Shay Mitchell Is Pregnant With Her First Child
The actress, who has been quietly dating Canadian host and music reporter Matte Babel since 2017, made the announcement on Instagram on Friday afternoon (June 28) alongside a topless photo of herself baring her baby bump. In the shot, Mitchell is seen sporting black pants, a pair of silver earrings and her hair in a bun.
"Does this mean I’m allowed to drive in the carpool lane at all times now?" she wrote.
Following the announcement, Mitchell's comments section was flooded with comments and well-wishes from a number of celebrities, including her former PLL co-star and on-screen girlfriend Sasha Pieterse, Vanessa Hudgens, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Sophia Bush, James Charles and Lauren Jauregui.
Mitchell also shared a video announcing her new YouTube series, titled “Almost Ready”, which will document her pregnancy. “There is something in the oven and it’s not my pizza!!!” she wrote in the description.
“WOW… It’s kind of surreal processing the fact that another human is growing inside of you. It’s exciting, nerve-racking, difficult and emotional all at the same time," she continued. "Everyone waits for the right time to make the announcement and for me it wasn’t until I couldn’t hide it anymore and was tired of wearing oversized sweatshirts. We’re beyond excited and looking forward to starting a family. I’ve learned so much about myself and parenthood over the past 6 months, and feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface! It’s going to be a wild ride!!”
This pregnancy news also comes less than six months after the 32-year-old revealed to fans that she had suffered a miscarriage last year. "Although it was an amazing year it didn't come without hardships," she wrote at the time. “The support and affection that so many of you show me lifts me up during even my darkest days, one of which happened last year after I miscarried and lost the child of my hopes and dreams."