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Hayden Panettiere announces pregnancy during ALS ice bucket challenge

Hayden Panettiere Announces Pregnancy During ALS Cold Water Challenge
"Nashville" star Hayden Panettiere used the ALS Cold Water Challenge to not only spread awareness of the illness commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, but to also spread the news that she is expecting.



The challenge/announcement was posted Wednesday on "Nashville" co-star Derek Hough's Instagram page, nominating her fiance Wladimir Klitschko and their unborn child. The public statement is out of the ordinary for the 25 year old actress as she's usually tight lipped when it comes to her personal life.

According to the New York Daily News, she and her boxer fiance are putting their wedding on hold due to the unrest in Klitschko's home country of Ukraine. This will be the couple's first child.

Panettiere isn't the first public figure to use the ALS Cold Water Challenge to make an announcement. Former Tennessee Titans linebacker Tim Shaw announced that he himself has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Shaw challenged the entire Tennessee Titans organization, the Penn State football team, and his home community of Clarenceville, Michigan.

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klasakt August 21 2014 at 5:35 PM

Okay ... didn't they announce this some time ago? I mean in June they were talking about her "baby" bikini body, etc. The pregnancy is OLD news!

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Catzs klasakt August 21 2014 at 9:29 PM

I heard this months ago, this is not new news.

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eaglephoenix2 August 21 2014 at 9:37 PM

Alas, soon to be tight lipped no more.

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deruwid9 eaglephoenix2 August 21 2014 at 9:40 PM

Honestly, where do they come up with those lead ins?

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Pete August 21 2014 at 5:21 PM

Wow like know one knew from her big fat stomach.

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rjen164497 August 22 2014 at 7:51 AM

I'm pregnant and not married, what a great role model. Part of the Liberal NO MORALS class.

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Amy August 21 2014 at 6:42 PM

She is hardly an actress, she's a D lister at best.

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ranger197172 Amy August 21 2014 at 8:34 PM

I like her as an actress and as a singer. She is multi-talented.

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NoShark Amy August 21 2014 at 8:42 PM

true...and like, we so totally care...

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Rachel August 21 2014 at 6:34 PM

She is just now making announcement? Holy Cow! Nothings a secret in Hollywood I knew this a month plus ago. Thanks TMZ

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bentbouy1 August 21 2014 at 5:47 PM

who cares

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skyofblue17 August 21 2014 at 11:24 PM

We all knew she was pregnant weeks ago when she announced it.

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Christi August 22 2014 at 12:11 AM

Why is she announcing again?? We already knew Hayden....

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The Wise One August 21 2014 at 9:59 PM

Who is this woman and why is this even considered newsworthy?

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