Shay Mitchell Says Pretty Little Liars Costar Troian Bellisario Gives Her Parenting Advice
Gotta love women supporting women! Pretty Little Liars actress Shay Mitchell says her former costar Troian Bellisario gives her the best motherhood and parenting advice. Shay gave birth to daughter Atlas in October after 33 (!!!) hours of labor. Troian and Suits actor Patrick J. Adams had their baby, Aurora, last year.
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Atlas Noa, In my 32 years of life I thought I had seen a lot of places, experienced a lot of things, met a lot of people and felt love…then came you. Truth is I had no idea I was capable of loving anything like this before you arrived. You wonder if thatâ€™s just something people say, but itâ€™s as if the chemical makeup of my entire body and soul changed the minute we met. I wake up each day (and also every 2-3 hours 😉 still in awe that you are mine, and I am yours. Iâ€™m still learning about you and Iâ€™ll never grow old of watching you slowly wake up, catch a glimpse of me or your dad and focus intently, almost as if to say â€œI know you.â€ Just know, sweet girl – Whatever you choose to do in this world, whoever you choose to love, wherever you choose to go, I will always be your biggest fan. I am already so proud to be your Mama. PS. The days of dressing you up as burritos and other snacks has only just begun. â¤ï¸
When asked who had met little Atlas already, Shay said the only PLL girl so far was Troian. “She has been the person I’ve gone to for the most advice, obviously having a daughter of her own. But the other girls will definitely be meeting her soon,” Shay told Entertainment Tonight. “She is not only such an incredible person, but the best mom ever … So to have her give me advice is, like, more than I could ever ask for.â€
Shay’s new show Dollface recently hit Hulu and, although she starred on season one, Netflix‘s You, which premieres in late December, will not feature the PLL star.
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#worldbreastfeedingweek I would never have thought something so simple would be so complicated. My milk came in immediately (so lucky!) my daughter has always eaten well (little bit of reflux but all good) and breastfeeding her was never painful or frustrating (SO RARE) but the mastitisðŸ¥´, waking up in the middle of the night to pumpðŸ˜´, pulling off on the freeway to pump, or hiding in dark corners of houses while pumping or else I canâ€™t sleep itâ€™s SO PAINFULðŸ¥µ (Iâ€™ve included the most glamorous Iâ€™ve ever looked while feeling like an effing cow) having to be conscious of everything I put or do not put in my body (itâ€™s been almost two years if you count pregnancy) and that means alcohol, medication, even melatonin! I canâ€™t even join in all of this cool CBD stuff thatâ€™s happening.But… no matter how much I HATE pumping or how complicated MY relationship with food is, it has been a joy, an honor and a no brainer to feed my daughter this way. ðŸ™ŒðŸ½ My body has made it easy for us and i have loved every moment i get to spend this kind of time with her. Not every mother gets that. I donâ€™t know if I will have it for much longer, but I will always take care of her and do what is best for us. (Once again f*ck pumping. Love you forever babay girl)
Shay recently had to hit back to mommy-shamers who thought that she attended Drake‘s birthday party too soon after giving birth.
“Apparently people are really upset that I left three days after having a kid to go out and party. It wasnâ€™t three days and I left her with [the dog], so,â€ she joked, clearly unbothered by people who said she was partying “three days after birth” and that they’d lost respect for her over it.
Sadly, Shay Mitchell is not the first — and won’t be the last — mother to get mom-shamed over decisions she makes. But hopefully with the advice and help from Troian and her other mom-friends, she can feel confident in her choices when she knows they’re right for her and her family.