Hayden Panettiere Talks Wedding Plans: "We Don't Want to Rush Anything"
When it comes to her walk down aisle, Hayden Panettiere is taking her sweet time.
In the latest issue of Cosmopolitan U.K, the Nashville actress spills about her upcoming nuptials to boxer Wladimir Klitschko, telling the publication that they're very "laid-back about the wedding plans."
"We don’t want to rush anything," she says. "We want the day to be fun, happy and stress-free. Growing up, the thought of not getting married never crossed my mind. It was always: I’m going to get married and then I’m going to have a family."
"We were friends for a year first," she explains. "On paper, a relationship between the two of us looked crazy. From where we live to where we come from, the differences in our lives are fairly big. On the surface, everything about us is unalike. But at our core, our morals and goals in life are very similar, so our differences become a lot less terrifying … I’m in awe of what he does and who he is – that’s a very strong feeling. He doesn’t let me get away with things; he has the patience of a saint, but he is definitely no shrinking violet.”
"I want to be with somebody who opens my eyes to the world and helps me to become a better person in every way," she continues. "Wladimir is not just a boxer; he’s smart [he has a PhD in philosophy and sports science] and caring. It’s been a ride!"