It’s been a week since Shay Mitchell announced that she and boyfriend Matte Babel are expecting their first child. She announced the news via topless photoshoot and showed off her baby bump on her YouTube channel, in a video titled “Guess Who’s Preggers.”
One of the joys of modern pregnancy is the gender-guessing game parents-to-be like to play. From balloons and confetti, to powder bombs and cake layers, it’s become quite popular to determine ahead of time, in wild fashion, whether the little human kicking inside mama is a boy or girl. But Shay and partner Matte Babel did something completely different, something so epic that no one in the history of gender reveals has ever done this. And Shay can thank her assistant for this as she’s the only one who knew the truth.
Mitchell and Babel didn’t have a party; it was just the two of them as they sat in their backyard, awaiting whatever surprise Shay’s assistant had in store. But there was absolutely no way they knew Power Rangers were going to come flying out at them. That’s right, first a blue Power Ranger stepped out in fighting form—so they totally thought they were having a boy. But almost immediately after, a pink Power Ranger came out and amid some momentary confusion since they knew they weren’t having twins, the two Rangers began battling it out.
The characters “fought” in front of Shay and Matte, first in a grassy area, then they ended up in the pool and that’s where things got a little sketchy as the suited duo couldn’t breathe in their costumes. Eventually they ripped off their masks—making it much less Power Ranger-y and more blooper-reel funny— but eventually Pink overpowered Blue. The pink Power Ranger lay across Shay and Matte, who simply wanted to know, “Can you guys just say if it’s a girl or a boy?!” before she revealed that, yes, they are having a girl. And that’s how you take girl power to another level.
Prior to all this, the couple had left a doctor’s appointment where Mitchell admitted she believed she was having a boy because a girl would mean karma is a b*tch. Shay and Matte then called family and friends to take a quick poll on what they thought she was having and the majority said girl. Upon Pink Power Ranger winning the fight, Shay’s first reaction was, “Oh my God, everybody freaking knew!”
Despite hoping for a boy, Shay said she is “obviously” happy to be expecting a little girl. In early January, Mitchell revealed she had suffered a miscarriage in 2018 by posting a photo of an ultrasound with an emoji of a broken heart. And while they mourned that loss, Shay and Matte are on their way to a new adventure, which hasn’t been complete without people already shaming and trolling her, from what she eats to her bikini pics, which she expertly responded to.
“There is something in the oven and it’s not my pizza!!! WOW… It’s kind of surreal processing the fact that another human is growing inside of you,” she captioned her YouTube vid. “It’s exciting, nerve-racking, difficult and emotional all at the same time. Everyone waits for the right time to make the announcement and for me it wasn’t until I couldn’t hide it anymore and was tired of wearing over sized sweatshirts. We’re beyond excited and looking forward to starting a family. I’ve learned so much about myself and parenthood over the past 6 months, and feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface! It’s going to be a wild ride!!”