Shay Mitchell's Pregnant! Get To Know Baby Daddy Matte Babel

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Who Is Matte Babel? New Details On Shay Mitchell's Baby Daddy And Boyfriend

Shay Mitchell of Pretty Little Liars recently set the Twitter-sphere abuzz when she announced her pregnancy. The follow-up question, of course, was "who is the father?"  — and it didn't take long to get a response. Who is Matte Babel, Shay Mitchell's baby daddy?

Here’s what we know about Shay Mitchell’s baby daddy.

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1. He’s Canadian.

According to Hollywood Life, Matte Babel is another import from the great country of Canada— the same country that gave us Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, the Property Brothers, and, um, Justin Bieber. A native of Toronto, Matte Babel went to Wilfred Laurier University and was best known as a VJ on MuchMusic (later, Fuse TV). Recently, however, he’s been seen hanging out with Drake, who is yet another fine Canadian import, and was gushing about him in an interview.

“Drake’s super interesting to me. I mean just to be the phenom he is and be where he is in his life and be as young as he is and not have really changed at all. To me, it’s so fascinating… being around that guy. He hasn’t changed at all. He’s pretty much the exact same person with more expensive problems now,” he said, according to the outlet.



A post shared by mattebabel (@mattebabel) on Feb 1, 2018 at 6:51pm PST

Matte Babel is Canadian.

2. Matte Babel is now a music manager who keeps his private life private.

According to Huffington Post Canada, Matte Babel and Shay Mitchell have gone out of their way to keep their private life private. Babel, who is now a music manager (that, incidentally, manages Drake’s business portfolio), sometimes appears in Shay Mitchell’s YouTube videos, but for the most part, this Los Angeles-based couple has kept themselves out of the paparazzi’s glaring eye.



A post shared by Shay Mitchell (@shaymitchell) on Jun 28, 2019 at 12:26pm PDT

Shay Mitchell announced her pregnancy on Instagram. 

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3. They have been dating for more than two years.

According to Elle Magazine, Shay Mitchell and Matte Babel first met when Babel was a reporter for Entertainment Tonight Canada and Mitchell was on the red carpet.

“Mitchell and Babel, who at the time was a reporter for Entertainment Tonight Canada, were first linked in January 2017. A source told Entertainment Tonight at the time that Mitchell and Babel had been together "for a few months," a source tells ET. "They are serious and are having fun together." Mitchell has appeared on Babel's Instagram several times before. He last shared a throwback photo with her in February 2018. "Always pause for a good pic and tell her how much you love her before admitting you forgot the wristbands at home... #tbt" he captioned it,” they said.



A post shared by Shay Mitchell (@shaymitchell) on Jun 24, 2019 at 3:08pm PDT

Shay Mitchell is best known for her work on Pretty Little Liars.

4. Matte Babel is excited to be a father.

According to People Magazine, shortly after Shay Mitchell announced her pregnancy, Matte took to his own social media accounts to gush about his baby mama…and about the prospect of being a father.

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“Watching the both of you grow over the past 6 months has been the most beautiful thing in the world,” Babel, 38, wrote, according to the outlet. ““The strength, vulnerability and grace you’ve had during this pregnancy has left me in awe, you’re going to be an incredible mom. We’re lucky to have you, love you.”

Mitchell’s pregnancy announcement is especially poignant since she’d announced her pregnancy just a few months after she’d revealed that she’d suffered a miscarriage.

Congratulations are in order for the happy couple!



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Matte Babel is happy that he will be a father. 

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