Hayden Panettiere is ready to plant some roots — the “Nashville” star is buying a home in Tennessee.
“After a year and a half of living here, I felt that I had enough personal investment here, that I want to have a grounding here, even if something happens to the show,” the 24-year-old actress and New York native told People magazine. “Knock on wood it won’t! But I have amazing friends here and this just feels good as a home base.”
Panettiere, who is engaged to boxer Wladimir Klitschko, said her 6-foot-six-inch Ukrainian fiancé should have no trouble fitting in either.
“He fits in anywhere. He’s a very worldly man!” she told People.
Asked about whether she’s planning their wedding yet, Panettiere replied, “With both of our schedules, it’s crazy trying to schedule anything, much less a wedding.”
Plus, the young star is still trying to get comfortable with the idea of being the center of attention.
“I’m very shy in some ways,” she told People. “Obviously I’m in the spotlight professionally, but to be that vulnerable, standing up in front of people doing something so personal, that’s kind of a new thing for me and not exactly in my comfort zone.”
“There are many ways to get married and we’ll figure one out that is comfortable for both of us,” she added.