Hayden Panettiere Pregnant With Her and Fiancé Wladimir Klitschko's First Child

Nashville star finally confirmed back in October that she and her boxing champ beau were engaged

By Natalie Finn Jun 04, 2014 8:00 PMTags
Hayden Panettiere and Vladimir KlitschkoLuca Teuchmann/Getty Images

Hayden Panettiere better start practicing her lullabies!

The Nashville star is pregnant with her and fiancé Wladimir Klitschko's first child together, multiple sources confirm to E! News.

The 24-year-old actress has remained mum on her expectant status, but that seems to be her style—she didn't confirm that she was engaged to her boxing champ beau until October, a few months after she was spotted wearing a huge diamond ring.

Panettiere finally let Kelly Ripa get the scoop, telling the Live! With Kelly and Michael host that the ring "speaks for itself" but that, yes, she was engaged.

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Since then, Panettiere has said that she and Klitschko, 38, are in no rush to get to the altar, for various reasons.

"We are very laid-back about the wedding plans; we don't want to rush anything," she said in British Cosmopolitan's March issue. "We want the day to be fun, happy and stress-free. Growing up, the thought of not getting married never crossed my mind. It was always: I'm going to get married and then I'm going to have a family."

As for the continued political unrest in her Klitschko's native Ukraine, where his brother Vitali is the leader of the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform, Panettiere said at the time, "I spend a lot of time in Ukraine and I completely agree with what Wladimir and Vitali are fighting for; we want justice and democracy for Ukrainians."

She and the heavyweight fighter temporarily separated in 2011 after nearly two years of dating, but reunited in spring 2013 and never looked back.

It's unclear what Panettiere's pregnancy means for ABC's Nashville, which is scheduled to start shooting its third season next month, or her character Juliette Barnes.

But wouldn't having a baby on the way be a juicy twist for Juliette?!

Us Weekly was first to report the happy news.