Following his 15th heavyweight title defense over the weekend in Moscow, news is confirmed about boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko’s engagement to actress Hayden Panettiere.
During an appear on Wednesday’s “Live with Kelly and Michael,” the 24-year-old actress rocked a large diamond, prompting host Kelly Ripa to ask… and she confirmed that she’s engaged to the 37-year-old boxer.
Panettiere and Klitschko have began dating in 2009, but reportedly broke up in 2011 before rekindling their relationship earlier this year.
Klitschko retained his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles Saturday night (October 5), earning a unanimous decision over undefeated Alexander Povetkin.
Panettiere, who we loved in the former sci-fi series Heroes, plays scheming up-and-coming country music star Juliette Barnes in the ABC series Nashville. She appears ringside regularly at Klitschko’s fights.