Actress Hayden Panettiere has been fielding engagement rumors since March when she was spotted smooching ex and boxer Wladimir Klitschko, and whispers got even louder yesterday (July 13) when she was spotted at LAX with an enormous diamond ring on her finger.

While she wouldn't talk about whether she was engaged or not to TMZ (as seen in the video above), she didn't mind talking to them about destination weddings -- which she thinks are "whatever."

Five months ago, sources said that the couple were planning a hush-hush summer wedding and that Panettiere was keeping things even quieter by not wearing a ring. At the time, Panettiere herself even said she couldn't be engaged ... because there was no ring.

Using her own words against her, that means that she just might be engaged for real now!