Filipino-Canadian Hollywood actress Shay Mitchell surprised her followers over the weekend when she finally announced her pregnancy.
On Instagram, the “Pretty Little Liars” actress revealed that she is expecting her first child with her boyfriend Matte Babel.
“Does this mean I’m allowed to drive in the car pool lane at all times now?” she wrote in the caption of her topless photo, showing off her baby bump.
In her YouTube vlog entry, Mitchell said it's kind of surreal processing the fact that another human is growing inside of her.
“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 oversized sweatshirts,” she said.
“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,” she added.
While describing this entire journey as “exciting, nerve-racking, difficult and emotional all at the same time,” Mitchell is certain this is going to be “a wild ride.”
It was only in January when Mitchell last set foot in the Philippines, the hometown of her mother. She promoted “You” in Manila last January 14 and 15 along with actor Penn Badgley.
After all their work commitments, Mitchell flew to Palawan where she spent some down time with her best friend and enjoyed the magnificent beaches in El Nido.