Hayden Panettiere and her boxer fiance Wladimir Klitschko are engaged, although the actress hasn’t confirmed the news. The 23-year-old lands the cover of Glamour Magazine, and inside she opens up about her desire to become a mom.
“I’ve lived a very big life and I don’t feel my age and I feel like I was born to be a mother. Sometimes people speak about (having kids) like “Your life ends – you’re never going to be able to do anything again!” And I’m like “What are talking about?” Motherhood is the most beautiful, exciting thing, and there’s nothing I feel like I can’t accomplish while having children in my life. I would sacrifice having more years of being wherever I want whenever I want for years with my kids.”
Hayden and Wladimir broke up in 2011, but rekindled their romance shortly after. Hayden explains it was easy to get back together, because she’s always remained friends with her exes.
“It’s like the 2.0 version. I’ve always had relationships and stayed really good friends with the guys I have dated. It blows my mind sometime that us getting together has gotten so much attention. It’s like, Really? This is breaking news?”
Hayden met the six foot six boxer five years ago at a charity event.
“Life is like a lunchroom at school. In this industry you’ve got little individual tables of actors, singers, rap stars, this, that, the other. But it’s a big industry that also encompasses anyone in the public eye. An acquaintance of ours did a coffee-table book, and the proceeds when to genocide prevention. We met at the party for the launch of the book; we’ve been friends for years – we’ve never not been close.”
Hayden watched her own parents’ marriage fall apart after her father was arrested for domestic violence when Hayden was 18-years-old. Alan Panettiere was arrested in 2008 after abusing Hayden’s mother, Lesley.
“When it happened, I knew my denying it or saying it was false wasn’t going to do anything. People would just say, “Oh, she’s in denial.” My parents are really good people – they are just not meant to be together.”
How does Hayden keep her 5’2″ body in shape? She tells Glamour that she experimented with diets in the past, but now she’s too busy to deny herself food.
“I refused myself a lot of things for a long time, and the more I did that, the more I wanted foods I wasn’t supposed to have. Now I am on my feet for 16 hours a day, and I need energy, so I eat constantly. Every two hours, you should be throwing something in., a handful of nuts or a piece of fruit.”