Hayden Panettiere and boxing champion fiancé Wladmir Klitschko welcomed their new bundle of joy earlier this week. Kaya Klitschko was born December 9, 2014, she weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz. and measured 20 inches.
Panettiere and Klitschko met in 2009 at a mutual friends book launch and became friends. They became an item after Panettiere remarked on how tall Klitschko was (6-foot-6) and he in turn mentioned how small she was (5-foot-1). “I said, ‘You’re huge.’ And he said, ‘You’re tiny.’ And that was it.”
Sounds like a match made in heaven right? Well it may not have seemed that way. The two ended things in 2011 with Panettiere being linked to Football player Scotty McKnight. They reunited in 2013, Panettiere says she couldn’t live without him and apparently he felt the same way because he brought along an engagement ring. Panettiere announced their engagement back in October 2013 and it was revealed that the two were expecting in May.
Although Panettiere tried to remain mum throughout her pregnancy, she accepted the ALS Ice Bucket challenge and made it a point to nominate “my unborn child” before having ice water dumped over her head; she let slip the sex of the baby while on the red carpet at the Emmys.
Panettiere has been acting since the age of 11 but she is most known for her role in Remember the Titans and as the cheerleader who saves the world on Heroes. She is also known for her love of older men. She began dating Heroes costar Milo Ventimiglia at 18 and he was 30. Panettiere is currently 25 and Klitschko is 37.
Panettiere has continued working throughout her pregnancy and is currently starring as country superstar Juliette Barnes on NBC’s Nashville and her pregnancy was even written into the show. She has had quite a career and is now taking on the most important role in her life. It took some time but it seems that these two are finally getting their happy ending.
There is no word yet as to when the new parents will be tie the knot but I’m sure they are just enjoying their sweet baby girl for the moment. Congratulations to the new parents. I wish them nothing but happiness and I’m waiting on pins and needles for Kaya’s first photos. I know I can’t be the only one wondering just how cute this baby is. Again congrats and welcome to the world Kaya!