Reports about an engagement had already surfaced, but now we know for sure. The ring doesn't lie. During the segment, as Panettiere was holding a snake, Ripa asked, "I'm sort of distracted, not just by the snake, but there's a very large diamond ring on your ring finger. I'm not sure if you want to announce anything ... Does that signify anything? Is that a promise of something?"
Panettiere responded, "It might be...I mean, I think it speaks for itself."
But Ripa didn't accept Panettiere's coy answer, proceeding to follow up with, "Are you engaged?" -- to which the "Nashville" star replied, "I am."
Panettiere, 24, met Klitschko, 37, in 2009 at a book party. There's no word on when they plan to tie the knot.