Shay Mitchell is a mom now!
The Pretty Little Liars star has given birth to her pretty little baby — a daughter — with boyfriend Matte Babel. The actress broke the news on Instagram late Sunday night (October 20) alongside a heartwarming photograph of her grasping her newborn’s tiny finger. “Never letting go…” Mitchell captioned the touching post, which received over 1.6 millions likes in under two hours of being shared.
It was only a matter of time before word got around to Mitchell’s friends, who showered her with congratulatory messages in her comments section. "Congrats angel. Love you. Can’t wait to meet the baby booooo,” former PLL castmate Ashley Benson wrote beneath the picture, as fellow costar Troian Bellisario added: “Most beautiful babe and mother.”
The 32-year-old actress announced her pregnancy with Babel — with whom she’d been quietly dating since January 2017 — when she posed toplessly and bared her baby bump in an Instagram post in June. "Does this mean I’m allowed to drive in the car pool lane at all times now?" Mitchell quipped in the post at the time. Months later, the couple put on a Power Rangers-themed gender reveal video on YouTube.
As fans know, the birth of Mitchell’s first child comes ten months after the star disclosed to fans that she’d suffered a miscarriage last year. In an Instagram post, she explained she wanted to share her story to inspire others to be empathetic to the struggles of those who may be struggling in silence.
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