Pregnant Shay Mitchell Shows Off Her Baby Bump in Two Bikinis: 'Summer Bod 2019'
Pretty Little Liars alum Shay Mitchell announced she's expecting in a surprise post and video Friday, after previously suffering a miscarriage in 2018
Shay Mitchell is bumpin’ into July!
With a straw hat sitting nearby, Mitchell lounged back on top of a yellow-and-white towel, keeping her eyes protected from the sun in a pair of black shades. “B E A C H E D,” the mom-to-be joked in the snapshot’s caption.
Mitchell further showed off her bump in a Thursday photograph with pal Alex Merrell taken by Sarah Stanfield, posing from the side in a peach-colored bikini with the same patterned towel around her head.
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“Does this mean I’m allowed to drive in the car pool lane at all times now?” Mitchell joked in the caption of a topless maternity snapshot, showing off her bare baby bump.
“The strength, vulnerability and grace you’ve had during this pregnancy has left me in awe, you’re going to be an incredible mom,” Babel continued. “We’re lucky to have you, love you.”
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Mitchell celebrated her pregnancy announcement on YouTube with a vlog titled “Guess Who’s Preggers,” writing in the 2-minute video’s description, “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,” the mom-to-be added. “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.”
Beginning July 17, Mitchell will be launching a weekly series on her YouTube channel chronicling all things pregnancy. (Her announcement video has racked up more than 5 million views since Friday.)
The actress says in a statement, “Women go through a lot during pregnancy. It’s exciting, difficult, emotional and amazing all at the same time, and I wanted to share my journey with more than just a photo.”