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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Star Shay Mitchell Surprises Fans By Announcing She’s 6 Months Pregnant

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Shay Mitchell is pregnant! The 32-year-old actress, known for her roles as Emily Fields in Pretty Little Liars and Peach Salinger in You, announced she was expecting her first baby on July 28, 2019.

She took to Instagram to share the big news, posting a photo of her baby bump with the caption, “Does this mean I’m allowed to drive in the car pool lane at all times now?”

In a YouTube video, Shay shared more information about her pregnancy, revealing why she waited so long to break the news to her fans. In the video description, she wrote:

“There is something in the oven and it’s not my pizza!!! WOW… It’s kind of surreal processing the fact that another human is growing inside of you. 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!!”

Her boyfriend, Matte Babel, also shared the news on Instagram. He posted a glamorous shot of Shay and wrote, “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.”

The exciting news comes just months after Shay revealed she’d had a miscarriage in 2018.

Watch the video to see Shay Mitchell’s growing baby bump. Congrats, Shay and Matte!

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