Pregnant Shay Mitchell Discovers She’s Expecting a Girl During a Power Ranger Fight

It’s morphin’ time! As pregnant Shay Mitchell and boyfriend Matte Babel prepare to welcome their first child together, the couple found out they’re expecting a baby girl — through a fight between a Pink Power Ranger and a Blue Power Ranger.

“Shay wanted to surprise Matte with a gender reveal that would keep him guessing, but it was a surprise for her too,” reads the description of their Thursday, July 4, YouTube video. “So they left it up to Shay’s assistant Liz to do the planning. They saw a lot of gender reveals that involved pink and blue cake and balloons, but thought a touch of drama would really set this one apart from the rest.”

Shay Mitchell and Matte Babel attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Atlanta Hawks at Staples Center on January 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images

At the start of the video, Mitchell, 32, polled her loved ones on their predictions via telephone, and six out of eight told her they thought she’s having a girl. But the You actress begged to differ. “I truly think I am having boy,” she said in the clip. “Because, ugh, just the retribution of having a girl — my parents would just look at me and be like, ‘It’s karma, bitch.’”

The Power Rangers then appeared on a balcony and made a show of hand-to-hand combat, though the actors had difficulty breathing through their masks after they tumbled into a pool.


“Can you guys just say if it’s a girl or a boy?” Babel, a Canadian host and music reporter, said during the theatrics.

Ultimately, the Pink Power Ranger reigned supreme. “Oh, my God, everybody freaking knew!” Mitchell exclaimed. “I thought it was a boy for the longest time. Obviously, I’m super happy. I’m just like, it’s crazy. Everybody was right.”

“Never in the history of reveals have I seen Power Rangers,” the Pretty Little Liars alum raved.

Mitchell, who revealed in January that she had suffered a miscarriage, announced the pregnancy on June 28. She’ll document the maternity journey in her upcoming web series, Almost Ready, debuting on July 17.

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