Hayden Panettiere On Her Postpartum Depression Treatment

Hayden Panettiere looked seriously smokin’ at the Critics’ Choice Awards last night.

The 26-year-old actress perfected Grecian chic in a revealing Maria Lucia Hohan blush gown, which featured a floaty skirt, cinched-in waist and a racy cut-out front section.

She’d kept her make-up girlie, sporting a dark pink lipstick, highlighting blusher and a subtle smoky eye.

Hayden Panettiere At The Critics' Choice Awards Hayden Panettiere kept her make-up fresh

 

When it came to her hair, her blonde lob had been teased into tousled shoulder-length waves. So classic.

Hayden seemed happy and confident on the red carpet, and also appeared on stage with her Nashville co-star Jonathan Jackson to present the gong for Best Acting Ensemble.


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Hayden Panettiere and Jonathan Jackson at the Critics' Choice Awards Hayden Panettiere presented an award with Nashville’s Jonathan Jackson

 

But it was only three months ago that she checked herself into a treatment facility for postpartum depression, following the birth of her and fiancé Wladimir Klitschko’s daughter Kaya.

Hayden took the opportunity last night to open up about her experience, telling Entertainment Tonight: ‘I’ve gotten an incredible amount of support and I was actually really surprised cause I feel like I grew up in this industry that, in my mind, was very judgmental.

‘I didn’t even look at social media,’ she said, adding that she used to feel as if people were ‘waiting’ for her to fail.

Hayden Panettiere and Rachel McAdams at the Critics' Choice Awards Hayden Panettiere hands the gong to Rachel McAdams, whose movie Spotlight won Best Acting Ensemble

 

‘Then, when I looked, people were like: “Oh my gosh, good for you,” and I am so proud to be a spokesperson and a woman that people can look to and to know that they’re not alone and they’re not weak if they go and they seek help.’

Hayden took a break from filming Nashville while seeking treatment, but has now returned to the set and we’ll see her reprise her role as Juliette Barnes in spring.


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Yesterday, she spoke about how she eased herself back into work, continuing: ‘To be honest it was kind of a rocky start for me and especially emotionally.

Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko welcomed daughter Kaya in 2014

 

‘The first scene that I did the other day when I saw certain people that I haven’t seen in a while and I felt really comfortable – I just lost it and I couldn’t keep it together.

‘So, it held us up for a second but we got it at the end.’

We’re looking forward to seeing you back on our TVs, Hayden.