Shay Mitchell took part in recapping her 2018 in her Instagram stories and revealed that she suffered a miscarriage this past year.
The former Pretty Little Liars star was sharing photos of her highlights of 2018. She ended the saga by announcing that the year wasn’t just rainbows, butterflies and perfect Instagram photos.
“Lastly, although it was an amazing year. it didn’t come without some hardships.”Instagram @shaymitchell
Shay then shared a photo of what appears to be an ultrasound with a broken heart emoji underneath.Instagram @shaymitchell
She then followed up the photo with a lengthy statement.
“We all have to deal with various struggles and challenged 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.
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 and I miscarried and lost the child of my hopes and dreams.”
“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.
This sounds like a great resolution to me. I hope that you agree.
Happy New Year everyone!”
Shay didn’t reveal when the miscarriage happened or how far along she was. She capped of her post announcing that her 2019 resolution is to be more compassionate.