Nashville’s Hayden Panettiere Welcomes Baby Girl

Actress Has Time Off From TV Series

Hayden Panettiere — actress, singer, activist, philanthropist and now a proud mama.

The star of ABC’s hit series Nashville welcomed her first bundle of joy with fiance Wladimir Klitschko last week, a daughter named Kaya Evdokia, according to People.

Little Miss Kaya weighed 7 pounds and measured 20 inches, and if she remotely resembles her mama at all, she’s no doubt absolutely gorgeous.

“We are over the moon and madly in love!” the new parents said in a statement.

Panettiere will have time to celebrate her wonderful new gift this holiday season. Nashville’s winter finale aired last week, and the show won’t return until Feb. 4 on ABC.

And as for what will happen to her character, Juliette Barnes, upon the show’s return? Well, where we last left off, an expectant Juliette tied the knot with Avery at the city hall and appeared to be pretty happy about it.

But we all know that when it comes to this deliciously soapy drama, happiness can be short-lived. Here’s hoping their love will survive the cold winter break!

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.