Shay Mitchell welcomes first child with partner Matte Babel

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  • Shay Mitchell has welcomed her first child.

    The former Pretty Little Liars star took to her social media to confirm that she had given birth to her first child.

    The actress did not reveal any name details about her newborn, but she took to her Instagram page to share an adorable snap of the little one.

    Sharing a picture of her holding hands with her baby daughter, the new mum wrote, ‘Never letting go…’ and she was met with a stream of congratulatory comments from fans and friends, including a few famous faces.

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    Fellow Pretty Little Liars stars Keegan Allen, Torrey DeVito and Troian Bellisario, who recently welcomed her own baby with Meghan Markle’s Suits co-star Patrick J. Adams, wrote ‘❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ So happy for you and your beautiful family!’, ‘❤️❤️❤️!!’ and ‘Most beautiful babe and mother. 😍’.

    Shay’s on-screen mum Nia Peeples left a sweet message, adding, ‘I dreamed about you giving birth last night… welcome to motherhood and the deepest of all feelings’.

    Originals star Claire Holt who also recently became a mum and appeared in with Shay in Pretty Little Liars for a few episodes also commented, writing, ‘Congratulations!! 💕’.

    New dad TV presenter Matte commented on the post, leaving a simple red heart ‘❤️’, which fans loved, as the comment quickly raked up nearly 2000 likes.

    Shay, who earlier this year starred in Netflix success You, announced her pregnancy back in June with an Instagram post displaying her baby bump.

    Her sweet post was met with a massive response from fans and friends, with nearly five million likes on her photo.

    She recently revealed to fans that she was expecting a baby girl, when she shared a series of snaps of her pink-themed baby shower with a ‘baby girl’ poster on the wall.

    Opening up earlier this year in her YouTube series Almost Ready, Shay spoke about her previous miscarriage that she suffered from last year.

    “The first time that I was pregnant last year, Matte and I hadn’t been planning,” she said. “But it happened and we were really excited about it. I was like 14 weeks, at that point, I had no idea the percentage of miscarriages. When it happened I was just, completely blindsided by it.”

    “I still have those photos on my phone,” she continued, “and I still have all the doctor visits…and it’s weird because I haven’t looked at them, but it’s not like I forgot about that happening.”

    Big congratulations to Shay and Matte on their new arrival!

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