Shay Mitchell to Launch New YouTube Series After Pregnancy Announcement

Yesterday, Shay Mitchell let the world know that she is about to be a mom. The former You and Pretty Little Liars actress shared a photo of herself posing topless with her growing belly to announce her pregnancy on Instagram.

As the news is still being celebrated by fans and friends, a few more details are being shared about Mitchell’s pregnancy, work projects, and her beau, Matte Babel. She’s doing more than acting, and fans will get a chance to see her in a new light. Now that the cat is out of bag about the baby, the actress is ready to open up and have some fun during the rest of her pregnancy. That fun includes a new web series!

Shay Mitchell
Shay Mitchell, 2018 VMAs. | Getty Images/ANGELA WEISS/AFP

How Shay Mitchell’s pregnancy will be shared online

YouTube is already home to Mitchell’s travel series, Shaycation, a vlog that chronicles her travels around the world. Her personal “Shay Mitchell” channel also features content about beauty, fashion, her travel brand, and hangouts with her friends and family. But the model/actress will be adding something new to the YouTube lineup that’s baby-centric.

TVLine reports that Mitchell will be launching a series called Almost Ready that documents her pregnancy. Although she is six months along, fans will learn about the first few months of her pregnancy and the reasons she’s kept it a secret.

In the trailer, Mitchell opens it these words: “When you’re in the public eye there are just some things you want to keep secret until you feel ready. This for me has been the hardest. This is gonna be really fun and awesome when I’m not trying to hide it anymore.”

In the clip, you see her boyfriend, Babel, accompany her on a photo shoot as well as highlights of her taking measures to hide her tummy from the public. According to Variety, the show is a YouTube Original and is set to hit the platform on July 17. The six-episode series will air every other week. In a blurb for the trailer, Mitchell wrote:

“WOW… It’s kind of surreal processing the fact that another human is growing inside of you. It’s exciting, nerve-racking, difficult and emotional all at the same time. Everyone waits for the right time to make the announcement and for me it wasn’t until I couldn’t hide it anymore and was tired of wearing oversized sweatshirts. We’re beyond excited and looking forward to starting a family. I’ve learned so much about myself and parenthood over the past 6 months, and feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface! It’s going to be a wild ride!!”

Clues to Mitchell’s pregnancy

In hindsight, a clue may have been out in the open that Mitchell is expecting. Her Instagram page is full of glamorous pics from fashion shoots and travel destinations, but there is one babyish photo on there too. Mitchell has a luggage brand called Béis that offers suitcases, duffels, backpacks, and other bags.

Days before her pregnancy announcement, Mitchell shared an Instagram post promoting an upcoming line of baby gear. It’s now obvious that baby fever inspired the new line of products and is a glimpse of what is in store for the new mom/business mogul.

Fans can keep up with Mitchell’s baby journey on Instagram or by tuning in for her YouTube docuseries. But don’t sleep, she’s still working on her luggage line and other pursuits while she and her boyfriend wait for their new arrival.