Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko have put their wedding plans on hold due to the civil unrest in his native Ukraine.
Hayden announced her engagement to Wladimir last October, and while the wedding is still on, the couple has yet to set a date due to the ongoing crisis in his homeland.
“Everything that’s happening in Ukraine definitely put a hold on things,” Hayden said. “But we have time.”
Tensions in the Eastern European region were heightened last month when Russian President Vladimir Putin sent soldiers into the Ukrainian territory of Crimea following a period of civil unrest amid calls for political change.
Hayden Panettiere previously showed her support for citizens in Ukraine by joining protesters in the country last year.
"You could be the most beautiful man on the planet, but if you have nothing to back that up then there is nothing sexy about you," she said.
"I want to be with somebody who opens my eyes to the world and helps me to become a better person in every way. Wladimir is not just a boxer; he’s smart and caring. It’s been a ride! We were friends for a year first."
"On paper, a relationship between the two of us looked crazy. From where we live to where we come from, the differences in our lives are fairly big."
"On the surface, everything about us is unalike. But at our core, our morals and goals in life are very similar, so our differences become a lot less terrifying… I’m in awe of what he does and who he is – that’s a very strong feeling. He doesn’t let me get away with things; he has the patience of a saint, but he is definitely no shrinking violet."
"We are very laid-back about the wedding plans; we don’t want to rush anything. We want the day to be fun, happy and stress-free," she said.
"Growing up, the thought of not getting married never crossed my mind. It was always: I’m going to get married and then I’m going to have a family."
Source: Show Biz Spy