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Who Is Shelby Rabara? New Details On Harry Shum Jr.'s Wife —​ Plus Their Pregnancy!

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Who Is Shelby Rabara? New Details On Harry Shum Jr.'s Wife

Congratulations are in order for Harry Shum Jr. and his wife, Shelby Rabara! The couple announced they are expecting their first child together via a super-cute Instagram post on Nov. 11. The sweet snap features the new mom-to-be, 35, looking joyfully surprised as the Shadowhunter​s star, 36, puts his hands around her baby bump from behind. So who is Shelby Rabara? Here's everything you need to to know about Harry Shum Jr.'s wife and their baby news! 

1. She's also an actor

Rabara has appeared in multiple film and television roles since launching her career in 2005. Her television credits include recurring and guest appearances on Grounded For LifeAwkward., and House. She's also appeared on the big screen in films like 17 Again and Spring Breakdown. From 2009 to 2010, she also had a recurring role on Glee, in which husband Shum played Mike Chang.



A post shared by Shelby Rabara (@shelbyrabara) on Sep 24, 2012 at 1:57am PDT

2. Former Laker Girl

Rabara got her start as a Laker Girl, cheering for the LA Lakers while still a student at UCLA. “You would never guess that I was a Laker Girl at school,” Rabara told The Daily Bruin back in 2004, when she was a third-year student at the university. “I don’t wear any makeup. You’ll find me usually in sweats and a hat. When my friends in world arts and cultures are like, 'Oh she’s a Laker Girl,’ people are like, 'Really?!’ It’s just funny,” she told the campus newspaper. 

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3. 12 years strong 

The longtime couple have been together since 2006. Rabara recently posted a snap to Instagram in celebration of the couple's 12-year anniversary. "12 years with this guy and counting!" she captioned the picture, adding the hashtag #wheredoestimego?

4. A Hawaiian engagement

The pair got engaged in October 2013 while on vacation in Hawaii. The low-key couple kept the engagement under wraps until news of the upcoming nuptials broke in March of the following year. 

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5. Their 3-year anniversary is coming up

The couple tied the knot in Shum's native Costa Rica in November 2015. The actor confirmed the pair had wed with a romantic Instagram post featuring the new husband and wife together on the beach.


@shelbyrabara Photos by DAVINA +DANIEL @davinaplusdaniel

A post shared by Harry Shum Jr (@harryshumjr) on Dec 3, 2015 at 12:20pm PST

6. She's a dancer

Rabara's Laker Girl days may be behind her, but she still knows how to bust a move. The dancer often posts snaps of herself practicing ballet on Instagram.


ARABESQUE with an arm hold.

A post shared by Shelby Rabara (@shelbyrabara) on Feb 26, 2018 at 9:45pm PST

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7. Who is Charlie Shum? 

While the recent baby news marks the first child for both Shum and Rabara, the couple are already parents to their adorable pup Charlie, who makes frequent appearances on both owners' Instagram accounts. 


I heart this pic so hard.

A post shared by Shelby Rabara (@shelbyrabara) on Oct 17, 2018 at 3:35pm PDT

Congratulations to the couple and their growing family!

Kayla Kibbe is a writer wrapping up her final semester at Connecticut College where she is an English major with a concentration in creative writing. She covers trending celebrity and entertainment news, love and relationships, and astrology.

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