Hayden Panettiere on August 13 (Splash News)
Hayden Panettiere is officially … toying with us.
Since earlier this year, the "Nashville" star has been rumored to be engaged to her on-again pro boxer boyfriend, Wladimir Klitschko. However, anytime she's been asked about her upgraded relationship status, she's magically avoided giving any sort of straight answer.
But, as the saying goes, actions speak louder than words, so we're thinking the fact that she's now wearing what appears to be a big, honking diamond on that finger means something.
The 23-year-old was snapped with the bling ― described as an emerald-cut diamond with a second band both on the ring finger of her left hand ― as she passed through Los Angeles International airport on Tuesday. The casually dressed actress was clutching her iPhone in her mitt, but stopped to sign an autograph, revealing the bling.
While a rep for Panettiere has not yet responded to omg!'s request for comment about the "Nashville" star's suggestive new jewelry, the actress herself has made some glowing statements about Klitschko, 37, recently.
"We've been friends for five years — we've never not been close," Panettiere, who dated the jock from 2009 to 2011 before reuniting last year, said in Glamour magazine's May issue. As for whether he could be the father of her future children, she replied, "It wouldn't shock me!"
She went on to share her plans to marry young and have a family.
"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," she told the magazine. "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 you talking about?' Motherhood is the most beautiful, exciting thing, and there's nothing that 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."
Sounds like someone has babies on the brain … and perhaps an engagement ring on the finger.
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