Hayden Panettiere Expects Normal Size Babies

By: Kimberly Ripley - November 29, 2013

No, she’s not expecting, but when Hayden Panettiere and her very tall fiance, heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko, decide to have children, she expects (read: hopes!) they will be normal in size. The former Heroes star and the boxer love their differences in height–she is just 5′ 2″ tall, while he towers over her at an impressive 6′ 6″. Panettiere says that’s how they met.

She told Ellen DeGeneres “That’s how we met. I said, ‘You’re huge.’ He said, ‘You’re tiny.’ ”

Hayden met Wladimir when she was just 19 years old. The two announced their engagement last month, and say they do plan on having children.

Says Hayden of their drastic height difference, it was, “God telling us [that we] were too far on either end of the spectrum. He needs to make normal people.”

The Nashville star also explained to Ellen that while Wladimir is a great guy, he still has a lot to learn about American culture. Because he’s Ukranian, Hayden explained, “he’s very confused about our traditions,” like that of taking a honeymoon.

She also joked that Wladimir doesn’t know that, in America, the bride’s family is expected to foot the bill for the wedding.

Once the wedding is over, however, it’s unknown whether Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko will immediately get to work on making those aforementioned babies, or if they’ll wait a while and enjoy the honeymoon that she might have, by now, convinced him is supposed be a year long! (You go, Hayden!) Her fans will no doubt be waiting anxiously, once she announces word of a pregnancy, to see how big or small that first baby will be.

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Kimberly RipleyKimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.

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  • Funny

    Save the cheerleader …. save the world! To this day, that cracks me up. Kind of sums up American society and how dumb we are.

    She is cute and not fat. I am not even sure she is 5’2”. When I met her, she appeared much smaller than that and the when you Google her she is listed as 5’0”. My guess is she is more like 4’11”. She actually looks like a little kid really. A teenager. You would be really surprised.

    I never met her fiance. Wladimir is a good fighter though. He is in his late 30s – 37 to be exact. He actually may be taller than 6’6”. I only say that because I saw pictures of him and his idol — Arnold Schwarzenegger — who is listed as being 6’2”. From the pictures, Wladimir looks much taller than just 4 inches. See for yourself.

    Nothing really bad to say about her. It is not like she is my best friend or anything. I just met her and she is really very very very small.

    But remember —- save the cheerleader —– save the world! Too funny.