Hayden Panettiere is taking a break from her career—including her hit show Nashville—to focus on herself, and her co-stars are totally supportive of her decision.
The 26-year-old actress decided to seek treatment for postpartum depression following the birth of her daughter, Kaya, whom she welcomed with fiancé Wladimir Klitschko in December 2014. In order to fully focus on recovery, she had to take a bit of a hiatus from Nashville.
Chatting with E! News at the CMT Artists of the Year Awards on Wednesday, some of her fellow co-stars expressed their immense amount of support, but also couldn't help from showing their excitement for her return when she's ready.
"I think she seems to be doing really well, and obviously all of us are very excited for her to come back when it's time," Jonathan Jackson told us. "But I'm also really grateful that she's taking the time that she needs, and I think that that's really a wonderful example for people."
Lennon Stella reciprocated his thoughts, adding, "She's doing good! You know, she's doing what she's doing, and we're like super supportive. We haven't heard any more on when she's coming back, but she's been doing great. We've been in contact with her and she's great."
"We all support her so much, and we're really excited for her return," Aubrey Peeples noted. "But we don't have any new information yet."
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Meanwhile, Hayden seems to be doing much better these days! She was all smiles as she cheered on her fiancé during his fight against Tyson Fury at the IBF IBO WBA WBO Heavyweight World Championship contest in Germany over the weekend. It marked her first public appearance since she entered treatment in October.
"It's something a lot of women experience," Hayden opened up about her struggle on Live! With Kelly and Michael at the time. "When [you are told] about postpartum depression you think it's 'I feel negative feelings towards my child; I want to injure or hurt my child.' I've never, ever had those feelings. Some women do, but you don't realize how broad of a spectrum you can really experience that on."
She added, "It's something that needs to be talked about. Women need to know that they're not alone, and that it does heal."
We are happy to see that her healing process is going well.