Introducing baby Atlas!
In an interview with Vogue published Thursday, Shay Mitchell revealed the name of her daughter with longtime partner Matte Babel. The “Pretty Little Liars” star previously announced the birth of her bundle of joy on Instagram on October 20.
“A close friend of ours was listing off names for her daughter that she had had a year and a half ago. Then she said ‘Atlas,’ and I looked at Matte, and he looked at me, and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh,’” the actress said about her child’s unique moniker.
She continued, “It’s just the perfect name; from that day, we knew it was going to be Atlas. People would ask us, ‘Do you have a name?’ But we were keeping it hidden. I’m sorry to everybody that I lied to!”
The 32-year-old also addressed the criticism she faced for attending Drake’s 33rd birthday party in Los Angeles.
“It concerns me that people are so quick to pass judgment on others, especially without knowing any facts, and behind the protection of the screen,” Mitchell told the publication.
Regarding false rumors that she attended the bash three days after delivering her newborn, Shay exclaimed, “My daughter had been born for several weeks, and when Matte and I chose to take our night out, which was an hour and a half, it surprised me that people chose to be so reactive and aggressive and assume the absolute worst about us — and more so me.”
“There are real issues in the world, and I wish people would stop jumping to extreme conclusions about things that aren’t their business, but Matte and I just choose to ignore it because we couldn’t be happier right now,” she dished. “For me, I’m going to do exactly what I feel is right for my family.”
Keep living your life, Shay!