Hayden Panettiere: Still Engaged, Despite Missing Ring

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Everyone relax.  She's still in love.

Hayden Panettiere Wladimir Klitschko Daughter Kaya Pic

On July 5th, Hayden Panettiere was spotted in New York sans engagement ring.

Of course, everyone and their mother assumed that she had called off her engagement to Russian boxer Wladimir Klitschko, with whom she has an 18-month-old daughter, Kaya.

Today, Panettiere put those rumors to rest on Twitter.

"Missing rings don't mean the end of relationships," she wrote, adding a black-and-white photo with Klitschko and Kaya.

"Blessed to be with my beautiful family."

Panettiere recently finished holistic treatment for postpartum depression.  She first sought professional help back in October and spoke openly about it on Live! With Kelly and Michael.

"It's something a lot of women experience," the Nashville star explained.

"When [you’re told] about postpartum depression you think it’s ‘I feel negative feelings towards my child, I want to injure or hurt my child.' I’ve never, ever had those feelings.

"Some women do. But you don’t realize how broad of a spectrum you can really experience that on. It’s something that needs to be talked about. Women need to know that they’re not alone, and that it does heal."

In a way, Panettiere has become sort of an unofficial spokeswoman for Pospartum Depression education.

"There’s a lot of misunderstanding. There’s a lot of people out there that think that it’s not real, that it’s not true," Panettiere said.

"That it’s something that’s made up in their minds, that, ‘Oh, it’s hormones.’ They brush it off.

"It’s something that’s completely uncontrollable. It’s really painful and it’s really scary and women need a lot of support."

Panettiere is still ready to have more babies with Klitschko, 40.  

She's referred to both the boxer and the daughter as the loves of her life, and hasn't let PPD hijack her happiness.

And for those who question PPD, Panettiere has this to say:

"If you think for one second that a mother wants to feel that way toward her child, you’re outta your mind. It is one of the most debilitating, scary, guilty feelings that you can ever feel."

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Hayden Panettiere Biography

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Hayden Panettiere is a pretty and talented young star. You might know her from Heroes, though she has also starred in more than a dozen... More »
Born
Birthplace
Palisades, New York
Full Name
Hayden Leslie Panettiere