Shay Mitchell Reveals She Had a Miscarriage in a Heartbreaking Post

Shay Mitchell is opening up about the highs and lows of last year. On Jan. 1, the Pretty Little Liars actress revealed that she had a miscarriage in 2018 as she reflected on the past year. "Although it was an amazing year it didn't come without hardships," she wrote on her Instagram Story. She then shared a photo of her sonogram alongside a broken heart emoji.

"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," she continued. "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."

She concluded her post by encouraging her followers to be more compassionate in the new year. "So, for 2019, let's all try to be a little more compassionate, empathetic, patient and thoughtful with each other," she added. "This sounds like a great resolution to me. I hope that you agree. Happy New Year everyone!"