Matte Babel attends NYLON + Sanuk celebrate the October "It Girl" issue with cover star Alexa Chung at La Cenita on October 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for NYLON)

About Matte Babel
Age43 Years
BirthOctober 13, 1980
JobEntertainment News Reporter
AlumniWilfrid Laurier University
HometownMilton, Ontario, Canada
GirlfriendShay Mitchell

A Pretty Little Liar is going to be a Pretty Little Mom! Shay Mitchell and her longtime boyfriend, Matte Babel, are expecting a child. This amazing news comes just months after Mitchell revealed she had suffered a miscarriage in 2018. It’s a great time for this couple, but the dad-to-be has had this mysterious aura about him since he began dating Mitchell. The question of “Who is Matte Babel?” never seems to die. So we’ve got Matte Babel’s wiki for everything on Shay Mitchell’s baby daddy.

Matte Babel Is from Canada

Matte Babel was born on October 13, 1980 and hails from Toronto, Ontario in Canada. He has an older brother, and a younger brother and sister.

He grew up in a neighborhood located between Milton and Scarborough in Ontario and graduated from Milton District High School. Shay Mitchell is also a native of Ontario, namely Mississauga.

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He received his bachelor’s degree in 2003 from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario. He earned double honors in communication and sociology, with a minor in business.

Babel started his showbiz-reporting career in Canada before moving to the U.S. He’s now based in Los Angeles, California where he covers the latest in Hollywood.

In his home country, Babel had grown popular with his charisma and fashion sense; he was voted one of Toronto’s most eligible bachelors by a national publication in 2006.

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Babel Is a Former Athlete

Babel is quite the athlete, having played basketball and football for the better part of his student life. He was one of the star players of his college football team where he played wide receiver.

He reportedly left school during his third year to play semi-professional football in Austria. But Babel says that if he didn’t have a football or entertainment news career, he’d be pursuing his academic interests.

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Babel Is an Entertainment News Reporter

After completing his undergraduate studies, Babel considered going to law school and was even preparing for the LSATs. But he wasn’t sure if that was what he truly wanted to do.

At that time, a spot on the Canadian network MuchMusic presented itself. He bagged the opportunity and started his career as a VJ and host on the network.

As a VJ, he chatted with artists like Mariah Carey, Sean Combs, Coldplay, James Blunt, Pink, and more. He even had an appearance in Degrassi: The Next Generation and counts his costar Drake among his friends.

He went on to host Canada Sings, a reality competition for glee clubs that had Vanilla Ice among its judges. He was also a regular fixture on ET Canada until 2018.

He’s recently switched to music management, marketing, and branding and works with Drake’s Dream Crew.

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Babel and Mitchell Have Been Dating Since 2017

When Babel was still a reporter with ET Canada, reports circulated that he was dating Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell. Soon, they were featuring in each other’s Instagram posts.

They were romantically linked for a long time, though there was no confirmation of them dating. Then Mitchell started 2019 by revealing that she’d suffered a miscarriage sometime in 2018.

Mitchell spoke about Babel for the first time as she announced that she and Babel were expecting and would be giving fans an inside look at her pregnancy journey. And we’ll probably see more of the dad-to-be soon.

Shay Mitchell will document her pregnancy on the YouTube series Almost Ready, which premieres on July 17. Babel appears in the preview of the series and Mitchell also speaks about their low-key relationship.

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