There are many sides to a person. Let’s take Shay Mitchell for an example here. The former Pretty Little Liars star has always come off as a strong, independent, gorgeous, fun-loving lady. Sure, she is every bit of these qualities. However, there is more to her as well. She also goes through dark, sad days even if she doesn’t let it show on her face.

In the latest series of Instagram stories that Mitchell shared, she told her fans that she had gone through a miscarriage in 2018. One of her stories, toward the end of the roll, showed the picture of a sonogram. She captioned the story with a broken heart and followed it by a lengthy message.

In the message, she explained how everyone has his ups and downs and since people just get to see a person’s good times on social media, many of them tend to “criticize it [social media] for its lack of authenticity.” The Canadian-Filipino actress then went on to say that her fans kept her going on during her “darkest” days.

The 31-year-old wrote, “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.”

In the end of her message, Mitchell reminded everyone to be “more compassionate, empathetic, patient and thoughtful with each other” in 2019. Talking about social media, Mitchell’s accounts have always been those to look forward to. Her travel posts are breath-taking, her style always on-point, and she never fails to give you foodgasms either.

Mitchell has not openly mentioned the name of the man she is dating currently. Most recently, she has been spotted with music reporter and TV host Matte Babel. The pair was last seen together in Los Angeles in October.