Shay Mitchell Reveals Why She May Never Get Married

From playing free-spirited Stella Cole on "Dollface," to privileged Peach Salinger in "You," Shay Mitchell has proved on multiple occasions that she's a talented actor with range. The Filipino-Canadian star launched her career as an international model at the mere age of 11, allowing her to travel to foreign cities such as Hong Kong and Barcelona (via Seventeen). But it was when the actor was cast in teen sensation "Pretty Little Liars" that Mitchell truly skyrocketed to international stardom.

Mitchell was cast as Emily Fields, a demure yet high-achieving high school swimmer, who was one of the first leading lesbian characters on a teen drama, as noted by Teen Vogue. Over the years, Mitchell has been celebrated for playing this groundbreaking character and thanked for being a role model. The Beis founder has also been consistently questioned about her experience embodying a queer character. "When I started, people were like, 'What are you,'" Mitchell shared with Cosmopolitan in 2016, referring to her sexuality. "I'm like, right now I'm dating a guy. I don't know what it's going to be in three years. You love who you love."

The "guy" who's in Mitchell's life at the moment? Matte Babel. While there's a lot you probably didn't know about Mitchell's boyfriend, the "Pretty Little Liars" star has been linked to Babel since 2017 (via Elle). Ever since, fans have been speculating over whether the long-term couple sees wedding bells in their future. Mitchell tells all in an interview with E! News' "Daily Pop."

Shay Mitchell doesn't know if wedding bells are 'in the cards' for her and Matte Babel

From acting and modeling, to the side hustles that she s secretly slaying, Shay Mitchell has a lot on her plate. To top that off, the social media star has her hands full parenting her daughter Atlas, whom she shares with boyfriend Matte Babel (via Us Weekly). In February, Mitchell also announced that the couple was expecting a another child together — a second daughter, who arrived in early June, according to People.

As Mitchell and Babel's family continues to grow, fans have expressed an increasing curiosity over the fate of the couple's future. In an interview with E! News' "Daily Pop," the "You" actor was asked whether or not she sees her and her beau walking down the aisle anytime soon. Long story short? The power couple is in "no rush" to get married.

"I don't know if I've done anything in order," Mitchell shared. "I didn't get married before a child. I had a child, didn't get married. I don't really know if that's in the cards of [sic] us. I think we both agree, maybe it's just me."

Not being married keeps Shay Mitchell's relationship sexy

Like every partnership, Shay Mitchell and Matte Babel's has its ebb and flow. In an interview with Us Weekly, the "Pretty Little Liars" star opened up about some of the couple's challenges amidst the coronavirus pandemic. "One minute I'm like, 'You stay on this side of the bedroom, I'll be on this side, do not cross this line,'" she shared. "And then other days I'm like, 'Oh, this is awesome. I feel very grateful that I have you here to watch this Netflix show."

Despite the obstacles they have faced as a couple, including during Mitchell's pregnancy, the Onda founder and Babel have remained by each other's side through it all (via Motherly). One of the secrets to the couple's success? The fact that they are not married. Mitchell revealed that the lack of a contract binding the couple together "keeps it sexy." "There's no pressure here," she shared with E! News' "Daily Pop." "I love the fact that we come home and every day I'm like, 'I choose you and you choose me.'"

Matte Babel and Shay Mitchell have a lot in common

Thanks to her role on "Pretty Little Liars," her high profile businesses, and her large social media following, the world knows a lot about Shay Mitchell. Her long-term partner on the other hand? For the most part, Matte Babel prefers to stay out of the spotlight.

Like his girlfriend, Babel has dabbled in several different industries. According to People, he has worked as a brand consultant, hosted MuchMusic, and worked as an "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent. Given his branding expertise, Babel is also on the board of both Onda, Mitchell's tequila seltzer brand, and Beis, her luggage brand. And while Babel isn't as active on social media as his significant other, he has shared some heartwarming Instagram posts of Mitchell and his daughter Atlas. Babel shared a stunning photo of Mitchell during her first pregnancy. "The strength, vulnerability and grace you've had during this pregnancy has left me in awe, you're going to be an incredible mom." Aww!

Another thing that Babel and Mitchell have in common? They both hail from the Great White North! The Canada natives met in their home country and were friends before they started dating. In an interview with FOX411 in January 2017, Mitchell revealed that she and Babel had "known each other for nine years." "We're really, really awesome friends," she shared.