She may have walked on stage with a huge boa constrictor around her neck, but it was the large diamond ring on Hayden Panettiere’s finger that stole the show when she appeared on Live With Michael and Kelly Wednesday. Although their engagement has been rumored for months, host Kelly Ripa couldn’t help but point out the rock.
“I’m sort of distracted, not just by the snake, but there’s a very large diamond ring on your finger,” she pointed out. “I’m not sure if you want to announce anything. Does that signify anything? Is it a promise of something?”
At first, the Nashville star kept tight-lipped about the engagement, responding, coyly, “I mean, I think it speaks for itself.”
Kelly wouldn’t take no for an answer, though, and resorted to asking, point-blank, whether or not the 24-year-old was engaged to Wladimir Klitschko, 37. “I am!” she finally, excitedly revealed.
Despite Hayden’s cheerful disposition, though, an insider recently revealed to Star that the actress doesn’t only have her eye on Wladimir. In fact, she’s been spending a lot of time with her married Nashville costar, Jay Hernandez, off-screen. Uh-oh.