Hayden Panettiere is experiencing a disturbing case of life imitating art. Her character on ‘Nashville’ is struggling with postpartum depression, and it turns out that Hayden herself, who’s also a new mother, is struggling with the illness as well. She recently entered treatment for postpartum depression.
However, a source said that the ‘Nashville’ postpartum depression storyline was not inspired by Haden’s personal struggles.
The groundwork for the postpartum storyline began way back last season [before Hayden gave birth].”
Hayden is taking a medical leave of absence from ‘Nashville’ while she seeks treatment; production is being adjusted to compensate.
Hayden has said this about her own experiences with postpartum depression:
Unfortunately, I experienced postnatal depression. You’re just miserable to be around. It’s really scary and lonely … I just thought, ‘Does this mean there’s something wrong with me?’ I was moody and sad and had these overwhelming feelings of doom.”
She said her fiance Wladimir Klitschko has been incredibly supportive.
He’s been very supportive… He loves his little girl. He’s a sucker, as all dads usually are!”
I’m sure Wlad is supporting Hayden while she’s in treatment, too.
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