The actress is now expecting her first child after revealing an emotional yet tragic miscarriage from 5 months earlier. It was back on New Year’s Day, when Shay shared news of her miscarriage. She used a broken heart emoji to describe her feelings about it. This is what she said:
“We all have to deal with various struggles and challenges in life,” she wrote. “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.”
Shay Mitchell, is best known for her role as Emily Fields on the Warner Bros. distributed television series “Pretty Little Liars”. Shay is now 32 years old and was born in Mississauga, Ontario.
She recently announced on both Instagram and YouTube Friday, that she is expecting her first child. Her boyfriend is 38 year old Canadian television actor Matte Babel. Shay is now in full mommy mode and joked: “Does this mean I’m allowed to drive in the carpool lane at all times now?” The expecting mother displayed her baby bump in a featured maternity shot recently also.
A YouTube video was made titled “Guess Who’s Preggers,” the actress detailed the lengths she went to hide this pregnancy early on, describing it as a “really lonely journey.”
Shay explained, “When you’re in the public eye, there are some things you want to just keep a secret until you feel ready.”
The actress went on to share a behind-the-scenes look at her personal life, which included an ultrasound appointment and her maternity photo shoot. Trying to keep things hidden, Shay said it became all but impossible to hide her baby bump any longer. She became tired of wearing more over-sized sweatshirts. Shay is happy that everyone knows now. She is giddy with excitement it seems.
When asked about her pregnancy and what the future holds she said:
“We’re beyond excited and looking forward to starting a family,” she captioned the reveal video. “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!”
(Source: USA Today)