Hayden Panettiere has checked into a facility to get treatment for postpartum depression, Gossip Cop has confirmed. The actress gave birth to her first child, Kaya, in December 2014.
In a statement to Gossip Cop, Panettiere’s rep said, “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.”
Interestingly, Panettiere’s character on the hit ABC show “Nashville” suffers from postpartum depression as well.
Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko welcomed a baby daughter back in December, and there was no indication until this week that she was silently suffering. On October 10, Panettiere tweeted, “Feeling like I’m #finally coming back in to my own body! #mother #daughter #blessing #wellworthit.”
Prior to Kaya’s birth, Panettiere proudly showed off her baby bump at numerous red carpets events. And after revealing that she was expecting a girl, Panettiere often told reporters she was “thrilled” about becoming a mom and felt like she knew a lot “about raising a strong woman.”
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