NEW YORK (AP) — "Nashville" star Hayden Panettiere (pan-uh-tee-EHR') is confirming her engagement to Olympic boxer Wladimir Klitschko (VLAD'-uh-meer KLICH'-koh).
Appearing on Wednesday's "Live with Kelly and Michael," the 24-year-old actress was flashing a large diamond ring that prompted host Kelly Ripa (RIH'-puh) to inquire what it might signify.
Panettiere confirmed she's engaged as the studio audience cheered. She added that she and longtime boyfriend Klitschko haven't set a wedding date.
Panettiere made her entrance on the show wearing a huge, live boa constrictor meant to startle host Michael Strahan (STRAY'-han), who is not a snake fancier.
Clearly Panettiere's ring, and big news, upstaged even her pet reptile.
On ABC's "Nashville," Panettiere plays scheming up-and-coming country music star Juliette Barnes.
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