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Shay Mitchell Posts Poolside Photos from Family Vacation: ‘Spring Break Has a New Look

by Tasha Mayberry


Shay Mitchell’s vacation vibes have evolved with motherhood, yet she still brings a glamorous touch to it all. On April 7, the actress uploaded a series of Instagram photos from a holiday with her daughters, Rome and Atlas, noting in her caption that “Spring break looks a lot different now.” At 36, Mitchell showcased several snapshots of nearly two-year-old Rome, including a charming picture of the toddler cozily wrapped in a towel on her lap by the pool, and another lovely photo of them together in dresses. The “Pretty Little Liars” star also posted a picture of Rome and four-year-old Atlas perched in a unicorn-themed inflatable float by the pool. Mitchell shares both daughters with her long-term boyfriend, Matte Babel, who wasn’t featured in the photos. In another update, Mitchell humorously highlighted how quickly her eldest daughter is learning as she uploaded a photo of herself in a chic blue one-piece swimsuit, sunglasses, and a crochet sunhat. She cleverly zoomed in on subsequent photos to reveal Atlas reflected in her sunglasses, capturing the scene as her mom’s personal photographer. “Some have IG husbands/wives, and I have my four-year-old,” she quipped in the caption.

The bond between the girls is growing stronger as they age. “They share everything—dolls, art supplies—and they truly have a special relationship,” Mitchell shared with last year. She described how Atlas sees her younger sister as a mini version of herself, and although Rome admires her, their personalities are distinctly different. Atlas is the quiet type, with a love for all things sparkly—crowns, costumes—while Rome prefers nothing in her hair, shuns sunglasses, and resists dressing up, which Mitchell finds amusing to observe. She added, “Every day brings a new challenge, but I’m really fortunate to have amazing support because managing two kids is an entirely different journey than just one.

Who Is Shay Mitchell's Boyfriend? Meet Matte Babel

Shay Mitchell and Matte Babel have expanded their family to four. In May 2022, they welcomed their second daughter, named Rome after Mitchell’s late grandmother. The couple, together since 2017, are also parents to their 2-year-old daughter, Atlas Noa. The “Pretty Little Liars” star shared the news of her newborn on Instagram in a touching post that paid tribute to her grandmother while celebrating her growing family. “Losing the most important person in my life the same year I welcomed my second daughter has shifted everything for me, but one thing remains constant in my soul — I’m sure they met, and that thought gives me peace and joy,” she expressed, alongside a photo of her with her baby. “We’re overjoyed to have you, Rome, named after my best friend, my soulmate, my ‘person,’ my Grandma Romaine. ❤️” Mitchell often posts about her family life with Babel on social media. Despite Babel’s collaborations with big names like rapper Drake and brands like Nike, he keeps a relatively low profile. So, who is Shay Mitchell’s boyfriend? Here’s all you need to know about Matte Babel and his life with the actress.

He chooses to maintain a private presence on social media

While Mitchell enjoys a vibrant social media presence with over 33 million followers on Instagram, her partner prefers a more understated approach, posting only sporadically. Babel’s posts are primarily focused on his work with Drake, as well as snapshots of Mitchell and their daughter. In June 2019, he shared a heartfelt tribute to Mitchell featuring a beautiful image from her first maternity shoot. “Watching both of you grow over the past six months has been the most beautiful thing in the world. The strength, vulnerability, and grace you’ve shown during this pregnancy have left me in awe, you’re going to be an incredible mom…We’re lucky to have you, love you,” he wrote in his caption.