"I’m limping around. I’m still trying to figure out what it (pregnancy) has done to my body, how it's changed it. What’s temporary and what’s permanent. I feel like an 80-year-old woman trying to go down the stairs... Please tell me this is temporary. But I know some things will never be the same again." New mum Hayden Panettiere is coming to terms with her post-baby body weeks after the 26 year old gave birth to her daughter Kaya - her first child with fiance Wladimir Klitschko.
Actress Hayden Panettiere has become a mother for the first time. The Nashville star, 26, gave birth to a daughter named Kaya, her first child with her fiance, Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko, on Tuesday (09Dec14).
The proud parents tell People.com, "We are over the moon and madly in love!"
The couple, which became engaged last year (13), was rumoured to be expecting in May (14), but Panettiere only confirmed the baby news in August (14).
Hollywood actress Hayden Panettiere funded the construction of a new enclosure for a gorilla at a Ukrainian zoo after seeing the cramped conditions during a recent visit. The Nashville star has been spending a lot of time in the country with her Ukrainian fiance Wladimir Klitschko, and she bonded with Tony the gorilla during a trip to Kiev Zoo.
However, she worried the pen he lived in was too small for the large animal, so she paid to have a new area built to house her primate pal.
In a message posted on her blog, Panettiere writes, "Over the past few years Kiev, Ukraine has become a second home to me... During one of my more recent trips I visited the Kiev Zoo for the first time... (And) there was one animal in particular with whom I formed a special bond... I met Tony the Gorilla... I stood, facing this creature with the strength of 1,000 men,separated by nothing but a thin wire fence. Suddenly the most amazing thing happened, he walked over, sat down in front of me and stared into my eyes... He took one of his massive fingers, stuck it through the fence and gently, as if I were made of glass, touched my cheek, then my nose, and finally my lips...
"Each time I walked away from his cage I realised how ridiculously small his enclosure was for such a large animal... It looked like a prison cell... So I set out upon a mission to change this and rebuilt Tony the Gorilla's home. Not only did I do it for Tony, a deeply smart animal forced to only see the sky through bars for the past 16 years of his life, but for the people of Kiev who spend their hard earned money to take their families to the zoo for a great experience!... My hope is that Tony and his new habitat can bring a moment of comfort and joy to the people who visit him."
Mother-to-be Hayden Panettiere accidentally let slip the gender of her unborn baby during an interview at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards red carpet on Monday night (25Aug14).
The Nashville star made her first official public appearance with her burgeoning baby bump at the annual TV prizegiving, and while chatting with E! News host Giuliana Rancic, Panettiere revealed she and fiance Wladimir Klitschko are preparing for a baby girl. The blonde beauty gushed about her pregnancy, and said, "I'm thrilled. I can't wait for her to come out."
Picking up on Panettiere's gender slip, Rancic asked, "Girl?", prompting the actress to reluctantly confirm a daughter is on the way. She added that she wanted to find out the sex of the baby because she "likes to shop for her baby girl and paint the room appropriately".
This will be the first child for both Panettiere and Ukrainian boxer Klitschko.
Actress Hayden Panettiere has confirmed she is pregnant by nominating her "unborn child" for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
The Nashville star finally acknowledged she and fiance Wladimir Klitschko are preparing for their first child on Wednesday (20Aug14) by posting footage of pal and co-star Derek Hough tipping a bucket of freezing water over her on Instagram.com.
Panettiere prepared for the cold blast by nominating country singer Kacey Musgraves, her fiance and her "unborn child" to take the challenge next. The actress follows in the footsteps of Guardians of the Galaxy star Zoe Saldana, who also confirmed she is pregnant in an Ice Bucket Challenge video posted on Tuesday (19Aug14).
She opted to dodge the challenge set her by director James Gunn, and her husband Marco Perego agreed to take the plunge in her place. Celebrities including Panettiere's Nashville co-star Connie Britton, Robert Pattinson, Emily Blunt and Adam Sandler all recently took the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise cash and awareness for charity the ALS Association.
Boxer Wladimir Klitschko has been hit with a lawsuit from the wife of a fighter he mentors who suffered extensive injuries following a bout last year (13). Magomed Abdusalamov underwent brain surgery and suffered several seizures following his clash with Mike Perez in New York in November, 2013, and his wife now insists the fight should have been stopped.
She claims Klitschko and his K2 Boxing Promotions company associates delayed getting medical attention to her husband in documents obtained by TMZ.com.
The Ukrainian boxer has filed an insurance claim through his company to cover the costs of any judgements pertaining to the lawsuit, but bosses at the insurance company state there is a clause in their deal with Klitschko which excluded injuries inside the ring.
Bosses at the insurance company have asked a judge to rule in their favour.
Hayden Panettiere is pregnant with her first child, according to a U.S. report. Editors at Usmagazine.com report the Nashville star is expecting a baby with her boxer fiance Wladimir Klitschko.
A source tells the website, "Hayden is totally pregnant!"
The 24-year-old actress became engaged to the Ukrainian sportsman, 38, in October (13). She recently confessed the wedding had been put on hold due to ongoing civil unrest in her fiance's homeland.
Actress Hayden Panettiere has sent her congratulations to her future brother-in-law Vitali Klitschko after the former Ukrainian boxer was named the new mayor of Kiev. The retired sportsman, 42, had initially announced plans to run for the office of president in February (14) following the ousting of leader Viktor Yanukovych, who went into hiding after violent riots erupted on the streets of the nation's capital, Kiev.
Klitschko stepped down from the race in March (14) and instead threw his support behind billionaire chocolate maker Petro Poroshenko, who became a presidential favourite to beat ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko at the polls, while he decided to run for the position of Mayor of Kiev.
Ukrainians voted for their new leaders on Sunday (25May14) and both Poroshenko and Klitschko emerged victorious.
Celebrating the news with fans on Twitter.com, Panettiere, who is engaged to wed Klitschko's brother Wladimir, writes, "#Ukraine finally gets the leaders it deserves! Congratulations to my brother and the new Mayor of #Kiev #VitaliKlitschko!!"
Filmmaker Wes Craven also sent his well wishes to the boxer-turned-politician, tweeting: "Congrats to the new mayor of Kiev - #VitaliKlitschko".
Actress Hayden Panettiere has put her wedding plans on hold due to the civil unrest in her fiance Wladimir Klitschko's native Ukraine. The Nashville star announced her engagement to the Ukrainian boxer in October (13) and while the wedding is still on, the couple has yet to set a date due to the ongoing crisis in his homeland.
She tells Parade.com, "Everything that's happening in Ukraine definitely put a hold on things. But we have time."
Tensions in the Eastern European region were heightened last month (Mar14) when Russian President Vladimir Putin sent soldiers into the Ukrainian territory of Crimea following a period of civil unrest amid calls for political change.
Panettiere previously showed her support for citizens in Ukraine by joining protesters in the country last year (13).
Meanwhile, Klitschko's brother Vitali has announced plans to run for mayor of Kiev.
He previously entered into the race to replace ousted leader Viktor Yanukovych, but withdrew earlier this month (Apr14).
Actress Hayden Panettiere's future brother-in-law Vitali Klitschko has ended his campaign to become president of his native Ukraine and thrown his support behind a former rival. The former boxer officially entered the race for office in February (14), following the ousting of leader Viktor Yanukovych, who went into hiding after violent riots erupted on the streets of the nation's capital, Kiev.
However, Klitschko withdrew his name from the upcoming elections on Saturday (29Mar14), choosing instead to back billionaire chocolate maker Petro Poroshenko, who has become a presidential favourite.
The ex-sportsman made the decision to bow out in a bid to avoid splitting votes between him and Poroshenko, so his former rival could focus on defeating ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko at the polls.
Klitschko, the older brother of Panettiere's boxer fiance Wladimir, is now planning to enter politics on a local level, by running for the Mayor of Kiev position.
Ukrainians will go to the polls on 25 May (14) to vote for their next leader.