HEADING FOR A WEDDING?
Hayden Panettiere and her new beau have only been dating a few months, but they’re already taking things to the next level!
THAT was fast! Hayden Panettiere and Brian Hickerson’s turbocharged romance began right after her split from fiancé Wladimir Klitschko in August, and Hayden’s already introduced Brian to her parents. Why the need for speed? Sources tell Star it was so he could ask her parents for her hand in marriage — and that the ex-Nashville star could be expecting! “They feel like they’re meant to be together,” spills a pal. “Hayden’s been talking about having a baby with Brian, and friends suspect she could already be pregnant, which would explain why they want to hurry up and get married.” Aspiring actor Brian certainly seemed to be a hit with Hayden’s family during a visit to St. Augustine, Fla., where the couple, both 29, were spotted out and about holding hands on Oct. 24. Back in L.A. — while baby daddy Wladimir raises their daughter, Kaya, 3, in Ukraine — Hayden and Brian “have been spending almost every minute with each other,” the friend adds. “They have a place together, and Hayden loves waking up with him every morning. She’s a romantic through and through.” The whirlwind courtship seems to be doing Hayden, who’s had multiple stints in rehab and was spotted “wasted” and throwing up outside a chic L.A. restaurant after her breakup from Wladimir, a world of good. “Brian is down to earth and doting, and he’s been a good stabilizing influence on her,” says the source. “Her friends and family can see how happy she is with him. She’s always wanted more kids — and maybe now her dream will come true!”