Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko are expecting! Get the full scoop on their baby news!
Hayden Panettiere is pregnant!
The petite (she's 5'0"!) Panettiere, 24, and her 6'6" fiance, 38, have wanted kids for a while, with Panettiere joking, "They'll be normal height!"
"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," Panettiere told Glamour in May 2013 shortly after news of her engagement broke. "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 is the most beautiful, exciting thing, and there's nothing that I feel like I can't accomplish while having children in my life."
Panettiere and Klitschko have been dating on and off since 2009, splitting in 2011. (Panettiere has had previously dated Heroes co-star Milo Ventimiglia, and dated New York Jets star Scotty McKnight during a break from her relationship with Klitschko.) Klitscho and Panettiere reunited in spring of 2013 ready to tie the knot.
As for wedding plans, the couple do have every intention of getting married, but political issues between Ukraine and Russia have complicated things: Klitschko's brother, Vitali, is actually involved in the resistance movement. "Everything that's happening in Ukraine definitely put a hold on things," Panettiere explained, "But we have time."