Hayden Panettiere stars in adorable new Instagram photo with baby Kaya

Motherhood definitely becomes Hayden Panettiere. In an adorable snapshot shared by proud father Wladimir Klitschko, the petite actress has never looked more radiant as she strikes a silly pose with newborn baby Kaya.

Alongside the photo, the 38-year-old boxer wrote, “#family #klitschko #newyear.”

#family #klitschko #newyear

A photo posted by WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO (@klitschkowladimir) on

Nashville actress Hayden, 25, looks radiant in the picture, just one month after giving birth to her first child. The engaged couple, who have been dating for five years, welcomed their daughter on 9 December.

“She’s really so sweet,” Hayden told People shortly afterwards. “I’m sure that’s the way it’s meant to be, because when they are putting you through the ringer you’re like, ‘You are lucky you're so cute!’”

The star added, “You’re suddenly looking at this little thing, like, ‘Oh, that was you in my belly this whole time.’

Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko welcomed Kaya on 9 December

Parenthood has been a magical experience for both Hayden and Wladimir, who has “always wanted to be a dad”.

“I think at some point he might gave started thinking he wasn't ever going to be (a father),” Hayden told the publication. “And then he was. He is just so over the moon.”

Wladimir himself recently spoke of his connection with his daughter. “You don't know what love is until you have your first baby, then you know what love is,” he told E! News.

HELLO! Canada magazine is available for your tablet and smartphone. Get HELLO! Canada, PEOPLE, Vanity Fair and over 100 more of the world’s best magazines for one low monthly price at Next Issue. ​CLICK HERE to sign up for a free trial.

HELLO! Canada magazine is available for your tablet and smartphone. Get HELLO! Canada, PEOPLE, Vanity Fair and over 100 more of the world’s best magazines for one low monthly price at Texture by Next Issue. CLICK HERE to sign up for a free trial.