Hayden Panettiere, Wladimir Klitschko expecting first baby, report says

Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko attend the Giorgio

Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko attend the Giorgio Armani show during Milan Menswear Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014 on June 25, 2013, in Italy. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Vittorio Zunino Celotto

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Is "Nashville" star Hayden Panettiere pregnant?

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Us Weekly Wednesday said that the petite fiancee of 6-foot-6 Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko is expecting her first child. In October, confirming months of rumors, Panettiere announced on "Live With Kelly & Michael" that she and the International Boxing Federation, International Boxing Organization and World Boxing Organization heavyweight champion were engaged. The actress, 24, and Klit-schko, 38, had an on-and-off relationship since meeting at a book party in 2009.

Panettiere had spoken of motherhood in the May 2013 issue of Glamour magazine, saying, "I've lived a very big life, and I don't feel my age, and I feel like I was born to be a mother," adding, "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."

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