Shay Mitchell Gives Birth, Welcomes Baby No. 2 With Matte Babel

Shay Mitchell gave birth to her second child, welcoming baby No. 2 with partner Matte Babel. The couple is already parents to 2-year-old Atlas.

By Mike Vulpo, Lindsay Weinberg Jun 04, 2022 11:51 PMTags
Watch: Shay Mitchell Gives Birth to Baby No. 2

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Shay Mitchell has given birth to her second child. The Pretty Little Liars alum confirmed the happy news to E! News at the BÉIS Motel pop-up at The Grove in Los Angeles.

"I recently just had my second child and this is why this is all so much sweeter because this is the first time I've actually been outside of the house since having her," she told E! News on June 4 at the event for the travel brand, which she co-founded. "It's really special to come and visit my other baby."

Shay welcomed baby No. 2 with longtime partner Matte Babel, who she calls a "great" dad.

"I think when you find someone who has the same morals as you, it makes parenting a lot easier," she told E! News. "It's definitely a partnership. Finding somebody who has similar morals to you is extremely important."

The couple also shares 2-year-old daughter Atlas, who was born in 2019 following an intense 33-hours of labor.

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"Pregnancy has been one of the most exciting, challenging and physically demanding things I've ever done," Shay shared while expecting Atlas. "It's brought a new meaning to family and my partnership with Matte." 


She announced in February that her second child was on the way, explaining that the little one's arrival felt connected to the death of her grandmother the week prior. 

"I can't help but think this was the universe's plan all along, knowing I would need other worldly joy to cushion the blow of losing one of the most important people in my life," she said. "Yet, this is proof that love, life and loss can profoundly exist all at the same time."

The Dollface actress added, "Little one, we are so excited to meet you. I breathe a sigh of peace knowing you two are already connected in such a cosmic way."

Since then, she's brought her followers along for her motherhood journey, which has included plenty of maternity fashion inspo. "Pregnant af but make it Y2K," she wrote alongside one crop top look in April. Another semi-sheer green mini dress moment was hilariously captioned, "Three days later and my feet still hurt." 

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Shay and Matte have reportedly been dating since 2017, but they are in no rush to get married. In fact, it may never happen, she previously told E! News' Daily Pop

"I don't know if I've done anything in order," Shay teased last August. "I didn't get married before a child. I had a child, didn't get married. I don't really know if that's in the cards of us. I think we both agree, maybe it's just me." 

What is in the cards? Enjoying life as a new family of four. 

"It's watching Atlas be a big sister," she told E! News when asked what her greatest joy was about being a mom. "It's the coolest thing."