Shay Mitchell is allegedly the new girlfriend of the NBA player Jimmy Butler, who is currently a shooting guard for the Chicago Bulls. He played college basketball for Tyler Junior College and Marquette University, and was drafted by the Bulls with the 30th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Mr. Butler was born on September 14, 1989. He is a Houston native, but grew up in Tomball, Texas. The NBA player is a three-time NBA All-Star and a three-time NBA All-Defensive Team honoree. He was also named the NBA Most Improved Player in 2015.
Ms. Mitchell was born Shannon Ashley “Shay” Mitchell on April 10, 1987. She’s originally from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Shay is an actress, model, entrepreneur, and an author, but she’s best known for her role as Emily Felds in the freeform series Pretty Little Liars!
The actress’ parents are Precious Garcia and Mark Mitchell, and both work in finance. Her father is of Scottish and Irish descent and her mother was born in the Philippines. Shay has a younger brother, Sean, born in 1996. His sister attended Rockridge Secondary School and then was transferred to West Vancouver Secondary School, where she graduated.
Some probably don’t know this, but Ms. Mitchell’s nickname “Shay” comes from a hilarious story: it’s because her friends thought that the actress needed to be called as her idol, Jennifer Lopez, aka J. Lo, so they called their friend “Shay Lo”!
Well, let’s get back to the main topic: Jimmy Butler and Shay Mitchell.
We used the word “allegedly” at the beginning of the article because the couple hasn’t make their relationship official. If you search on the Internet, there are no sites that are now talking about these two together, but they were spotted having lunch together in May 2016. They even split up as soon as the cameras appeared to avoid any rumors, and after going on different ways, they met back up moments later.
Don’t forget Butler has called Shay his “celebrity crush” before! The basketball player admitted it in an interview posted on the Chicago Bulls’ YouTube page. After the couple’s “date”, it seemed the NBA player got agitated by the attention while walking away from the scene, and Shay preferred to stay as quiet as possible when the paparazzi started to ask questions.
It was also in late April and early May 2016 that both posted Instagram pictures of themselves with friends at the Stagecoach country music festival. Jimmy was spotted with Luke Bryan, and Shay was seen with co-star Ashley Benson. There are no pictures of them together, but both were spotted getting into what appeared to be a Mercedes Benz G Class SUV, with Butler boarding on the passenger side.
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In 2017, there have been other rumors about Shay’s love life. The actress told FOX411 “there’s nothing that I feel like I have to hold back and be secretive”. She said that, when she’s in a relationship and if things get out, then it gets out. “You’re going to find out about it regardless. I’m not going to anything bad or something that I need to keep secret”, Shay added.
All this thing is probably being discussed because Ms. Mitchell has been recently spotted with ET Canada Reporter Matte Babel, but insisted they are just friends. “It’s funny because I love this stuff and if I put something out on social media I’m more than happy to answer questions about it”, she said, adding that they have known each other for nine years. They knew each other in Toronto, “like Drake and all them, it’s a Toronto crew. We’re really, really awesome friends”, Shay explained.
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