Hayden Panettiere confirms rumors of engagement with Wladimir Klitschko

Panettiere confirmed the happy news on LIVE with Kelly and Michael, on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old actress appeared on the show with a snake around her neck, but host Kelly Ripa was more interested in the diamond ring than the animal.

“I’m sort of distracted, not just by the snake, but there’s a very large diamond ring on your ring finger. … I’m not sure if you want to announce anything. … Does that signify anything, is that a promise of something?” co-host Kelly Ripa said.

“It might be … I mean, I think it speaks for itself,” she responded.

“Are you engaged?” Ripa asked.

“I am,” the actress said, confirming the rumors that have been around for several months now.

Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko began dating in 2009, split two years later, and rekindled their romance this year.