What you need to know about the star of Heroes and Nashville ahead of her other half’s showdown with Anthony Joshua
IT will be all eyes on the ring this weekend when Anthony Joshua goes head-to-head with Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley.
However, behind the scenes of the heavyweight clash, the Ukrainian boxer is already a champion…
Regardless of the result, Klitschko will be able to return home to long-term partner Hayden Panettiere.
Keep up to date with ALL the latest boxing news, gossip and rumours.
But who is Panettiere? Find out more below…
Who is Hayden Panettiere and what has she been in?
Panettiere is a 27-year-old actress, model and singer.
She is most famous for her roles in TV shows Heroes and Nashville, but has been on the scene wince 1998, starring as Dot in A Bug’s Life.
However, she has also been on our screens in movies Scream 4 and, most recently, Custody.
How long have Wladimir Klitschko and Hayden Panettiere been together?
Klitschko and Panettiere met at a book launch part for mutual friend Diana Kesnis’ Room 23 in 2009 – and quickly began dating.
Panettiere was often spotted ringside for her then-boyfriend’s fights – however after two years she announced they had amicably separated due to the long-distance nature of the relationship.
In 2013, the actress revealed the pair had rekindled their love and got engaged in October of the same year.
In 2014, the pair had their first child together.
Where else may I have heard of Hayden Panettiere?
As well as being a famous model and actress, Panettiere is a committed activist, for causes such as saving the whales.
On top of that, in 2015 she revealed she battled postpartum depression, claiming: “[It’s] scary and needs to be talked about.”
In October she voluntarily checked into a facility for treatment – causing her to miss filming for Nashville.
Panettiere then returned for additional treatment as recently as May 2016.
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