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 cheerleading do-gooder 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 2.0 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?' she tells the magazine.
It is when you are Hayden Panettiere, a petite blonde beauty and household name and your on again boyfriend is a towering hunk of man 14 years your senior. But age(and size) is just a number. Both 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 speculating that the couple might already be engaged despite the lack of ring, Hayden does not confirm or deny the engagement but rather openly addresses motherhood with the magazine saying she was 'born to be a mother.'
'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 that while she has no immediate plans of marriage or motherhood, it feels like the natural next step. And where does Wladimir fall into the picture in all this you ask? When asked if the boxer could potentially be the father to these future kids, Hayden says, ' It wouldn’t shock me.'