Shay Mitchell announces arrival of first child_1

Actress of 'The Pretty Little Liars' Shay Mitchell welcomed her first child with her partner Matte Babel on Instagram, with a lovely picture of her holding her baby's hand. "Never letting go..." She captioned the shot.

She announced her pregnancy in June and has been keeping fans updated ever since, on her YouTube series 'Almost Ready'. The actress also revealed that she had a miscarriage earlier in January.

She wrote on her page: "We all have to deal with various struggles and challenges in life. And sometimes it’s easier to only showcase the good times on social media, which is what leads many people to criticize it for its lack of authenticity.

"Having so many people follow me on Instagram and read my posts is both incredibly humbling and hugely uplifting. 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".

"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 in bad—and to remind ourselves that we seldom really know or understand the struggles and hardships that other people are going through.

So, for 2019, let’s all try to be a little more compassionate, empathetic, patient, and thoughtful with each other This sounds like a great resolution to me. I hope that you agree," she concluded.

Congratulations to the couple!