Shay Mitchell ‘grateful’ to reconnect with Pretty Little Liars co-stars during reunion

Lucy Hale,Sasha Pieterse,Troian Bellisario,Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell

Actress Shay Mitchell is “grateful” she reconnected with her Pretty Little Liars cast members during a recent virtual reunion.

The new mom reunited with Troian Bellisario, Sasha Pieterse, Lucy Hale, and Ashley Benson via the conferencing platform Zoom, as part of a fundraiser to aid the coronavirus relief effort.

“I’m so grateful to connect with them,” Mitchell tells Entertainment Tonight. “And truly who knows, maybe if it wasn’t over a virtual reunion we may not have been able to get together at the same time. I’m truly grateful we were able to connect even if it was not in person. It was so nice to be able to catch up.”

Mitchell adds that prior to the broadcast, she was able to chat privately with her former co-stars.

“I think we had about an hour prior to going live where we got to talk one another, which was really nice. It was great,” she continued. “I do see Troian quite often, so it’s always nice, but for other people I don’t see it was really, really special to be able to connect again.”

The 33-year-old also shared her excitement over news that Pieterse is expecting her first child with her husband, Hudson Sheaffer.

“Oh gosh, I’m so excited. I’m so excited for her,” Mitchell gushed. “We were able to say our congrats and ask her how it’s been. I’m just so excited. She’s going to be so wonderful, both her and her husband. Obviously I’m here if she needs anything; a diaper bag, I’ll send her mine. This is the most exciting time, you know? I’m so happy for her.”

Mitchell gave birth to daughter Atlas in October (2019).