Hayden Panettiere is a new mom! Panettiere, who is engaged to Wladimir Klitschko, welcomed a baby girl on Tuesday, December 9. According to Us Weekly, the Nashville actress’ rep confirmed the pair had a daughter named Kaya Klitschko, weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces.
Before she gave birth, the actress sat down for an interview with Hello! magazine. At the time, the 25-year-old star also opened up about her weight gain, and she didn’t seem too worried about it.
“I’m 5 feet, 2 inches and I started out at 106 pounds and guess how much I weight now? Around 145 pounds. And the worst part is that my feet are still size five and they’re going, ‘What’s going on with all this weight?’ They’re about to snap from underneath me with the strain.”
Although the actress kept a low profile during her pregnancy, towards the end of her pregnancy, she showed off her full figure.
Happy Halloweeeeen!!!! pic.twitter.com/gZpGHl5iPk
— hayden panettiere (@haydenpanettier) October 31, 2014
@haydenpanettier awesome! happy halloween Hayd! next year you’ll be taking your new lil one out & having fun!
— Keith Ashley (@KeithAshley78) October 31, 2014
Panettiere said even though she gained weight, she still keeping healthy.
“I’m still quite muscular, so if you’re running around carrying 40 pounds of extra weight, you’re going to build extra muscle.”
Back in November, the Heroes star couldn’t wait to hold her daughter.
“I’m so ready to hold my baby girl—I’m going to be a very hands on mom. I’m thrilled that I am having a girl first because I feel like I know a lot about raising a strong woman. I feel very empowered myself and I think my daughter will, too.”
Even before she was pregnant with Kaya, the star told Glamour in 2013 that she was meant to be a mother.
“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. 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.”
Fans have already started to congratulate the actress on the birth of her daughter.
Congratulations to Hayden Panettiere and family on the birth of their little girl! Kaya is a beautiful name! #celebpregnancy
— Baby Bump (@BabyBumpApp) December 13, 2014
@haydenpanettier CONGRATULATIONS!!! I Hope You have HAPPINESSS ALWAYS!!!
— Robbie Friar (@TUKFRIAR2) December 13, 2014
Congratulations @haydenpanettier on the birth of your precious angel! Love and prayers
— Brandy Wagner (@TexasSinger82) December 13, 2014