Shay Mitchell Debuts Her Baby Bump Along With A Bittersweet Pregnancy Announcement

Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell is pregnant with her second baby! She shared the news on her Instagram by posting a photo of her baby bump.

By Gina Florio1 min read

Shay Mitchell and boyfriend Matte Babel, who have been together since 2017, are expecting their second child. Their daughter Atlas, born in 2019, is soon to be a big sister! Shay took to Instagram to share the news and write a heartfelt message about pregnancy and loss.

Shay Recently Lost Her Grandmother

As exciting as her pregnancy news is, Shay is simultaneously mourning the loss of her beloved grandmother. "Saying goodbye to a loved one while simultaneously experiencing the joy of welcoming another into this world is the great cycle of life," she wrote in the caption. "It is also my most challenging season to date."

Shay wonders aloud whether this was all part of the "universe's plan," knowing that she would "need other worldly joy to cushion the blow of losing one of the most important people in my life."

"Gram, I miss you every day," she concluded. "Little one, we are so excited to meet you. I breathe a sigh of peace knowing you two are already connected in such a cosmic way."

Shay originally shared the news that her grandmother passed away on Instagram a week ago.

"My heart is broken," she wrote. "Although I feel so grateful to have been able to spend such incredible moments with her and my family over 34 years plus having Atlas also be able to have her own special relationship with her, it’s hard to say that this will ever get easier because right now the pain I feel is excruciating knowing that she is gone."

Although she is still in mourning, Shay expressed in her latest Instagram post that she is reveling in the fact that "love, life and loss can profoundly exist all at the same time."