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Hayden Panettiere Denies Engagement Rumors

All those rumors about Hayden Panettiere’s secret engagement to boxer Wladimir Klitschko are completely untrue, says the “Nashville” actress.

At the Billboard Music Awards, the 23-year-old told "Extra's" Renee Bargh she is not betrothed. Showing off her bare ring finger, she explained there would be “no quickie wedding" while the couple was in Las Vegas for the awards. She added, "We passed a chapel and I made a joke that we should just go do it... but, no, no, no, [it's not happening]."

The gossip started when People magazine spotted Hayden wearing a platinum and diamond sparkler at the ABC upfronts in NYC last week.

Sources fueled the speculation, telling Us Weekly, "Very few people know, and she isn't wearing her ring publicly yet. Looks like a summer wedding!"

Panettiere and the 37-year-old Ukrainian heavyweight professional boxer began dating in 2009. They briefly broke up in 2011.