Shay Mitchell and Matte Babel have been dating since 2016, but as a notoriously private couple, there was hardly much that was known about their love story for a while. Of course, it is clear that the Pretty Little Liars star and her lover are in love and that they are set to share a child together, but that is pretty much almost all that many people know about them.
Shay Mitchell is not one who needs any form of introduction on any given day. The Canadian actress, author, entrepreneur, and model has gained fame for her role in Pretty Little Liars in which she plays Emily Fields. Her partner, on the other hand, Matte Babel, is not so much popular in the mainstream. Also a Canadian, he is into the music business and is involved with Ransom Music Group.
Although she has always loved her personal life to be personal, Mitchell took to social media early in 2019 to reveal that she suffered a miscarriage in 2018. She did not reveal the name of the person behind her first pregnancy, but that was not needed since, at that point, it was already known that she was dating Babel. Five months later, the beautiful actress took to her Instagram to announce to her over 25 million followers, as well as her YouTube channel, to reveal that she was pregnant and was expecting her first child with her boyfriend Matte Babel.
With that, it was clear that Shay and Babel are set for a good and long ride together as a couple. Hence, drawing the interest of fans who want to know how the beautiful duo met and when their love story began.
How Shay Mitchell Met Her Boyfriend Matte Babel
The journey of Shay Mitchell and Matte Babel first caught the attention of the entertainment world sometime in 2017 but it was actually in 2016 that the paths of the Canadian lovers first crossed. Nonetheless, they went the extra mile to ensure that it was always kept away from the attention of the public.
The first time they met was in Los Angeles when the ET Canada reporter and actress were introduced by a mutual friend whose identity has not been revealed. As it happens, Babel is also friends with the ex of the actress, Ryan Silverstein, although there is no indication that he introduced the two lovers who are both from Toronto.
By early 2017, word was already out that there was something going on between the two when Babel took Shay to the 30th birthday of fellow Toronto native, Drake. More so, it was later revealed by a source that the two were having so much fun together and seemed to be in love.
At the same time, Shay could not stop herself from having her beau on her Snapchat story and then came April 2017, when for the first time, Babel took to his Instagram to wish the one who always makes him smile a happy birthday. This was one of the first signs from him that the two could as well be heading on strong. Not long after this, Babel who is not one of the busiest individuals on Instagram uploaded yet another picture of himself and Shay on the platform, becoming their first picture together on his Instagram account.
Set To Be Parents
When Mitchell was capturing her 2018 in January 2019, she made a shocking revelation to her followers that although the previous year was great, it also came with its own challenges one of which was a miscarriage that she suffered.
As stated, the tragedy was later replaced with the good news she shared again a few months later when in June 2019, she announced that she was expecting to have her first child with Babel. What was more surprising to her followers beyond the news was that she was already six months pregnant. Many were surprised how she was able to keep it hidden for so long, although it was easy to understand why she did not rush ahead to announce considering her first miscarriage.
Shay Mitchell and Matte Babel have continued to capture their love story in pictures which they share on social media. But more than that, they seem to be set to welcome their little girl coming to the world soon.