Is Shay Mitchell Still Close With Any Of Her Pretty Little Liars Co-Stars?

For many, Shannon Ashley “Shay” Mitchell will forever be Emily Fields from Pretty Little Liars. The actor portrayed the role of the kindhearted swimmer from the show’s debut in 2010 through its final episode in 2017, per IMDb. The bond between The Liars was quite strong on screen, with fans often gushing about the friendship between castmates. According to IMDb, Mitchell has since appeared on various shows like Dollface and even diversified her skillset. She voiced the main character Alexandra Trese in the animated horror series Trese. However, Mitchell took on a different role in 2019 that gave her a chance to see the world through new eyes.

Mitchell welcomed daughter Atlas Noa Babel with partner Matte Babel in October this year. On her second birthday, the Canadian-born star wrote a tribute to her daughter. She wrote: “I used to laugh at the mothers who cried on their babies’ birthdays. What was so emotional? Of course, there’s a lot of emotion involved in watching your child grow up… I still can’t believe you’re mine.” But Mitchell’s motherhood journey didn’t really begin until she welcomed her youngest daughter in the first half of 2022. After giving birth to Rome Babel, she wrote, “We’re so happy you’re here, Rome, named after my best friend, my soulmate, my ‘person,’ my grandma Romaine.” But it seems Mitchell isn’t that was the only “PLL” cast member to embrace motherhood, and it seems they continue to bond through the experience.

Shay Mitchell and Troian Bellisario are mother targets

Shay Mitchell and Troian Bellisario, who played Spencer Hastings, are both now experienced mothers after portraying the fear of wild teenage girls in Pretty Little Liars. After the show ended, Mitchell and Bellisario became closer as they entered motherhood. Bellisario welcomed Aurora Adams, her eldest child, with her husband, “Suits” star Patrick J. Adams, in 2018. She then gave birth to their second daughter, Elliot Adams, in a parking lot via Instagram post. Mitchell and Bellisario are girl moms and apparently lean on each other.

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Per Us Weekly, Holly Marie Combs revealed that Bellisario and Mitchell “became very close in their motherhood.” Mitchell himself told Us Weekly in 2020, “It’s just great to get advice from her … She’s definitely someone I speed dial.” Mitchell also told the outlet that she took Bellisario’s words of wisdom to heart. “[She said to] follow your gut feeling and pay attention to nothing else… It’s really something I live by. If it feels right, then I do it and I don’t question myself.”

Bellisario also showed up when Mitchell’s daughter Atlas turned two. Mitchell posted a carousel on Instagram from her daughter’s birthday party, and one picture showed Bellisario holding her baby daughter Elliot as they enjoyed the celebrations. It seems even her daughters are going to be Pretty Little Besties for life! What about Mitchell’s current relationships with the other ladies of “PLL”?

Shay Mitchell and Ashley Benson dance it out

Troian Bellisario isn’t the only series graduate Shay Mitchell is still friends with.

One of the relationships that sparked a lot of interest in Pretty Little Liars was the friendship between Hanna Marin, played by Ashley Benson, and Mitchell’s Emily Fields. “ButtahBenzo” was a friendship target and often had fans tweeting about the couple’s antics. A viewer posted a picture of producer Lisa Cochran with Neilan, Benson and Mitchell chatting and tweeted, “This is how I want to be at work.” But Benson and Micthell’s bond has since expanded across the realms of “PLL.” extends beyond.

While Mitchell and Benson may not be connecting over motherhood, it’s clear their bond hasn’t skipped a beat since their “PLL” days. The duo took to TikTok to show off their not-so-impressive moves in a friendly dance-off. Mitchell and Benson battled Handsome Dancer’s “Coincidance” in 2020 and had many of their “PLL” fans down. One commented, “This brought me back to your two dance auditions in PLL.” While their moves may have been rather dodgy, it seems like their friendship is as genuine as ever.

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