Shay Mitchell is officially a mom! The 32-year-old Pretty Little Liars actress announced the birth of her daughter with a super sweet Instagram photo, and fans and fellow celebrities are swooning over the cuteness.
Yesterday, Mitchell shared a photo in which she’s holding her newborn baby’s hand, along with the caption, “Never letting go…” This is her first child, and the actress shares her daughter with boyfriend Matte Babel, who left a heart emoji in the comment section of the post. The pair have been linked since 2017.
Mitchell announced her pregnancy on social media in late June with a topless photo on Instagram revealing her belly. “Does this mean I’m allowed to drive in the car pool lane at all times now?” she wrote in the caption. In the first episode of her Youtube series Almost Ready, Mitchell explains that she waited until she was nearly six months along to publicly announce her pregnancy due to her prior miscarriage.
“When it happened, I was just completely blindsided by it,” she says through tears. “I still have those photos on my phone. I still have all the doctor visit (videos), and it’s weird because I haven’t looked at them, but it’s not like I forgot about that happening.”
Mitchell continued to document her pregnancy in Almost Ready, where she’s shared moments like attending a birthing class and her unconventional baby shower. She’s also used the series to share the realities of pregnancy, such as the toll her first trimester took on her mental health and the taboo around bladder issues.