Actress Hayden Panettiere and her fiancé, Wladimir Klitschko, are experts at keeping their relationship private. However, the two can’t help but gush about their baby, Kaya Evokia, who was born on December 9. A picture surfaced of the 38-year-old boxing champ cradling Baby Kaya while the 25-year-old Nashville star smiles to the camera.
According to Panettiere, Klitschko “has always wanted to be a dad,” which is why the boxer can’t help but act like the proud father that he is.
Panettiere added, “I think at some point he might have started thinking he wasn’t ever going to be [a father]. And then he was. He is just so over the moon.”
Panettiere and Klitschko have been dating for five years now, and they have mostly kept out of the public eye.
The new mom gushed to People about her daughter.
Panettiere said in an interview, “She’s really so sweet. I’m sure that’s the way it’s meant to be, because when they are putting you through the ringer you’re like, ‘You are so lucky you’re cute!’ You’re suddenly looking at this little thing like ‘Oh that was you in my belly this whole time.'”
Panettiere also claims that Kaya has a strong appetite and has been an easy baby to raise, despite a few restless nights. Good thing Klitschko’s mother is eager to help out.
“Wlad’s mom was desperate to take the baby for a night,” Panettiere said in a recent interview. “She looks like she didn’t get much sleep, but I feel well-rested!”
Back in December, Klitschko took to social media to sum up what has been a great year for him.
“A review on the year: The birth of my daughter, two successful championship defenses and many other achievements on the way. It was a great year and I’m looking forward to 2015,” the boxing star wrote on his Instagram.
Klitschko talked to E! News prior to welcoming his daughter.
In the interview, he says, “You don’t know what love is until you have your first baby, then you know what love is. So I think I know what love is, but I look forward to getting more knowledgeable about that.”
Talking to Hello about her fiancé, Panettiere said, “He’s such a resilient guy. He’s so calm and patient. I have never even heard this man raise a voice.”
Aside from starring in the hit TV show Nashville, Panettiere will also be lending her voice and likeness to the upcoming horror video game Until Dawn.
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