Hayden Panettiere “GMA” Interview On Postpartum Depression – WATCH
Hayden Panettiere candidly discussed her on- and off-screen battle with postpartum depression on “GMA” on Thursday. Watch below.
As Gossip Cop reported, Panettiere sought in-patient treatment for postpartum depression in 2015, nearly a year after welcoming daughter Kaya with fiancé Wladimir Klitschko. At the time, the star’s “Nashville” character was struggling with similar issues. And in 2016, it was revealed she was seeking help again.
Now kicking off 2017 with a fresh perspective and a new “Nashville” season, Panettiere opened up about her journey on “Good Morning America.” “You feel off,” the actress said of first realizing something was wrong. “You don’t feel like yourself.”
She credited the “Nashville” storyline for “helping” her “identify what was going on, and to let women know that it’s okay to ask for help, and that it’s okay to have a moment of weakness.” She added, “It makes you a very strong, resilient woman. You just gotta let it make you stronger.”
Kaya is now 2, and Panettiere told Lara Spencer she’s “feeling fabulous.” She also noted, “I think I’m better mom because of it, because you never take that connection for granted.” During the chat, the former “Heroes” star also thanked fans for supporting “Nashville” through its network change, and teased what’s next for her character. Check out the full video below.