See Hayden Panettiere Bikini-Clad Baby Belly

08/03/2014 at 12:10 PM ET

Oh, baby!

Hayden Panettiere showed off her growing baby bump on the beach in Miami on Friday.

The Nashville star, who’s expecting her first child with fiancé Wladimir Klitschko, wore a blue-and-white striped Lisa Blue bikini accented with a tiny gold whale fin charm (in a nod to her role as spokeswoman for the Whaleman Foundation, which is dedicated protecting whales and dolphins).

Panettiere, who announced her engagement to the heavyweight boxing champ in October 2013, said in an interview with Glamour magazine earlier that year that she was looking forward to having a family.

“I feel like I was born to be a mother,” she said. “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?’ ”

Hayden Panettiere Pregnant Bikini Photo

The actress, 24, who put her wedding on hold because of unrest in Klitschko’s homeland, Ukraine, says motherhood “is the most beautiful, exciting thing.”

— K.C. Blumm

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Hea on

She looks great. They both do.

Zeze on

They are so cute!

Stella on

Congrats to them. I met Vlad at some matches when my husband was a writer for The Ring (boxing magazine) he can look pretty intimidating, but he is one of the most courteous, warm, kind people either of us have ever met. I wish them both all the best.

rrrrrraaaaa on

She really seems like a nice person., that is totally unaffected by Hollywood. Good for her.

Judy on

She looks adorable.

Violets on

Just wait, you haven’t had the kid yet. Then you’ll see what people are talking about! 🙂

Tiffany on

‘Your life ends — you’re never going to be able to do anything again! And I’m like, What are you talking about?’…. YA…. your experience will be a little easier assuming that you can afford a full time nanny, chef, dietitian, and personal trainer. Ahh must be nice! BUT other than stating that….. i am truly happy for them both and wish them the best! (and im not trying to be rude and say that your life does end when you have a kid, just that it must be a lot easier to do things for yourself after baby when you have the $ to afford those resources…. but at the same time they have to deal with raising a child around paparazzi, so I dont know whats better?!)

Lila on

Cute couple! He is so fine!

sarahciarciello on

She seems totally unfazes by Hollywood! She’s awesome!!! Go her! She looks adorable and I can’t wait to see her and Vlad as parents and as a married couple😊

Mary on

Ooh she is so adorable!

Melanie M on

Look out. Another out of wedlock child is about to hit the world whose parents will be split by the time she or he hits 2 years old.

Anonymous on

Hey Melanie, I have three kiddos out of wedlock and me and my guy have been together for 13 years…just saying 🙂

KL on

OMG look at her and that bump.. so cute!!! He is just soo tall and big!!

Allie on

She looks so cute!

Jamie on

Sucks to get knocked up…

Debbe on

Hayden, you asked “What are you talking about?” when women would say your life ends when you become a mother. You had to ask so that is why you do not know. Your life as YOU KNOW IT does end. It is something you don’t know, you haven’t gone through it and you will not know until years into being a mom. You will remember the times when you had no one to be responsible for, that is what women are trying to tell you. It doesn’t mean you will be miserable, it doesn’t mean you should not have a baby, it just means things will never ever ever be the same. The only time things are the same for any woman who had a baby is a mother who is not being a mother, and/or not making sacrifices. I love being a mom to my only son, but, it is work I didn’t expect, the kind that doesn’t go away even when they grow up. He is an adult but I am still helping guide him, it is still scary, will he be OK in life, the worry you will have, the worry that doesn’t go away inside of moms who are good caring moms. You will see what women meant when they told you that, but you won’t see it until later so until then, keep thinking, “What are they talking about?”

mer on

I must admit I envy her a bit. She enjoyed some career and freedom in her teens and early twenties and now she will enojy motherhood in quite young age, but I’m sure she’s mature enough and has a longterm stable relationship. Also, I like her attitude that having a baby isn’t the end of the world (though she’ll have an army of help).

Anonymous on

Melanie M.- In the original birth announcement post, it explains that they had to postpone the wedding to the unrest in Wlad’s (why are people calling him Vlad, by the way? He’s name is Wladimir, not Vladimir!) native country (Ukraine). I’m sure they’d much rather be planning a wedding then worrying about his family’s safety!

Anyway, she looks great!

Anonymous on

This pair is quite different in size, she is tiny and small, he is kinda too large for her.

Anonymous on


KW on

OMG look at HIM!

Ann on

Congrats to them

Carrie M on

OK – he’s hot!! Congrats to them btw!

Kay Pasa on

I like her! Congrats on the new baby!

Tonja on

I wonder if it’s a boy? She’s carrying the same as I did for my little man. She looks great! I wish I hadn’t had been so self conscience during my summer pregnancy. I wish I would’ve done the bikini thing too. I wish her well in her pregnancy, birth and upcoming marriage

mc on

Your life doesn’t end, it just becomes harder to do the things you used to be accustomed to. Those who can afford nannies and various other luxuries may probably not notice as much as those of us who do not have access to such luxuries.

Tati on

His face is a bit battered from all the boxing, but his body is to die for.

Angela on

I love my children dearly but she will soon understand what everyone is talking about!

Anonymous on

Tonja- The way you carry has nothing to do with the gender of the baby.

lovely123 on

Hayden is in the photo?? All I can see is a huge piece of meat in green shorts! Wow, where did his body come from – yum!! She is one lucky girl!!!