LOVE & LIGHT

All Smiles! Hayden Panettiere's First Appearance Since Postpartum Treatment

By Johnny Lopez

 

Hayden Panettiere made her first public appearance over the weekend since revealing she had checked into a treatment facility for postpartum depression.

The 26-year-old actress looked to be in good spirits as she sported a big smile to watch her fiancé Wladimir Klitschko defend his title at the IBO WBO World Heavyweight World Championship Fight in Duesseldorf, Germany on Saturday.

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In October, the Nashville actress disclosed she was getting help to deal with the effects of postpartum depression, ten months after giving birth to daughter Kaya in December 2014.

At the time, the actress’ rep issued a statement: “Hayden Panetierre is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment center as she is currently battling postpartum depression.” 

It was also revealed that Hayden would be taking medical leave from her ABC drama series.

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Her Nashville co-star Riley Smith had recently given an update on her condition by saying: "I texted her, and wished her well. She texted me right back and said, 'I'm awesome, thanks.' So hopefully she will be back on the set soon."

Coincidentally, Panettiere's country music diva character, Juliette Barnes, is also battling the debilitating illness on the show.

 

tags: Hayden Panettiere, postpartum depression, Nashville