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Hayden Panettiere Talks Simple Proposal & Wedding Plans

Wladimir Klitschko & Hayden Panettier

Credit: Photo by: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Keeping it simple! Hayden Panettiere’s fiance, Wladimir Klitschko, didn’t do anything over the top when he proposed last year — but that’s just how she wanted it. In the new issue of Brides, the actress described the proposal as “very sweet and simple and genuine.”

Rumors of an engagement for this on-again-off-again couple began last summer, after they rekindled their romance in April. However, the Nashville star didn’t confirm anything until a few months later. “It wasn’t about being overwhelmed by fireworks or a mariachi band,” she explained to the mag. “I think it’s amazing when people do that, but I like that mine was simple and from the heart.”

It seems the duo is just as relaxed about the actual wedding, too. “We are very laid-back about the wedding plans,” she admitted. “We don’t want to rush anything. We want the day to be fun, happy and stress-free.”

Still, the 24-year-old is definitely feeling the pressure of the big day. “When eyes have been on me in the past, it’s been because of an event, where people see me as a persona, as Hayden Panettiere, the actress,” she said. “For the aisle, you’re the purest, most emotionally stripped down version of yourself, sharing this raw moment with the most important people of your life. It seems very overwhelming!”

Hayden and her 37-year-old beau have yet to set a wedding date, but now that she’s tried on dresses for this photoshoot, maybe she’ll start getting the itch!


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