Hayden Panettiere is engaged to Wladimir Klitschko, shows off ring: gorgeous or gaudy?

Hayden Panettiere visits Good Morning America studios in Times Square, New York City

Hayden Panettiere announced her engagement yesterday to boxing great Wladimir Klitschko, whom she’s dated on and off for years. Hayden made the announcement by showing off her ring on an appearance on Live with Kelly & Michael. In true stunt queen fashion, Hayden came on the set with a giant python around her neck. (You can see a brief shaky video of this on The Daily Mail.) I don’t know what the story was with the snake, but she would have received plenty of attention with that gorgeous ring alone. Plus, she’s engaged to the World Heavyweight Champion of the world! I know many of you don’t find Wladimir as sexy as I do, but the guy is “the longest reigning IBF, WBO & IBO Heavyweight Champion in history,” and he just defended his titles last week. He also has a PhD in Sports Science and speaks four languages. So Hayden isn’t about to marry some dumb highly successful jock is what I’m saying, she got the whole huge package.

Here’s more about Hayden’s engagement announcement:

Hayden Panettiere’s flashy diamond ring stole the show on Wednesday, Oct. 9 — even though the Nashville star walked onto the set of Live With Kelly & Michael with an oversized boa constrictor around her neck.

“I’m sort of distracted, not just by the snake, but there’s a very large diamond ring on your finger,” host Kelly Ripa pointed out as Panettiere, 24, grinned. “I’m not sure if you want to announce anything … does that signify anything, is that a promise of something?”

Panettiere at first played coy, telling Ripa and cohost Michael Strahan that it “might” mean something. “I mean, I think it speaks for itself,” she said, referring to the oversized bauble on her ring finger.

When Ripa asked the former Heroes star point-blank if she was indeed engaged to longtime boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko, Panettiere finally relented.
“I am!” she said.

Panettiere and Olympic boxing champion Klitschko, 37, first met in 2009 at a book party and dated for two years before calling off their relationship. The pair reunited this past spring, however.

Us Weekly first broke the news of their secret engagement in March after sources told Us that Panettiere just wasn’t “wearing her ring publicly yet” at the time.

[From US Magazine]

US also points out that they broke the news of Hayden’s engagement back in March. I think Hayden leaked that story to US and Wladimir told her to wait before she told the press. Maybe he was biding his time. They waited over six months and I guess things are working out for them and they’re on track to get married! Hayden told Kelly Ripa they didn’t have a date set yet, though.

Engaged Hayden Panettiere Shows Off Her Diamond Ring

What do you think of Hayden’s ring? It’s a a bit big for my taste and reminds me of Jennifer Aniston’s giant quartz-looking ring. Still, I’m just jealous that she landed Klitschko. I don’t mind being alone in that.

Also, this reminds me that Nashville is back on the air already! I have some catching up to do.

Hayden Panettiere Secretly Engaged Wladimir Klitschko! **FILE PHOTOS**


Hayden Panettiere And Her Boyfriend Attend A Miami Heat Game

Hayden Panettiere Hangs With Wladimir Klitschko In Miami

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  1. erni says:

    her lips vs his .. too distant
    *sorry, can’t help it*

    congrats anyway :)

  2. Jules says:

    What does he see in her??????

  3. lenje says:

    They met at a book party? How awesome is that? :)

  4. Jae says:

    He’s too old for her.

    I know, I know, love conquers it all and whatever, but she’s barely into her mid-twenties, and he’s almost pushing forty. Add their respective sizes and her much-older-men-exlusively-even-as-a-teen and the vibe is… wrong.

    Everybody would’ve gone mad if their genders were reversed.

    …Aaand, just like with David “getting creepieer and creepier” Gandy everybody starts wandering what a borderline middleaged and soon to be has-been man sees in a beautifull woman more than a decade younger. Of course.

  5. Anna says:

    I don’t get the appeal of either of them. So..carry on..

  6. Willa says:

    This is gonna be awful but when I look at her with him, all I think is”Spinner.”

  7. Birdie says:

    Looks like Beyonce’s ring.
    Well, he’s very famous in Germany and rumor has it that he’s actually gay. Whatever, congrats!

  8. T. Fanty Fan says:

    I agree with Jules-what does he see in her?

  9. Erinn says:

    From what I can tell, I really like the ring. And I’m generally not into giant stones.

  10. cari says:

    The ring looks very nice to me! I think they make a cute couple. She is so tiny compared to him. He could put her in his pocket.

  11. Poly Syllabic says:

    He is ridiculously hot in a man-mountain kinda way.

    I’m wondering if the snake was a ‘ I got the rock and the c*ck… I mean, python’ moment?

  12. paola says:

    That snake around her neck freaks me out. *_*

  13. The Original Original says:

    You are not alone..he is HOT! A tall man who kicks a**, is super smart and has a great body??? Whats not to love?

  14. Kiddo says:

    It looks like it’s going to slide off.

  15. tarheel tina says:

    I feel like her Nashville persona is the real her. She just doesnt come across as very likeable even during the heroes days. that being said, he’s hot in a caveman kind of way. i approve

  16. roxy750 says:

    These two are my favorite couple! Completely jealous!!

  17. AnnieN says:

    “what I’m saying, she got the whole huge package”


  18. janie says:

    She got her start on the soap Guiding Light.. She was such a darling little girl! That’s what I see when I look at her. I wish her all the happiness & joy in the world! Her ring is gorgeous, just like her!

  19. Splinter says:

    They look like Khaleesi and Khal Drogo.

  20. Rachel says:

    They’re my faaaaavorite. You’re not alone.

  21. Holden says:

    Such a weird couple, she must be a size queen.

  22. TWINK says:

    I’m with you! He’s so hot but I like her so I’m not that jealous, LOL.

  23. Aurelia says:

    Her fiancee seems like the type who would rip your head off it you looked at him thw wrong way.

  24. Shayna says:

    Thats a red tail boa constrictor, not a python.

  25. Maureen says:

    I love her nail varnish color. And that’s all I have for comment.

  26. Kim says:

    If its real & a good quality then the bigger the better I say.

  27. MissMo says:

    Being a wee lady myself (5’1 1/2″ on a good day), I completely understand the attraction to large, tall, beastly men. That’s my preference, too! Good for you, Hayden, and best wishes on a long and happy marriage.

  28. ycandles says:

    You’re SO not alone in finding him sexy. I ADORE him, and not just because I’m a Ukrainian lady and he’s a great international ambassador for our country.

  29. Michele says:

    So many jealous ladies on this board goodness! I’m tiny too and my husband is much taller & larger than me like them. Also I love her ring, mine isn’t that big but looks great on her.