She’s going to be a mama! Shay Mitchell shared some incredible news on Friday, June 28, announcing to the world that she’s pregnant. The Pretty Little Liars actress revealed that she’s expecting a bundle of joy by sharing a glowing baby bump photo to her Instagram page.
“Does this mean I’m allowed to drive in the car pool lane at all times now?,” she captioned the stunning portrait, showing her wearing black bottoms with her growing tummy on full display. Shay, 32, looked absolutely radiant with her hair pulled back, wearing statement earrings for the maternity shoot. Several celebs and fans shared heartwarming congratulatory messages.
Shay also posted a YouTube video featuring her beau and the father of her child, Matte Babel, and revealed why she waited so long to share the news. “When you’re in the public eye, there’s some things you want to keep a secret until you feel ready … this for me, has been the hardest. This is going to be really fun and awesome when I’m not trying to hide it anymore,” she explained.
In the video, fans even get to see her ultrasound! “I didn’t want to come out on social media so early on,” the actress added. “I think pregnancy is awesome for the most part,” she continued.
As fans may recall, the brunette beauty previously opened up about her devastating miscarriage back in 2018. “Last, although it was an amazing year, it didn’t come without some hardships,” the PLL star wrote at the time. She also posted a sonogram of a tiny baby and a broken heart emoji.
After overcoming heartbreak, Shay is over-the-moon to have fans enjoy this exciting new journey with her. She’s going to be such an awesome mom and we can’t wait to see if she has a boy or girl!