Shay Mitchell revealed in a heartbreaking post that she had suffered a miscarriage in 2018.
“Although it was an amazing year it didn’t come without hardships,” she wrote in her Instagram Stories as she posted a photo retrospective of the past 12 months on Tuesday, January 1. Then she shared a sonogram of a tiny baby along with a broken heart emoji.
“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,” the Pretty Little Liars alum, 31, wrote in a follow-up. “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,” she continued. “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,” she concluded. “This sounds like a great resolution to me. I hope that you agree. Happy New Year everyone!”
Mitchell, who shut down reports in May that she was dating NBA star Blake Griffin, was most recently linked to Matte Babel, a Canadian TV host and music reporter. The pair were spotted on a dinner date at Craig’s restaurant in L.A. in October.