Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Couple Hayden Panettiere & Wladimir Klitschko Are Secretly EngagedCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Couple Hayden Panettiere & Wladimir Klitschko Are Secretly Engaged

By Jessica DeRubbo

Hayden Panettiere may be keeping a big secret right now, according to – Sources are saying that Panettiere and on-again Ukranian beau Wladimir Klitschko are ready to make it official. “Looks like a summer wedding!” says one source. Although the couple parted ways in May 2011, they remained friends. In fact, Panettiere said they were “just good buddies” when they were caught spending time together in mid-January this year.

What are some reasons to keep your engagement under wraps at first?

Cupid’s Advice:

Getting engaged is a big step in your relationship, and sometimes there are factors that make you keep it under wraps before announcing to all of your friends and family. Here are a few:

1. Keep it special: Sometimes keeping the news of your pending nuptials a secret at first is a way to make it special between you and your partner. The knowledge the both of you have only with each other serves as a golden nugget of information you can blush over for a few days without getting accosted by those close to you.

2. Out of respect: Perhaps your sister’s wedding is right around the corner or a close friend is getting ready to welcome a baby. In order to refrain from taking the spotlight off of them, you may decide to wait to reveal your engagement.

3. To make sure: Once you announce your engagement, it’s a lot more drama-ridden down the road if you call it off. Take a few days post-proposal to think things over and make sure you feel comfortable with the situation before revealing your news.

What are some other reasons to keep your engagement to yourself at first? Share your ideas below.