Shay Mitchell revealed that she suffered a miscarriage on her Instagram Story on January 1 while reflecting on all the highs and lows of 2018. The “YOU” actress opened up to her followers writing, “Although it was an amazing year it didn’t come without hardships.” She shared her sonogram picture alongside a broken heart emoji.
The Pretty Little Liars actress went on to say, “We all have to deal with various struggles and challenges 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.”
She continued,”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 after 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.”
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She ended her post by asking everyone to show more compassion in the new year, “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!”