LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – American actress Hayden Panettiere and Ukrainian boxing champion Vladimir Klitschko are engaged, Panettiere announced today.
Daytime talk show host Kelly Ripa coaxed the news out of the 24-year-old actress, star of the ABC television drama “Nashville,” by commenting on a large ring on Panettiere’s finger.
“I think it speaks for itself,” Panettiere said on the U.S. syndicated talk show “Live with Kelly & Michael.”
The actress then said “I am” when Ripa asked her directly if she was engaged. Panettiere added that a wedding date has not been set.
Panettiere’s publicist later confirmed that the actress and the 37-year-old heavyweight champion boxer were engaged.
It will be the first marriage for both.