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Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY

"Nashville" star Hayden Panettiere confirmed her engagement to Olympic boxer Wladimir Klitschko today on "Live with Kelly and Michael."

She entered wearing a huge, live boa constrictor, just to freak out Michael Strahan, who is terrified of snakes.

At one point, as she was holding the snake, Kelly asked her about the ring on her hand.

"I'm sort of distracted, not just by the snake, but there's a very large diamond ring on your ring finger," said Kelly. "I'm not sure if you want to announce anything ... Does that signify anything? Is that a promise of something?"

Panettiere responded coyly, "It might be ... I mean, I think it speaks for itself."

Kelly then got more direct, asking, "Are you engaged?" and Hayden replied, "I am."

Panettiere, 24, first met Klitschko, 37, in 2009 at a book party. Later in the interview she noted they don't yet have a date set.

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