Gorgeous blonde actress Hayden Panettiere appeared on 'Live! With Kelly and Michael' this morning (Oct. 9). She was well-accessorized, wearing a big, huge snake around her neck and a big, huge rock on her finger, thus confirming her engagement to her longtime boyfriend, Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko.

The animal-friendly actress was accompanied by a massive snake, wearing it like a stole or a necklace. It was her way to tease co-host Michael Strahan, who is deathly (and hilariously) afraid of the creatures.

During her last appearance, the actress, starring as country singer Juliette on ABC's 'Nashville,' threw a fake rubber snake at the former NFL'er turned breakfast TV host, freaking him out.

This time, her accessory was alive and gigantic.

Strahan wouldn't even sit down anywhere near her, due to his fear of serpents! He was as far way as possible while still being in the frame and the shot.

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

With an ear-to-ear grin spreading across her face, the 'Nashville' star said, "It might be. I mean, I think it speaks for itself."

Uh, yeah it does. You don't give a girl a rock like that without a serious commitment.

By the numbers, Panettiere, 24, and Klitschko, 37, began dating in 2009, split in 2011 and then got back together in 2012. In addition to the 13-year age difference, there is a 16-inch height differential.

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