has two bands to support its weight. The band is solid and is the perfect setting to allow this sparkler to shine. She was wearing a black Givenchy jacket with zippers on the sleeves and white trim, Mugler pants also in black and the bold red Saint Laurent boots. Her hair was simple and straight down, but her nails were in perfect condition with a burgundy manicure to show off the rock.
Klitschko is a Ukrainian Olympic heavyweight boxer and world champion that Panettiere met in 2009 at a book party. They broke up in 2011 for a short time, then again last year because both admitted that it was difficult to carry out a serious relationship while on different continents. While broken up, they both kept in touch and maintained a friendship and a mutual respect for each other. But they got back together almost immediately, as she made it official during an appearance on the Graham Norton Show in the UK earlier this year. Now it looks as if it is official that they are going to be together for a long time.
Thursday morning, Panettiere came out with a large boa constrictor around her neck, knowing that Michael Strahan is deathly afraid of snakes. After Kelly Ripa commented on the breathtaking ring instead of the snake, the star commented, “It speaks for itself,” as she was beaming throughout the entire interview. They went on to talk about her Nashville character’s current relationship status on the show.
The pair had been surrounded by speculation for several months. Rumors about the engagement started in September when Panettiere was spotted at LAX wearing a ring, although neither she nor Klitschko was ready to spill the beans of their good news. There was even talk that she had been engaged since March of this year.
Four days before Panettiere was on Live with Kelly & Michael, Klitschko defended his world title, and was successful against Alexander Povetkin in Moscow. He is the second longest reigning heavyweight champion in history. Towering over his lady, Klitschko is 6 ft. 6 in and fiancé Panettiere is 5 ft. 1 inch.
Hayden Panettiere started successfully acting as a teenager and played the “good-girl” type in several different roles. She became wildly popular when she landed the role as Claire Bennet, a cheerleader with extra super powers in the hit TV show Heroes.
Hayden’s rep has since confirmed the news of her engagement. She and Klitschko have not officially set a wedding date because of her hectic filming schedule, but that ring proves that there will be a wedding at some point in time between the starlet and her boxer man. She has also hinted that children will definitely be in their future.