Nashville actress Hayden Panettiere is a first-time mom after giving birth to her daughter on Tuesday, December 9! The 25-year-old star and fiancé Wladimir Klitschko confirmed the news to People in a statement, adding “We are over the moon and madly in love!”
Hayden’s daughter is named Kaya Klitschko and she weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 20 inches at birth.
Hayden spoke with Hello! magazine back in November, just after revealing she was expecting a girl. “I’m so ready to hold my baby girl — I’m going to be a very hands-on mom,” she said. “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.”
Hayden’s 38-year-old heavyweight boxer beau Wladimir Klitschko, who became her fiancé after proposing back in October, took to Twitter to make the announcement, albeit in German:
Wir sind überglücklich, die Geburt unserer Tochter Kaya Evdokia Klitschko zu bestätigen. Sie kam am 9. Dezember gesund zur Welt.
— Klitschko (@Klitschko) December 13, 2014
Here’s a translation of the tweet via Google Translator:
We are happy to confirm the birth of our daughter Kaya Evdokia Klitschko. She came on December 9 healthy.
Congratulations to Wladimir and Hayden! We can’t wait to see the first photo of Kaya!