Shay Mitchell's Pretty Little Liars Co-Stars Celebrate Her Surprise Pregnancy News: 'YAS Queen'
The 32-year-old actress announced her happy baby news on Friday, five months after sharing that she suffered a miscarriage last year
Mitchell, 32, revealed her happy baby news on Friday, and several of her former co-stars on the drama were quick to offer their congratulations.
“YAS queen 😍😍😍 I am so excited to be a mama with you and welcome this beautiful babe to the world!” Troian Bellisario — who welcomed a daughter with husband Patrick J. Adams in October — commented on Mitchell’s Instagram announcement.
Janel Parrish, who also appeared on PLL with Mitchell and Bellisario, added, “Congrats gorgeous!” while fellow cast member Julian Morris commented a simple red heart emoji. Sasha Pieterse Sheaffer took to her own Instagram Story to wish Mitchell well, saying “Stunning. Congratulations beautiful mama.”
“Wooooowww congratulations babeee. Ur such a stunnnnner🌹🌹” said fellow teen icon Vanessa Hudgens.
Zoe Saldana joined in on the praise, commenting, “🙌🏽👏🏽🙌🏽👏🏽 Lady we are so happy for you!!!!!! Woohooo” and Bailee Madison added, “Couldn’t be HAPPIER for you!!!”
Mitchell celebrated her pregnancy announcement on YouTube with a video titled “Guess Who’s Preggers.”
“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,” she wrote in the 2-minute video’s description. “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.”
The PLL alum’s happy news comes just five months after she opened up about suffering a miscarriage last year.
“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,” she said alongside a photo of a sonogram with a broken heart emoji.
“In the spirit of the new year, I think that we need to remember that we are all on this journey together — in good times and bad — and to remind ourselves that we seldom really know or understand the struggles and hardships that other people are going through,” she added at the time.
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But on Friday, Mitchell was in good spirits and looking forward to being a mom with partner Matte Babel.
“We’re beyond excited and looking forward to starting a family,” she said in her YouTube announcement. “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!!”