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Hayden Panettiere’s Postpartum Storyline on Nashville Was ‘Planned Long Before’ She Sought PPD Treatment

10/14/2015 at 06:30 PM ET

Life is, unfortunately, imitating art for Hayden Panettiere.

When news broke on Tuesday that the actress is entering treatment for postpartum depression, Nashville fans found the storyline quite familiar: Panettiere’s character on the ABC hit, new mom Juliette Barnes, is facing a similar struggle.

Season 3 ended with Barnes throwing a snow globe past husband Avery Barkley (Jonathan Jackson) and baby Cadence during an emotional outburst, and season 4 began with the country star partying on the road, without much thought for the family she’s left behind.

But a source close to the show tells PEOPLE Barnes’ storyline was “planned and started playing out long before” Panettiere, 26, revealed she was seeking treatment herself.

“The groundwork for the postpartum storyline began way back last season [before Hayden gave birth],” explains the source.

Hayden Panettiere Postpartum Depression Nashville Eugene Gologursky/Getty

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Hayden Panettiere Enters Treatment for Postpartum Depression

10/13/2015 at 05:00 PM ET

Hayden Panettiere is on the mend.

The Nashville star, 26, “is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment center as she is currently battling postpartum depression,” her rep tells PEOPLE.

“She asks that the media respect her privacy during this time.”

Panettiere, who is mom to 10-month-old daughter Kaya Evodokia with her fiancé, professional boxer Wladimir Klitschko, has been open about her struggle since her baby girl’s birth last December.

Hayden Panettiere Daughter Kaya Evdokia First Photo Michael Sterling Eaton

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Hayden Panettiere Opens Up About Postpartum Depression: It ‘Needs to Be Talked About’

09/28/2015 at 07:00 PM ET

Hayden Panettiere and her Nashville character Juliette have a lot more in common than some might know — they’ve both experienced postpartum depression.

“I can very much relate. It’s something a lot of women experience. When [you’re told] about postpartum depression you think it’s ‘I feel negative feelings towards my child, I want to injure or hurt my child’ — I’ve never, ever had those feelings. Some women do. But you don’t realize how broad of a spectrum you can really experience that on. It’s something that needs to be talked about. Women need to know that they’re not alone, and that it does heal,” Panettiere, 26, said during a Monday appearance on Live! with Kelly and Michael.

“There’s a lot of misunderstanding — there’s a lot of people out there that think that it’s not real, that it’s not true, that it’s something that’s made up in their minds, that ‘Oh, it’s hormones.’ They brush it off. It’s something that’s completely uncontrollable. It’s really painful and it’s really scary and women need a lot of support.”

Hayden Panettiere Live with Kelly and Michael
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Meet Hayden Panettiere’s Daughter Kaya Evdokia

12/23/2014 at 06:00 PM ET

Hayden Panettiere just enjoyed her first night of uninterrupted sleep since the Dec. 9 birth of her daughter, Kaya Evdokia, with her fiancéWladimir Klitschko — courtesy of her future mother-in-law.

“Wlad’s mom was desperate to take the baby for a night,” the Nashville star, 25, tells PEOPLE. “She looks like she didn’t get much sleep, but I feel well-rested!”

Adjusting to life as a parent has been “such a surreal experience and so out of body,” for Panettiere and her heavyweight professional boxer beau, 38. “You’re suddenly looking at this little thing like, ‘Oh, that was you in my belly this whole time,'” she says. “[We’re] just getting to know her.”

Hayden Panettiere Daughter Kaya Evdokia First Photo Michael Sterling Eaton

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Hayden Panettiere Welcomes Daughter Kaya Evdokia

12/13/2014 at 11:55 AM ET

Hayden Panettiere Welcomes Daughter
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Hayden Panettiere just took center stage: her baby girl is here!

The Nashville star is a new mom after welcoming her first child with fiancé Wladimir Klitschko on Tuesday, Dec. 9, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Born in Hawaii, daughter Kaya Evdokia Klitschko weighed in at 7 lbs., 14 oz., and measured 20 inches long.

“We are over the moon and madly in love!” the proud new parents tell PEOPLE.

The actress, 25, stayed mum throughout much of her pregnancy, letting her growing belly speak for itself.

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Hayden Panettiere Reveals She’s Having a Girl

08/25/2014 at 06:45 PM ET

Hayden Panettiere glowed on the Emmys red carpet Monday as she showed off her growing baby bump in a plunging silver Lorena Sarbu gown — and revealed the sex of her baby!

“I can’t wait for her to come out,” the Nashville star slipped in while speaking to Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet, causing the host to exclaim, “It’s a girl?!”

“Yes, it’s a little girl. I have to shop,” Panettiere, 25, joked. “I want to go shopping, I want to paint the room … I’m working with my amazing interior decorator, Ben Vandiver, who did my house in Nashville. He’s trying to do something that she can grow up in and you don’t have to change everything.”

Amanda Peet Pregnant Emmys Red Carpet
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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

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