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Hayden Panettiere sets the record straight on her relationship status

Hayden Panettiere denied rumors that she had split from fiancé Wladimir Klitschko on Thursday, July 7. Rumors began swirling that she and Klitschko were no longer together after Panettiere was photographed in New York City without her engagement ring, causing some to suspect the two, who share 19-month-old daughter Kaya, were over for good.

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“Missing rings don’t mean the end of relationships,” Panettiere wrote on Twitter after the photos went public. “Blessed to be with my beautiful family [emoji of hands praying],” she added along with a sweet family photo of her, Klitschko and their daughter.

The tweet seems to put to any reports of a split to bed. It’s clear that Panettiere and Klitschko remain devoted parents to their daughter. However, those who might want to read into Panettiere’s tweet might interpret “the end of relationships” to mean their relationship as parents, not as an engaged couple. It’s possible that their engagement has been called off. It’s also possible that Panettiere just didn’t feel like wearing her ring that day. (The girl was dressed in a blue flannel, leggings and Uggs after all — doesn’t exactly pair well with a diamond.) 

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Regardless of the status of Klitschko and Panettiere’s engagement, it’s nice to see Panettiere looking so happy. After publicly checking herself into treatment last October for postpartum depression, Panettiere announced that she would be taking time to focus on herself again in May. “The postpartum depression I have been experiencing has impacted every aspect of my life. Rather than stay stuck due to unhealthy coping mechanisms I have chosen to take time to reflect holistically on my health and life. Wish me luck!” she tweeted on May 12.

The photos of Panettiere sans engagement ring depicted the first time she had been spotted in NYC since then, which explains the tabloid frenzy and obsession with her romantic life. More important than the lack of engagement ring in the photos is the fact that Panettiere looks to be healthy and doing well.

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Whatever Panettiere has been doing to take care of herself, it looks like it’s working!

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