Hayden made her first public appearance since entering treatment for postpartum depression in early October, stepping out to support fiance Wladimir Klitschko during his hugely hyped world heavyweight title fight in Dusseldorf, Germany, on Nov. 28th.
Hayden looked happy and healthy as she posed for photographers wearing a striped sweater, plaid miniskirt and hat before Wlad’s bout with Britain’s Tyson Fury. But that show of solidarity wasn’t enough: Tyson beat Wladimir, marking the Olympic gold medalist’s first defeat in 11 years.
As a bruised and bloodied Wlad left the arena, Hayden was by his side where she could be seen holding his hand while wrapping her other arm around him.
Hayden is reportedly recovering postpartum depression with Wladimir Klitschko and their baby. The actress had decided to check herself into a treatment facility just last month.
“Hayden Panettiere is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment center,” her rep wrote in an official statement, according to Franchise Herald. “She is currently battling postpartum depression. She asks that the media respect her privacy during this time.”
Her “Nashville” co-star, Riley Smith, revealed to Us Weekly that her friend is doing “good” in the facility. “I texted her and wished her well,” she said. “She texted me right back and said, ‘I am awesome! Thanks!’ So, hopefully, she will be back on the set soon.”
Although Hayden Panettiere of “Nashville” cast and her fiance Wladimir Klitschko welcomed baby Kaya last December, she had admitted that things were not easy for her. As it would turn out, she was suffering from postpartum depression since giving birth to her daughter.
“I suffered a bit of postpartum depression,” Panettiere admitted, according to Daily Mail. “You are not alone or crazy, ladies!” Plus, she also opened up about her struggles with postpartum depression when she agreed to an interview on “LIve with Kelly and Michael.”
“When they tell you about postpartum depression, you think it is ‘I feel negative feelings towards my child. I want to injure or hurt my child!'” she said. “I have never ever had those feelings! Some women do! It is something that is completely uncontrollable! It is really painful. It is really scary! Women need a lot of support!”
Thankfully for Hayden Panettiere, she is getting loads of support from her fellow “Nashville” cast and her family, Wladimir Klitschko and their baby. That said, she has advised other women who have recently given birth to talk more about this condition, especially considering that postpartum depression affects a huge number of women.
DEADLINE: The storyline of Juliette’s postpartum emotional struggles plays eerily realistic. Was it informed by Hayden Panettiere’s real-life issues?
JOHNSON: Absolutely not. We incorporated Hayden’s pregnancy into the storyline last season, but we knew Juliette would have issues with motherhood and had always planned for her to struggle with her demons afterwards, including postpartum depression.
DEADLINE: How are you proceeding with filming the season without Hayden? Have you had to adjust storylines?
JOHNSON: It’s not the entire season, it’s just for now. And yes, we’ve had to make adjustments but it’s not uncommon for shows to have to make such accommodations when real life intervenes.
It’s reported that Hayden has voluntarily checked herself into a treatment centre, to get support for her postpartum depression. Hayden gave birth to her daughter Kaya ten months ago and has openly admitted to suffering with the condition.
Hayden’s father Skip told Life & Style: “She will be fine“.
A source added that the 26-year-old had been receiving outpatient treatment for weeks, but Hayden decided to admit herself to a facility in Malibu when she recognised how serious her issues were.
Hayden we wish you well, always. You’re an inspiation to us all!