Actress Hayden Panettiere has made her first appearance since seeking treatment for postnatal depression.
Sporting a wide grin and looking very relaxed, the Nashville star was simply stunning in a full-length peach coloured gown at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday.
Hayden shared with Entertainment Tonight attending the awards that she was shocked by the positive feedback she has received since going public with her postnatal depression diagnosis.
“I’ve gotten an incredible amount of support and I was actually really surprised because I feel like I grew up in this industry that, in my mind, was very judgmental,” she said in the interview. “It’s really painful and it’s really scary and women need a lot of support.”
The 26-year-old star is engaged to Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko and the pair welcomed their first child, a daughter named Kaya, in December 2014.
Hayden voluntarily entered a treatment facility in October to assist in treating her post-natal depression.
Nominated for best supporting actress in a drama series at the Awards, Hayden’s appearance comes on the back of an announcement that she would be returning to the Nashville series. She presented at the awards alongside co-star Jonathan Jackson, who was also nominated for his work on the hit ABC series.
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