One of my favorite couples Little Sprout (aka Hayden Panettiere) and the Jolly Ukrainian Giant (aka Wladimir Klitschko) became parents last December to a daughter Kaya. Hayden’s pregnancy was written into her show Nashville (which I watch and I can’t believe I keep admitting that out loud on this blog). Not long after Hayden’s character Juliette gave birth, she slowly slid into a postpartum depression spiral. Well, life is imitating primetime soap opera art, because Hayden’s rep says that she has gone off to rehab to be treated for PPD. Her rep gave this statement to UsWeekly.
“Hayden Panettiere is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment center as she is currently battling postpartum depression. She asks that the media respect her privacy during this time.”
While promoting, Nashville, Hayden talked about PPD since her character goes through it and she said on Live with Kelly and Michael that she relates and thinks some people brush it off like, “Oh, just drink some Tension Tamer Tea and you’ll be fine! That shit ain’t real!” Hayden said that PPD is something that needs to be talked about, which is probably why she’s letting it be known that she has it.
A few days ago, Hayden tweeted, “Feeling like I’m #finally coming back in to my own body!mother #daughter #blessing #wellworthit @bonesthenskin”
It’s a good thing that Hayden is getting help, but since I’m selfish, I wondered what does this mean for Nashville? Does it mean that Juliette won’t be in it that much anymore and so they’re going to give more screen time to annoying ass Scarlett? OH GOD. Get better, Hayden!