Hayden Panettiere was under fire for appearing in New York without her engagement ring. That instantly triggered rumors about her divorce from her husband Wladimir Klitschko, but the actress was quick to put the fire out by posting a picture with her baby and husband.
“Although the couple has faced their ups and downs in the past, and despite the recent speculation, they are doing just fine, at least according to a sweet snap posted by Panettiere on Thursday,” reports the Huffington Post. “In the black-and-white picture, Panettiere and Klitschko pose with almost 2-year-old Kaya. The “Nashville” actress writes, “Missing rings don’t mean the end of relationships. Blessed to be with my beautiful family.”
While the caption makes it clear that the 26-year-old actress is still together with her husband, it wasn’t gushing with love for her family. While the black-and-white picture makes everyone look super photogenic, the accompanying text was a little to the point and curt.
After giving birth to her first baby girl, Kaya, the Nashville actress has been suffering from postpartum depression, frequenting rehabs and making it become a part of the plotline of her long-running show.
She even made it public on her Twitter that she is going back to get more treatment, making the issue of postpartum depression a much less taboo subject.
“The postpartum depression I have been experiencing has impacted every aspect of my life,” she wrote on her Twitter. “Rather than stay stuck due to unhealthy coping mechanisms I have chosen to take time to reflect holistically on my health and life. Wish me luck!”
But the next time she was seen in public, she was in New York, smoking and without her engagement ring. Because the location of her rehab was unspecified, her fans were surprised that she looked so casually alone in the big east coast city.
“The Nashville actress, 26, who has a daughter, Kaya, 19 months, with fiancé Wladimir Klitschko, was seen sitting on a stoop, smoking a cigarette and reading the book Underboss: Sammy The Bull Gravano’s Story of Life in the Mafia,” reports Us Weekly. “Panettiere was dressed in a plaid shirt, blue tights and Uggs, but was not wearing her engagement ring.”
While this sight was alarming for many of Hayden’s fans, she put a stop to all the divorce speculations with that sweet photo of her husband and baby.
The good part is, things are already looking up for the actress. Nashville was not renewed by the network that it was airing on, but the show makers managed to find another that will support their project.
“Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere and seven other cast members have signed new deals to return for the country music drama’s upcoming fifth season,” reports the Hollywood Reporter. “The nine-person ensemble has signed on for 22 new episodes, which will debut on CMT after four seasons on ABC.”
On the other hand, her husband Wladimir Klitschko is preparing for the fight of his career against Tyson Fury, to whom he lost his championship belt to. This means that it is a comeback fight for the Ukrainian fighter.
“World heavyweight No 1 Tyson Fury was forced to postpone his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko yesterday on two weeks’ notice on the advice of his physician after spraining an ankle injury, pulling out of his defence of two of world title belts and The Ring Magazine strap,” reports the Telegraph.
With both of them so busy, do you think Hayden and her husband still have some relationship issues to work through? Do you think Hayden is glad to be taking a hiatus from her relationship by being in rehab for her depression?
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