She’s been in the industry for years, landing her first gig when she was 11 months old in a Playskool commercial, later making waves as a cheerleader in Heroes and most recently can be credited as a sultry country crooner in Nashville. Yet, what has brought Hayden Panettiere the most attention lately has less to do with her talent and more to do with a certain Ukrainian boxer.
In an interview with Glamour magazine, the buxom blonde admits that she is surprised by all of the attention surrounding her relationship with heavy-weight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
"It blows my mind sometimes that us getting together has gotten so much attention. It's like, Really? This is breaking news?" the 20-something star tells the magazine.
Panettiere and Klitschko met at an acquaintance's coffee-table book launch five years ago and have been on-again, off-again since then.
When asked by the magazine how the unlikely couple met in the first place, she says, "Life is like a lunchroom at school. In this industry you've got little individual tables of actors, singers, rap stars, this, that, the other. But it's a big industry that also encompasses anyone in the public eye."
With rumors spreading that the couple might already be engaged despite the lack of a ring, Hayden does not confirm or deny the engagement reports, but rather openly addresses motherhood with the magazine.
"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. I would sacrifice having more years of being wherever I want whenever I want for years with my kids."
Despite being just 23 years old, the starlet says she feels like she has already lived a long and fulfilling life, and though she has no immediate plans of marriage or motherhood, it feels like the natural next step. Where does Wladimir fall into the picture? When asked if the boxer could potentially be the father to these future kids, Hayden says, "It wouldn't shock me."