Hayden Panettiere reveals engagement to boxing champ -- and shows off stunning ring

11 October 2013 / 3 years 2 weeks ago

American actress Hayden Panettiere has announced her engagement to Ukrainian boxing champion Vladimir Klitschko.

According to an article in The Straits Times Communities, news broke during the Daytime talk show when the host Kelly Ripa coaxed the news out of the 24-year-old actress, by commenting on a large ring on Panettiere's finger.

"I think it speaks for itself," Panettiere said on the US 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.

Klitschko, who won an Olympic gold medal in 1996, and Panettiere began their relationship in 2009 before breaking it off in 2011 and rekindling it again.

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