Shay Mitchell is pregnant!
The Pretty Little Liars alum announced on Friday that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend(not husband, as many believe) Matte Babel. The actress shared a photo of her burgeoning baby bump on Instagram yesterday with the caption, “Does this mean I’m allowed to drive in the car pool lane at all times now?”
In a Youtube video, titled “Guess Who’s Preggers”, Mitchell also shares how stressful it has been for her to keep the pregnancy a secret.
“It’s kind of surreal processing the fact that another human is growing inside of you,” Mitchell wrote as a caption to her video. “It’s exciting, nerve-racking, difficult and emotional all at the same time. 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 over sized 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!!”
Matte Babel also took to Instagram to share his excitement of becoming a father.
“Watching the both of you grow over the past 6 months has been the most beautiful thing in the world. The strength, vulnerability and grace you’ve had during this pregnancy has left me in awe, you’re going to be an incredible mom…We’re lucky to have you, love you,”.
In January, Mitchell revealed that she had had a miscarriage in 2018.
“We all have to deal with various struggles and challenges in life,” she wrote alongside a sonogram photo on her Instagram stories. “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.”