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Published: Tuesday November 11, 2014 10:00 AM EST



The Nashville star may have put her wedding plans on hold, but she's moving forward with starting a family with fiancé and heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko. The couple – who got engaged last October – are expecting their first child, PEOPLE confirms. "Motherhood is the most beautiful, exciting thing, and there's nothing that I feel like I can't accomplish while having children in my life," the actress hinted in a May 2013 interview with Glamour.