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Hayden Panettiere Dishes on Her Proposal: "It Was Simple, Genuine and Very Sweet"

Watch video of the Nashville star talking marriage

By Emily Popp Mar 05, 2014 4:03 AMTags

Hayden Panettiere is entering bride mode and getting ready to start all the wedding prep ahead of her!

The recently-engaged star graces the cover of the April/May issue of Brides, and we've got exclusive footage of the Nashville actress on set with the magazine.

Hayden played dress up for the shoot, slipping into wedding gowns by Oscar de la Renta, Monique Lhuillier and Marchesa. Hayden also candidly talked about her relationship with her fiancé, boxer Wladimir Klitschko.

The two met at a charity event, and Hayden describes one of their first interactions: "I said 'your huge' and he said 'you're tiny'! And that was that."

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As for the proposal, Hayden didn't spill the intimate details, but she did say it was very meaningful. "I was not expecting it," she said. "All I will say is that it was simple, genuine and very sweet."

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Hayden is clearly excited for married life, but there is one thing she is most looking forward to. "The grounding aspect of it," she reveals. "I've always wanted a family. You search and search and search for it, and when it actually happens, I feel like it will give me a sense of calm."

For even more Hayden, watch the entire video with more exclusive footage!