Hayden Panettiere Walks First Red Carpet Since Treatment for Postpartum Depression

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Hayden Panettiere was all smiles--along with a healthy dose of cleavage--as she walked the red carpet at Sunday’s Critics’ Choice Awards. It was the first red carpet for the Nashville star since receiving treatment for postpartum depression in October.

Wearing a peach-colored gown with a substantial front cutout that showed off her ample assets, Hayden glowed as she posed for the cameras.

Hayden Panettiere and fiance Wladimir Klitschko welcomed daughter Kaya back in December of 2014. Ten months later she checked herself into an in-patient treatment program for postpartum depression.

“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,” she said during a recent TV interview. “It’s something that needs to be talked about. Women need to know that they’re not alone, and that it does heal.”

Not long after leaving the treatment facility, Hayden Panettiere was spotted in Germany, cheering on her fiance at the IBF IBO WBO World Heavyweight Championship Fight.

Fans were likely cheering Hayden Panettiere on at the Critics’ Choice Awards Sunday for attending to her needs in the best interest of her daughter, and for looking so fabulous on the red carpet.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly 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.