The 23-year-old Nashville star—who has yet to confirm reports that her on-again beau, Wladimir Klitschko, popped the question late last month—has opened up to Glamour magazine about both marriage and family, weighing in on tying the knot at a young age and whether motherhood is in the cards for her.
And when it comes to answers, she's holding certain cards close to her chest while putting the rest on the table.
"I don't really have a plan," the petite blond stunner tells the magazine about marriage—an interesting revelation given all the subsequent talk about her supposed engagement.
Panettiere, however, is much more definitive about the possibility of children.
"I've lived a very big life, and I don't feel my age, and I feel like I was born to be a mother," she explains. "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, Panettiere contends, "is the most beautiful, exciting thing, and there's nothing that I feel like I can't accomplish while having children in my life."
As for whether her heavyweight-boxer beau could be the father of her children?
"It wouldn't shock me!" the actress exclaims.
Something tells us it wouldn't shock Klitschko, either.