Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Hayden Panetierre is now engaged to her boxer boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko, the actress herself confirmed on live television on Wednesday.
While in an appearance on “Live with Kelly & Michael,” co-host Kelly Ripa commented, “I’m sort of distracted, not just by the snake, but there’s a very large diamond ring on your ring finger.” She continued, “I’m not sure if you want to announce anything. Does that signify anything, is that a promise of something?”
The 23-year-old actress, who was carrying a huge boa constrictor around her neck, replied, “It might…I mean, I think it speaks for itself.” Ripa then asked if the actress was engaged, and Panettiere answered in the affirmative.
Though the “Nashville” star did not divulge further details of her engagement, she later added that she had not picked out a wedding date yet due to her schedule.
Meanwhile, rumors of her engagement started circulating in August, when she posted a photo of herself and a friend on Twitter, with an engagement ring-like bling on her finger.
Panettiere and 37-year-old Klitschko, a Ukranian Olympic boxing champion, met and started dating in 2009. They separated for a while in 2011 but got back together earlier this year.