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After months of speculation, Nashville star Hayden Panettiere has confirmed she’s engaged to boxer Wladimir Klitschko.
Panettiere, 24, confirmed the news on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael on Wednesday. She finally admitted to the engagement when Kelly Ripa pointed out the diamond ring on her left ring finger.
"I'm sort of distracted, not just by the snake, but there's a very large diamond ring on your ring finger. ... I'm not sure if you want to announce anything. ... Does that signify anything, is that a promise of something?” Ripa asked when the actress was holding a snake,” ABC News reports.
Panettiere replied, "It might be. ... I mean, I think it speaks for itself." Ripa then directly asked, "Are you engaged?" and she confirmed, “I am.”
The actress has been rumored to be engaged to Klitschko, 37, since March. They met in 2009 and although they split briefly, they’re now better than ever.
She spoke about her split with Glamour, saying "It's like the 2.0 version. I've always had great relationships and stayed really good friends with the guys I've dated. It blows my mind sometimes that us getting together has gotten so much attention. It's like, Really? This is breaking news?"