Hayden Panettiere Postpones Wedding Over Ukraine Crisis

Actress Hayden Panettiere says the ongoing strife in her fiancé Wladimir Klitschko's home country has led the duo to put their impending nuptials on hold

Hayden Panettiere has postponed her wedding to the Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko, due to the current fighting across the country. Wladimir’s brother Vitali Klitschko, also a former boxer, is one of the new government leaders dealing with the current conflict.

“Everything that’s happening in Ukraine definitely put a hold on things. But we have time,” Hayden explained, when speaking to Parade magazine.

Back in October 2013, the Nashville actress announced her engagement to the professional boxer. As the conflict in Ukraine began to boil, the couple even visited the country to speak with protestors.

“Keep fighting. I love you all,” Hayden said to the group.

Currently, the actress has not stated when the wedding will be rescheduled.

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