Hayden Panettiere Returns To Nashville

Posted on January 9th, 2016 at 2:21 pm
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Hayden Panettiere Returns To Nashville

Hayden Panetierre returns to Nashville.

The popular actress will reprise her role as Juliette Barnes after battling postpartum depression in real life.

Reports broke over the weekend that that the 26-year-old is set to return for season four's 14th episode, which will air in April.

The news will excite fans of ABC's popular show after her dramatic last appearance in the November 18 episode.

She had taken leave from the show back in October to seek treatment for postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter, Kaya, by her boxer fiance Vladimir Klitschko.

The couple announced their engagement in October 2013 and welcomed their daughter in December of 2014.

Ironically, Hayden's fan-favorite character was dealing with postpartum depression as well when she last appeared, after giving birth to her first child with Avery (Jonathan Jackson).

On-screen love interest Jonathan told E! News: "I think she seems to be doing really well, and obviously all of us are very excited for her to come back when it's time.

"But I'm also really grateful that she's taking the time that she needs, and I think that that's really a wonderful example for people."

Hayden's co-star Lennon Stella addd: "She's doing good! You know, she's doing what she's doing, and we're like super supportive."

And executive producer Dee Johnson shared her support for the actress.

She told Deadline: "It’s not the entire season, it’s just for now,' she had said. 'We’ve had to make adjustments, but it’s not uncommon for shows to have to make such accommodations when real life intervenes."

And in recent times the actress has indicated on social media that her heath was returning.

She took to Twitter in October to share that she was "feeling like I'm finally coming back into my own body!"

Let's hope she continues to feel better!

Hayden Panettiere Returns To Nashville