Pregnant celebs, they’re just like us! Nashville star Hayden Panettiere has had her share of pregnancy weight gain, and she’s not ashamed. The 25-year-old opened up in Britain’s Hello! magazine about packing on the pounds as she awaits the birth of her baby girl with fiancé Wladimir Klitschko.
“I’m 5 feet, 2 inches, and I started out at 106 pounds and guess how much I weigh now? Around 145 pounds,” the actress told the magazine (via The Daily Mail) in her eighth month. “And the worst part is that my feet are still size five and they're going, 'What's going on with all this weight?’ They're about to snap from underneath me with the strain.”
Panettiere, who showed off her bare belly in a Halloween Twitter photo last week, thinks that some of her weight gain is due to her past as an athlete.
Happy Halloweeeeen!!!! pic.twitter.com/gZpGHl5iPk— hayden panettiere (@haydenpanettier) October 31, 2014
“I’m still quite muscular, so if you're running around carrying 40 pounds of extra weight, you're going to build extra muscle,” the former gymnast noted.
And though she’s still engaged to Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko, Panettiere has no plans to head to the altar until after she gets her petite frame back.
“I’ll tell you one thing for sure, I am not walking down the aisle 40 pounds heavier than usual in a wedding dress with a huge pregnancy belly stitched in. Not happening,” she said.
While her wedding day isn’t fast approaching, motherhood is, and Panettiere couldn’t be more excited.
“I’m so ready to hold my baby girl,” she continued. “I’m going to be a very hands-on mom. I'm thrilled that I am having a girl first because I feel like I know a lot about raising a strong woman. I feel very empowered myself and I think my daughter will, too.”