Panettiere covers Glamour (Peggy Sirota/Glamour)
At age 23, is Hayden Panettiere ready to settle down and have children?
Not quite. But that doesn't mean she hasn't thought about it, especially when it comes to her on-again boyfriend, boxer Wladimir Klitschko, 37.
"I feel like I was born to be a mother," she says in the May 2013 issue of Glamour. "Sometimes people speak about [having kids] like, ‘Your life ends — you’re never going to be able to do anything again!’ And I'm like, 'What are you talking about?' Motherhood is the most beautiful, exciting thing, and there's nothing that I feel like I can't accomplish while having children in my life. I would sacrifice having more years of being wherever I want whenever I want for years with my kids."
When the magazine asked if the father of those potential kids might be the man she's currently with, she responded, "It wouldn't shock me!"
Though the "Nashville" star didn't say anything to confirm or deny current rumors that she and Klitschko are already engaged, she still had plenty to say about how she met the towering athlete.
"Life is like a lunchroom at school," she said. "In this industry you've got little individual tables of actors, singers, rap stars, this, that, the other. But it's a big industry that also encompasses anyone in the public eye. An acquaintance of ours did a coffee-table book, and the proceeds went to genocide prevention. We met at the party for the launch of the book; we've been friends for five years — we've never not been close."
That mature attitude is also reflected when she's asked about other young stars. In fact, she refers to it as "The Messy Generation. The generation of the disaster child," and thanks her family for keeping her in check.
"It's not that I didn't go to clubs, have my picture taken. I was 16 years old. I was experimenting just like any kid," she admitted. "The thing that really saved me was that I still had that healthy fear of my parents — I still had a midnight curfew at 18!"
Get more from Panettiere in the May issue of Glamour, on newsstands April 9.
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