It’s official! After being spotted wearing an engagement ring over a month ago, actress Hayden Panettiere has confirmed that she IS engaged to world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.

The gorgeous 24-year-old actress confirmed that she and Klitschko, 37, were set to be married after daytime talk show host Kelly Ripa commented on her large diamond ring.

“I think it speaks for itself!” she said coyly, before admitting she was indeed engaged – although she went on to say that due to her hectic filming schedule, the couple had yet to set a date.

Panettiere and Klitschko began dating in 2009, proving that opposites do indeed attract – Ukranian-born Klitschko dwarves his half-American fiancée, standing at 6ft 6in to her petite 5ft 1in, and weighing nearly 10st more than her!

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She’ll have to wear some pretty high heels on the big day! But we don’t doubt that Hayden will be a knockout bride, and if the pictures of the two looking blissed-out on their beach holiday in Florida earlier this year are anything to go by, they’ll have a wonderful honeymoon too!

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