While on Guiding Light, Panettiere's character Lizzie battled leukemia.For drawing the attention of daytime viewers to the disease, and for improving national awareness, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gave her its Special Recognition Award.(Photo by Venturelli/Wire Image) ORG XMIT: 171655358 ORIG FILE ID: 171470938 " data-medium-file="https://usatftw.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/ll_gdbd_panettiere_101013_590408001.jpg? w=200" data-large-file="https://usatftw.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/ll_gdbd_panettiere_101013_590408001.jpg? While it didn’t turn out well for the Ukrainian — the fight was stopped in the 11th after Joshua series of big blows — Klitschko looked, for a time, to have the fight won. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775043310 ORIG FILE ID: 870337608 " data-medium-file="https://usatftw.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/gty_870337608_95093897.jpg?He dropped Joshua in the sixth round and, when he did, Panettiere went nuts. Wladimir Klitschko (left) puts Anthony Joshua down during their IBF, WBA and IBO Heavyweight World Title bout at Wembley Stadium, London. w=300" data-large-file="https://usatftw.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/gty_870337608_95093897.jpg?
She has Italian, and some English and German ancestry.
If you’re up on your sports star-celebrity dating news, you’ll know that Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko and Nashville star Hayden Panettiere have been an item for quite some time.
The two have a child together and are engaged to be married.
In regards of her performance as Lizzie, Panettiere simply stated,"When the camera comes on, I am not Hayden any more, I am Lizzie!
Milo Ventimiglia has opened up about what he learned from dating his much younger co-star Hayden Panettiere back when they worked on the NBC hit Heroes. “There are things that happen to you in your life that shape who you are. It wasn’t until my mid to late twenties that the job wears on you, relationships wear on you.” He adds, “But I wouldn’t change a thing.